To reach it, head north on Ruamchit Road and it will eventually turn to dirt and pass through a line of Thai shops, fishmongers, and associated restaurants. The road tees at the harbour -- to the right is the beach and Shylae Seafood and a couple of other restaurants. To the left, the road continues around the harbour past the docks, more restaurants, and a narrow bridge leads to the other side. ... Read more about Fishing Village .
Head south on Petchakasem Road and look for the signs. It's about nine kilometres from Cha-am, on the left. It's a complex of golden teak houses on stilts with louvered windows and a maze of walkways connecting them. The airy rooms were designed to beat the heat in the days before air-con, and the raised walkways enabled the royals and their guests to get around without getting their tootsies wet ... Read more about Phrarachanivet Mrigadayavan .
The Travelfish newsletter is sent out every Monday and is jammed full of free advice for travel in Southeast Asia. You can see past issues here.