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Cherating was discovered in the 1960s by backpackers who stayed at guesthouses and wooden huts among the coconut groves by the sea. Cherating became well known among visitors since around 1970s when a family called Mak Long Teh share their house with visitors. Today, there are world-class hotels and chalets, including the world renowned Club Med.

Visitors can begin their vacation by strolling along the sandy beach. A walk on the beach allows you to collect beautiful seashells, and occasionally you may find tiny crabs struggling to find their way out of the sea.