The Cha-Am Municipality announced the tourism festival plan for the year of 2012, highlighting 6 popular activities for tourists: New Year Celebration, 2nd Pu Chak (Crab Drawing) Festival, Song Kran (Traditional Thai New Year) Celebration, 14th Shell Eating, Bird Watching & Squid Catching Festival, Krom Phra Narathip Praphanphong Commemoration Day and Loy Krathong Festival.
According to the Mayor of Cha-Am, besides the above-mentioned activities, there are many other fun and enjoyable events throughout next year. As a few day of music on the beach, the annual Khao Yai Cha-Am God ceremony, Thai Children’s Day, Their Majesties’ Birthday Celebration.
Not only for all the events organized to promote tourism in Cha-Am but they also show loyalty to the beloved Thai Monarch and foster traditional and local culture.
Conveniently located close to Bangkok, Cha- Am is one of the most famous seaside resorts of Thailand. While Hua Hin is a famous for perfect facilities for tourists, Cha-Am is admired for its quiet and laid back atmosphere. Its 5-kilometer long beach also caters a wide range of good restaurants and well-equipped accommodation. So, it is not surprising that over 4 million tourists from Thailand and overseas visit Cha-Am every year, bringing about more than 1 billion Baht income for the city.
Plan on Tourism Promotion Plan in Cha-Am for 2012
New Year Celebration(Cha-Am Countdown 2011) – Venue: Cha-Am Lookout and the Cha- Am Municipality. Date: 30 Dec. 2011 – 3 Jan. 2012
Highlights: – Buddhist merit making by offering alms to Buddhist monks
Receiving New Year’s wishes from governmental chiefs and executives – Thai concerts – Gift exchanging – New Year Countdown
Pu Chak (Crab Drawing) Festival – Venue: Cha-Am Lookout – Date: 11 – 19 February 2012 – Highlights: Blue crab selling, how to do blue crab drawing by local fishers and stage performances .
Bikini Run on the Beach – Venue: Cha-Am Beach – Date: 18 March 2012
Highlight: Bikini run and marathon on the beach
Song Kran (Traditional Thai New Year) Celebration – Venue: Cha-Am Municipality and Cha-Am beach – Date: 13 April 2012 -. Highlights: – Receiving New Year’s blessing from senior officials – Buddhist merit making by offering alms to Buddhist monks – Pouring water on the palm of the senior and receive their blessing – Song Kran parade – Local Thai Sport Competition – Stage performances
Shell Eating, Bird Watching & Squid Catching Festival – Venue: Cha-Am beach, Thung Ta Kad Phlee and Nang Phanturat Natural Park – Date: 8 -16 Sep. 2012 – H i g h l i g h t s : Stage performances at the Cha-Am lookout, seafood selling, bird watching, squid catching and boat racing.
Krom Phra Narathip Praphanphong Commemoration Day : – Venue: In front of the Monument of Krom Phra Narathip Praphanphong -Date: 11 Oct. 2012 – Highlights: Oblation making to Krom Phra Narathip Praphanphong and local performances – 7. Loy Krathong Festival – Venue: Wat Cha-Am Khiri and Wat Neranchararam Temples – Date: 28 Nov. 2012 – Highlights: – At Wat Cha-Am Khiri (Buddhist merit making by offering alms to Buddhist monks, local Thai sport competition, stage performances and floating of lotus-shaped Krathong at night) – At Wat Neranchararam (Beauty Pageant of Noppamas ladies, a contest for the most beautiful Krathong, stage performances and floating of lotus-shaped Krathong at night).