Bang Saphan Guide
This website aims to bring you the most comprehensive guide to the Thai coastal town of Bangsaphan and its surroundings. [ Latest Update Dec 2013 ]
Bang Saphan is a sleepy beach town on the Gulf of Thailand, it can be reached from Bangkok, 380km away, in approximately 5 hours by road. There are actually two Bangsaphan's; Bangsaphan Noi and Bangsaphan Yai (meaning big and small when translated from Thai). We will focus on the larger since not a lot happens in the smaller.
Bangsaphan is still an undiscovered getaway destination so come and see it now before the crowds descend! If you have any questions please post them on our forum.
|New to Bangsaphan:
Country Road Bar & Restaurant
This new country themed bar/restuarant offers a wide range of Thai and Western food including burgers, ribs, curries, and all of the regular Thai favourites. Couple that with the coldest beer in town and a huge selection of music and you've found a winning spot.
Read more: Country Road
Bangsaphan's first real estate website listing houses and land for sale in and around Bansaphan. Holiday rentals and leases also listed at BS property.
News December 2012:
Bangsaphan's third map launched
Edition three of our Bangsaphan map is now out. There are five maps in total, a Bangsaphan Yai town map, an area map from Ban Krut to Bang Berd, a map of the main resort, restaurant and bar area at Suan Luang beach, a Ban Krut map and a Mae Rampheung map. The map also includes tourist and useful information on the area.
5,000 copies will be distributed around Bangsaphan, Ban Krut, Hua Hin and Bangkok over the course of the year. We have created a downloadable A4 sized one that you can print off:
[Bangsaphan Map Page 1] (A4 Jpeg 2.2Mb)
[Bangsaphan Map Page 2] (A4 Jpeg 1.6Mb)
Find out more on our forum: The first official Bangsaphan Map.
|Getting Around ...
There is no better way to explore Bangsaphan than on two wheels. With miles of empty roads, deserted beaches, temple lookouts, hidden lakes and waterfalls, you can spend days exploring. Renting a bike couldn't be easier, find out more: Bangsaphan motorbike rental
|Marine Life Updates
This thread in our forum will be updated periodically with images of Koh Talu marine life and reports of the condition of the coral in the area. It includes the islands of Koh Sing and Koh Sang. Please check it out for the latest info: Koh Talu Marine Life
Bangsaphan & Chumphon community reef clean up project. Feb 9, 2013
The Department of Marine Conservation, Kig Tour, and a number of local divers got together in Bang Berd on February 9th to clean up fishing nets from the reef around Koh Ran Gai and Koh Ran Ped.
Community coral reef cleanup, 2013
This online Bang Saphan guide brings you the information you need for staying in and exploring around the area. There are several local attractions including Koh Talu where day trips are popular (pictured left).
We also have a detailed accommodation guide listing Bangsaphan hotels, resorts, guesthouses and bungalows, there is something for every budget.
Eating and Drinking out in Bangsaphan
A Bangsaphan feeding guide highlights all the local and expat restaurants serving good food. There are a couple of friendly little beach bars in Bang Saphan that are also included. A great way to spend a relaxing afternoon with a cold beer.
Koh Talu Island Resort
This is the ultimate paradise getaway, there are a number of deluxe rooms and bungalows ranging in price from 1,500 to 7,000 baht per night depending on your level of luxury. With beach front accommodation, bars and restaurants and sailing, kayaking and snorkeling available Koh Talu Island Resort is the prefect place to unwind. You can book it online here:
[ Koh Talu Island Resort ]
In addition to Bangsaphan, we also cover neighbouring Ban Krut and beaches further south towards Chumphon. Secret beaches and great local restaurants can all be found in this idyllic undiscovered area of Thailand.
What's in a name?
We have used both versions of the spelling Bangsaphan and Bang Saphan on the site so that we can be found for both search terms. The Thai word ( บางสะพาน ) is all written as one but it's often broken into two when written phonetically, hence Bang Saphan!
Please check back as this resource is currently being developed with new content added frequqently. Also feel free to join our forum if you have any questions, updated info, or Bang Saphan or Ban Krut photos you would like to see included. We also welcome suggestions for new sections and content.
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