Cha-Am District

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Cha-Am
ชะอำ
Amphoe
Cha-Am Beach
Cha-Am Beach
Amphoe location in Phetchaburi Province
Amphoe location in Phetchaburi Province
Coordinates: 12°47′59″N 99°58′1″E / 12.79972°N 99.96694°E / 12.79972; 99.96694Coordinates: 12°47′59″N 99°58′1″E / 12.79972°N 99.96694°E / 12.79972; 99.96694
Country  Thailand
Province Phetchaburi
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Geocode 7604

Cha-Am (Thai: ชะอำ, RTGS: Cha-am, IPA: [tɕʰāʔām]) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Phetchaburi province, central Thailand.

The district was established in 1897 in the name of Na Yang. In 1914 the centre of the district was moved to Ban Nong Chok (now in Tha Yang district) and changed the name to Nong Chok district. After World War II, the government moved the office to Tambon Cha-Am and also changed the district name to be Cha-Am.

It is a well-known beach resort town in Thailand.

Cha-Am houses the only American university in Thailand. Webster University has nearly 200 students from various countries. Cha-Am is also known for its beachfront high-rise resorts.

Location[edit]

The district to the north is Amphoe Tha Yang; to the south is Amphoe Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, also a beach resort.

Administration[edit]

Cha-Am District is divided into 9 sub-Districts (tambon).

Attractions[edit]

Phra Pit-thawan
  • Mrigadayavan Palace
  • Cha-Am Beach
  • Wat Neran Chararam (Thai: วัดเนรัญชราราม) − Buddhist Temple (Wat) with the big statue of the six-armed Phra Pit-thawan (Thai: พระปิดทวาร)
  • Rat Charoen Tham Temple
  • Nong Chaeng Temple
  • Nong Ta Phot Temple
  • Cha-am Khiri Temple
  • Sai Noi Temple
  • Huai Sai Tai Temple
  • Maruk Khatayawan Temple
  • Khao Nang Phanthurat
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park

Education[edit]

Hua Hin and Cha-Am play host to a number of tertiary education institutions and universities such as Silapakorn (Arts) University, Suan Dusit Rajaphat (Hospitality) University, and the Petchaburi Technology and Agricultural University. Webster University Thailand, the only international American-accredited university in Thailand, has a campus fringing these towns.

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