This 1878 building was originally built in a Chinese architectural style as the residence of a luminary. The museum is easily the most...
Point at clownfish at this flashy new attraction.
Thaksin Folklore Museum
The must-see Thaksin Folklore Museum – no relation to the former prime minister – actively aims to promote and preserve the culture of...
J Glass is one of the top fa·ràng hang-outs in town. Only the 1st floor is open for lunch, while the welcoming upstairs patio is...
Hat Samila information
Stroll this beautiful strip of white sand with the giggling local couples and enjoy the kite flying (a local obsession). A bronze Mermaid sculpture , in tribute to Mae Thorani (the Hindu-Buddhist earth goddess), sits atop some rocks at the northern end of the beach. Locals treat the figure like a shrine, tying the waist with coloured cloth and rubbing the breasts for good luck.
Don't expect to sunbathe here – the local dress code is too modest – but it's a wholesome spot to meet locals and enjoy a distinctly Thai beach scene.