Mae Phi and the surrounding areas are full of different attractions and listing them all would be a big job. We put together a few suggestions here and will add more as we get experiences or information about them.
In the Mae Phim area, within a radius of about ten kilometers, there are more than ten temples, each more magnificent than the other. We listed a few of the closest ones here. A comprehensive list can be obtained, for example, by searching Google Maps with the word temple.
Wat Phlong Sawai, the White Temple
You can climb the stairs to a high hill, from where you can enjoy wonderful views of the sea. You can also reach the top by car and scooter. The location is along the road to Ban Phe (map link)
Wat Klang Klam, in the center of Kram (map link)
Wat Khao Kradon, from Kram, a short distance in the direction of Klaeng (map link)
Tamnanpar Resort water park
Warship HTMS Prasae
Built in 1943 in the United States, the warship MTMS Prarasae has a colorful past. In World War II, it was initially part of the US Navy and was leased to Russia for a few years. In the early 1950s, the ship briefly participated in the Korean War until it ended up in Thailand's ownership in 1951.
The area is a nice picnic spot and there are also restaurants. There is no entrance fee for the ship. There will be climbing on the stairs, so you should bring good footwear.
Along the way, we cross the Prasae Si Bridge. From here you can enjoy beautiful views of the sea as well as the wide river flowing below with its fishing port, map link.
Ruksame Bridge and Mangrove park
About one hundred meters long wooden footbridge in Ruksame leads to the nature trail in the mangrove forest, more information, map link).
Sunthorn Phu monument and park
Thailand's most famous imperial poet Sunthorn Phu (1786-1855) has been given a memorial park in Kram because his father was born here. In Thailand, the poet's birthday is celebrated on June 26. of the nationwide Sunthorn Phu holiday.
More information about Sunthorn Phu's varied life can be found on Wikipedia and the map link opens here.
Kru Kang museum
Along the road between Kram and Klaeng are the premises of the Mae Phim Dog Rescue organization. Dog lovers can visit and can volunteer for a short or long term if they wish. You can also support the operation with donations.
Rayong Botanical Garden
The Rayong Botanical Garden offers a great counterbalance to the beach life. In the swamp area, you can get to know e.g. to beautiful aquatic plants that you can't necessarily see elsewhere in Thailand.
You can explore the area on your own on foot, by bike or canoe, or rent a boat with a driver. Bicycles and canoes can be rented At the starting point there are a few small stalls serving refreshments and coffee.
Rayong Aquarium, after Ban Phe, is an exhibition run by the Thai government, where you can get to know the colorful life of underwater animals. A particularly suitable destination for families with children.
The place is open from Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The place is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.