Aerial views of Cha-am

June 7, 2020 1

These pictures were taken by the well-known blogger Richard Barrow. You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

Cha-am Tourist Map

December 28, 2019 0

Our tourist map of Cha-am (2020 edition) can be found at our sponsors’ venues and in major hotels of Cha-am. Many thanks to all our sponsors: (by alphabetical order) Cha-Am Lodge & Steakhouse Didine international […]

The white-handed gibbons of Cha-am

November 8, 2019 0

Luigi Zuccante spent many hours observing the gibbons in Cha-am Forest Park and eventually wrote an inspiring book about them. While they show many anatomical similarities to the other great apes, their way of living […]

Saphan Chak Poo

November 8, 2019 2

Just a few pictures of the fishing village near the pier, after north Cha-am beach. You can cross the bridge on a bike or (small) motorbike.

Holidays and festivals in 2020

October 27, 2018 2

Here are the main holidays and festivals in Thailand, as they are celebrated by the majority of Thai people (we didn’t include regional festivals or minor Chinese festivals). We have organized the list month by […]

The Electricity office has moved

August 26, 2018 0

The purple building of the PEA (Provincial Electricity Authority) at the corner of Phetkasem and soi Rajpli 1 is no more. The new office is about 13 km further out of town, you will find […]

Emergency numbers in Thailand

March 26, 2018 0

If you stay in Cha-am or in Thailand, it may be useful to write down these numbers. Numbers to know Police and general emergency call – 191 Medical emergency call/Cha-am Hospital – 1669 Fire – […]

Old pictures of Cha-am

July 17, 2017 0

What was Cha-am like more than 15 years ago? These pictures were sent to us by Jean-Luc Bonnevault (thank you very much!), the oldest ones are from 1999. The beachfront road At the beach Fishing […]

90 days report form to download

July 30, 2016 5

For foreigners living in Thailand on a one-year extension and having to report to the Immigration every 90 days, here is the form to download, as a Word document. Just fill it once, save it, […]

Get a driving licence in Cha-Am

May 9, 2016 1

Where to go to get or extend a driving licence? If you want to obtain or renew a Thai driving licence, you have to go to the “Transport office” (sam-nak-ngan kon-song) of the province of […]

Location of the Immigration Office

May 9, 2016 5

Where is the Immigration Office? Foreigners living in Cha-Am have to go to the Immigration Office of the province of Phetchaburi for all matters regarding visas, work permits, 90 days report, etc. Since September 2016, […]

Useful places, services or shops

May 9, 2016 9

There are many expats living in Cha-Am but it’s still a Thai seaside resort in a Thai town, so it’s not always easy to find what you are looking for. We hope this little guide […]

Where to send your children to school

May 8, 2016 0

Do you want to settle down in Cha-am with your kids? Here is a list of schools in Cha-am. But first, a few words of introduction about the Thai educational system. Thai educational system Grades […]

Cha-Am markets

April 7, 2016 0

Cha-Am fresh market Cha-Am market is on the other side of Phetkasem Road, in the direction of the train station. Turn left before the train station and go straight. Cha-Am Wednesday night market If you […]

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