Seated Buddha, Wat Tham Manrong, Bang Saphan Yai, Thailand

Seated Buddha, Wat Tham Manrong, Bang Saphan Yai, Thailand

Seated Buddha, Wat Tham Manrong, Bang Saphan Yai, Thailand


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The broad bay of Bang Saphan Yai is probably one of the more low-key beach destinations in Thailand. Regular visitors here relish the fact that it's a footnote in most guidebooks, and dread the day the tourist community at large gets wind of it. We kind of agree.

Bang Saphan Yai is a small town some 80 kilometres south of the provincial capital Prachuap Khiri Khan and 100 kilometres north of Chumphon. It has a decent stretch of beach, a waterfall, red cliffs and a cave temple worth visiting. It's also the jumping off point for visits to Ko Thalu, which has reasonable snorkelling and diving.

Bang Saphan is a seasonal destination and in off-season, some places close-up or run with a skeleton staff -- on a really quiet day it can feel like you're the only person ... Read our complete Bang Saphan Yai travel guide

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