A popular beach destination for Thai during weekends is Cha-am in Phetchaburi province. It is about two hours to the south of Bangkok. Most foreign tourists skip Cha-am and head further south to Hua Hin instead. Although Cha-am beach can get very busy during long weekends, it is very quiet during the week. It is worth taking a look. During March of every year, the beach in Cha-am is host to the popular kite festival that attracts fliers from all around the world. These photos are from a two day trip to Phetchaburi province at the weekend. The first day we visited the kite festival and then on the second day we slowly returned to Bangkok stopping at a few attractions.
Driving down to Cha-am Beach, about two hours south of Bangkok, for the International Kite Festival. Takes place from 10-12 March 2017 pic.twitter.com/WlO6UdP13b
At the Kite Festival in Cha-am there are workshops for making kites or you can buy your own. There's also concerts in the evenings pic.twitter.com/72jQ5XUfm7
Please note, you can't fly drones near army camps & royal palaces. Whenever possible I always seek permission. I had permission to fly today pic.twitter.com/Sd60eEOwsH