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We left the floating market about 12.30pm, next stop is Santorini Park. This is located in a small town called Cha-am about half an hour to the north of Hua Hin. Cha-am, just like its neighbor, is also a very popular holiday destinations for local Thais, especially weekenders from Bangkok. Driving along the main road across the town you can see many theme parks, hotels and premium outlets. Two of the more popular attractions are Swiss Sheep Farm and Santorini Park. We really wanted to visit Swiss Sheep Farm, and since Santorini was just across the road, we thought to just drop by en route.
Santorini Park is a theme park with modeled after the famous Italian seaside town. There is a open shopping arcade, water / theme park, hotel, weekend art market. For most people, if you’re not there for the theme park or staying there, the main attraction is walking around the ‘town’ window shopping.
The shopping are is a loop of shops selling food, cafes, branded clothes and souvenirs.
The best feature of this place is the many places for you to pose for photographs.
Although most of the shopping area was shaded, it was getting kinda hot so we stopped by one of the air-conditioned cafes for a break. This was a library themed coffee place, but the books aren’t real.
Entrance to shopping area only is THB 150 per person.
Unless you’re into shopping for clothes, there’s nothing much else to see or do here. It’s really complementary to the resort and theme park. Anyway, time for our next stop.
Next – Swiss Sheep Farm.