Getting around Cha-Am

March 31, 2016 4

The most pleasant way to get around in Cha-Am is to rent a bicycle or a motorbike. For short distances in town you can use a moto-taxi, or a bus to travel along Phetkasem road. […]

How to go to Cha-Am

March 31, 2016 2

Assuming you’re travelling from Bangkok, you can go to Cha-Am by train, by bus, by minivan or by car. Prices and time schedules can change frequently, so even if we try our best to give […]

From Cha-Am to Bangkok by road

March 30, 2016 0

Part 1: Cha-Am to Rama IX bridge Leave Cha-Am by following the road #4 (Phetkasem) back to the North. Pass through Phetchaburi and keep on following the signs to Bangkok. You will then have to […]

From Bangkok to Cha-Am by road

March 30, 2016 0

Part 1: Bangkok to Rama II You can get out of Bangkok by Rama IX bridge, on the expressway that goes to Rama II road (road #35). Of course you may choose another option, depending […]

Going to Cha-Am by minivan

March 30, 2016 14

The article below is partially out of date, since the minivans have been moved out of Victory Monument. From Bangkok to Cha-Am Minivans (minibuses) start from Victory Monument, which is on the BTS line (Skytrain). […]

Going to Cha-Am by train

March 30, 2016 2

From Bangkok to Cha-Am Southbound trains leave from Hualamphong station in Bangkok 13 times daily between 8:05 and 22:50. Whereas most trains stop to Hua Hin, only three trains, departing at 9:20, 15:35 and 18:30, […]

Hospitals, clinics and police station

March 27, 2016 2

There is a hospital in Cha-Am, as well as several clinics and pharmacies. Other hospitals can be found in Phetchaburi and Hua Hin, especially the Bangkok Hospital which is the brand new first class hospital […]

Maps of Cha-Am

March 27, 2016 1

Cha-Am, Thailand Cha-Am is located on the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand, 170 km southwest of Bangkok and 25 km north of Hua Hin. Global road map The road #35 (Rama II) gets […]

Thai language for travellers

March 26, 2016 0

As a tourist visiting Thailand for the first time or occasionally, you probably won’t feel the need to learn Thai language. But it’s always fun to learn a few basic words and see the Thais’ […]

Introduction to Thai language

March 26, 2016 0

Thai language has a very simple grammar, but the pronunciation is not easy to master, as it is a tonal language. The vocabulary is usually not difficult to remember, as there are many monosyllabic words, […]

Questions about visas

March 26, 2016 2

Do I need a visa to visit Thailand? It depends on your passport. Passport holders from Western Europe, North America and Australia/NZ can enter the kingdom without any visa and stay for 30 days. Passport […]

Questions about health and safety

March 25, 2016 0

This page is for information purpose only (please read our disclaimer). Serious matters like health and safety should be verified with the relevant authorities before you travel. Health Is there any required vaccination for visiting […]

History of Thailand since 1973

March 25, 2016 0

1973-1976 The events of October 1973 amounted to a revolution in Thai politics. For the first time the urban middle class, led by the students, had defeated the combined forces of the old ruling class […]

Military rule (1932-1973)

March 24, 2016 0

Constitutional monarchy The coup d’état of 1932 transformed the government of Thailand from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy. Siam’s first constitution included a National Assembly, half appointed and half indirectly-elected. A prime minister and […]

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