Amphoe Cha -am ( Thai: อำเภอ ชะอำ ) is a district ( Amphoe ) in the southeastern part of the province ( Changwat ) Phetchaburi. The capital of the district is also called Cha-am Cha-am. The Phetchaburi Province is located in the south western part of central Thailand.
Neighboring districts (from the south clockwise): Amphoe Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan and Tha Yang Phetchaburi Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.
The circle was first established in 1897 under the name of Na Yang. In 1914, the administration building (now in Amphoe Tha Yang ) moved to Ban Nong Chok, also the name of the district in Nong Chok was changed. After the Second World War, the government shifted the administrative headquarters in Tambon Cha- Am and also changed at the same time the name of Cha- Am.
Cha -Am is a well known tourist destination in Thailand. On its coast are numerous multi-storey hotel buildings.
By car you drive in about three hours (176 miles) from Bangkok to Cha -am.
The railway route Bangkok - Singapore performs Cha -am. There are bus stops Cha -am, Huai Sai Nua and Huai Sai Tai.
In Cha -Am is located at Webster University is the only American university in Thailand, to study at more than 300 international students. In addition, there is also the largest university campus of Stamford International University in Cha -am.
See: Cha -am
Amphoe Cha -Am consists of nine communes ( tambon), which further into 67 villages ( Muban ) are divided.
Cha -Am ( Thai: เทศบาล เมือง ชะอำ ) is also the name of a city ( Mueang thesaban ) in the district, it consists of the whole Tambon Cha- Am.
Na Yang ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล นา ยาง ) is a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district, it consists of parts of the tambon Na Yang, Khao Yai and the whole tambon Don Khun Huai.
There are also five " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.