If you’re still not sure where Hua Hin is or How to Get to Hua Hin, please refer to our Transportation Guide HERE 🙂
During our arrival and before checking in into our resort at Hua Hin, we decided to make a pit stop at the Cha Am district which is located quite near to the Hua Hin town by car/ van.
To differentiate between Cha-Am and Hua Hin again.
Both are beach destinations located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Cha Am is a district in Phetchaburi province, while Hua Hin is a district in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, about 2-3 hours drive from Bangkok by car, bus or train
On our way to Hua Hin, we stopped by Cha Am for a cute setting or recreation place that many Thais would visit as a photography pit stop:
Swiss Sheep Farm @ Cha-Am
A cute atmosphere setting of a farm in a valley surrounded by the touches of styles from European country.
This farm was open since June 2012, thus it’s still fairly new. Along with the Santorini Park, the Swiss Sheep Farm has been the other major attraction to recently open in Cha Am.
A herd of New Zealand sheep, a Dutch windmill, an English telephone booth or even a love lock bridge! Even if they are lacking in a bit of true authenticity, Thais absolutely love them, still they are cute to look at, and of course, many pictures opportunities!
This is a new kind of entertainment theme park that over recent years has become incredibly popular in Thailand. Santorini is another example of one such park, and the newly opened Venezia in Hua Hin (but we don’t fancy Venezia; elaborations later).
They are filled with a myriad of photo opportunities with scenic settings, floral displays and other purpose built areas that you can stand in front of and have your picture taken. In fact, Hua Hin itself has lotsa places like this, even on a floating market!
The Swiss Sheep Farm has become popular with Thai newlyweds, to have their wedding pictures taken in the Valley of Love. We also joined in the fun, except this time it’s not for wedding photoshoot. Haha 🙂
Apart from taking photos, perhaps the main attractions are to feed some of the sheep, an activity that the kids will love, or go for a ride in a horse and cart. Located more or less opposite Santorini Park, just before the Cha Am beach intersection, the Swiss Sheep Farm could be a good half-day activity for those staying in Cha Am with young children. It’s like Greece and Switzerland is 1 minute away from each other! Even if you’re going to Hua Hin from Bangkok, you will be passing by this route, so might as well join in the fun for a while! A quick stop at the sheep farm could be a good way of breaking up the journey, giving the little ones a chance to stretch their legs, like us 🙂
Besides, the admission fees are pretty reasonable too: 120 Baht for adults and 60 Baht for children.
Oh, it was near Christmas, hence the huge snowman! and the pile of giant presents! 😀
Trying to act he’s eating it LOL
Cute toilet/ washrooms signs!
Time for souvenirs!
One-foot-up signature pose LOL
Swiss Sheep Farm
Petchburi Thailand 76120
Tel. 032-772495 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Friday : 10am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday : 9am – 7pm
Located along Phetkasem Road, also in Phetchaburi, there lies Chom Talay Restaurant, a beach restaurant which is very well known among tourists as well as the local folks themselves. The location is right on the seafront and the breeze at night is quite pleasant as you dine and enjoy the company of friends and family. This huge restaurant has quite a giant seafood menu, but the prices are a little high for Thailand. It’s not the best seafood restaurant we’ve ever been but it is a very good Restaurant by Hua Hin standards. Love the breezy atmosphere & sceneries while enjoying our meal.
Deep fried fish served with spicy mango salad.
You can opt to drench their special spicy & sourish sauce on top of the fish or nibble the crisp while dipping it.
Stir fried squid with salted egg yolk
This dish may look simple & soaked but the salted egg yolk was coating the squid perfectly. Very tasty.
Deep fried chicken wings marinated in fish sauce
First time having our chicken wings in fish sauce! Feels like having the “Nam Yu” (preserved beancurd) version.
Fresh Grilled Prawns
Sweet & fresh, finger licking good 🙂
Stir fried scallops with spicy herbs
Well infused with the appetizing sauce, yet still retaining the fresh sweet flavour.
Fried rice with shrimps
Stir fry kangkung
Chom Talay Hua hin Restaurant
1341/10 Phetkasem Road,
Cha Am District, Phetchaburi, Thailand
Opens Daily: 11am – 10pm