Chao Samran Beach

Chao Samran Beach

Where : 15 km from the provincial capital,Phetchaburi

Category : Travel / Attractions

Updated by : จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย

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How to go :

located approximately 15 kilometers from Phetchaburi Market,leave the main town by Ratchadamri Road, then turn left at Route No 3177. On the way you will see the Phetchaburi Ratchaphat Institute and the local police station on your left. Go straight ahead at the intersection to access the beach.

 

What / Why :

This beach, which is located approximately 15 kilometers from Phetchaburi Market, has a history that can be traced back to the Ayutthaya Era. The name Hat Chao Samran meaning Royal Leisure Beach was derived as a result of several visits for extended periods of time made by King Naresuan the Great and his brother, King Ekathotsarot.

The beach is known from the Ayutthaya period, when legend has it that King Naresuan the Great and his younger brother Eka Thotsarot visited the spot. They were so fond of the beauty of the area that they spent several days there, prompting villagers to name the beach 'Hat Chao Samran' or 'Beach to Please Kings'.

During the reign of King Rama VI, in 1918, a beach palace was built at Tambon Bangtalu, called 'Kai Luang Bangtalu', later changed to 'Kai Luang Chao Samran', that the king visited to recuperate from rheumatism. Later, King Rama VI spent several private holidays here before moving to Phra Ratchaniwet Marukataiyawan with its better supply of fresh water. Today, no traces of the beach palace remain.

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