This website brings you the most comprehensive guide to the Thai coastal town of Bangsaphan and its surroundings. [ Latest Update December 2016 ].
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.
BREAKING NEWS Dec 6 – MAJOR FLOODING IN BANGSAPHAN
More photos and updates: http://bangsaphanguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1480
News November 2016:
Bangsaphan’s sixth map launched
Edition 6 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.
4,000 copies have been distributed around Bangsaphan, Ban Krut, Hua Hin, Prachuap, and Bangkok over the course of the year. We have created a downloadable A4 sized one that you can print off: [ Download the Bangsaphan Map ]
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 right).
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.
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.
Please mention Bangsaphan Guide when you visit any venues in town!
Enjoy Bang Saphan!