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Beach in Ban Krut & Bang Saphan Yai

Ban Krut

Ban Krut beach is now a full-on tourist destination with a string of resorts, restaurants and inner tube rental shops – there's even a 7-11 – sitting across the road from the sea. Families park their cars and spend …
Beach in Ban Krut & Bang Saphan Yai

Bang Saphan Yai

Bang Saphan Yai is a sit-on-the-beach-all-day kind of place that still clings to that famous beach cliché: Thailand 20 years ago before pool villas and package tourists pushed out all the beach bums. Much of the lod…
Buddhist Stupa in Ban Krut & Bang Saphan Yai

Phra Mahathat Chedi Phakdi Praka

Topping Khao Thong Chai, the headland north of Ban Krut Beach, this beautiful and unusually wide, 50m-tall stupa was completed in 2005. The main room has modern murals painted in traditional Thai style showing local…
Italian in Ban Krut & Bang Saphan Yai

Kasama’s Pizza

A friendly spot and one of the longest-running restaurants in Ban Krut, Kasama's has substantial sandwiches, all-day breakfasts, pizzas and real chocolate milkshakes. And it delivers, even to the beach. It's located…