Chumphon

Chumphon

Stunning sea, endless sand, the gateway to the southern land


Chumphon, an ancient city with long historical records, is known as the door to the South. It contains up to 222-kilometre beaches and over 30 islands. The highlights are beauty of the seas and abundance of the nature, coral reefs, sea anemones, and fishes. Furthermore, this city is as well a city of fruits, owing to its variety of fruits throughout the year. This is absolutely a perfect spot for an agro-tourism, experiencing orchardists’ lives, and enjoying fruits’ flavours. Tourists will relish beautiful nature of the forests and tartar ranges. Most of all, there are many other important historical tourist attractions, which not only make Chumphon the new popular travel destination, but also the perfect spot to beautifully blend in conferences with relaxation.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Southern

POPULATION

507,604 people (Male: 251,625 people, Female: 255,979 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

You can travel to Chumphon by car taking the highway number 4 (Phetkasem) for approximately 468 kilometres, and there are as well 8 cruise ports for private ships sizing between 20-100 tons. These ports are for ships voyaging along the coast, and they also provide shipping routes from Chumphon to Surat Thani. From there, it additionally takes 2 hours and a half to reach Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan in Surat Thani. There is also Chumphon Airport, which provides direct flights from Bangkok. Nowadays, there are 2 airlines available including Solar Air and Nok Air.

ACTIVITIES

Sea, Boat trips to the islands

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Sairee Beach, Koh Matra or Koh Mattra, Tung Wua Lan Beach, Thung Makham Bay, Koh Lang Ka Jiew, Chumphon Estuary, Khao Kriab Cave, Kapoh Waterfall National Park , Mu Ko Chumphon National Park, Khao Dinsor, Khao Pang Forest Park, Wat Phra That Tham Kwanmuang, Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Park

INTERESTING INFO

Apart from that, coffee is another famous product of Chumphon, since  Chumphon is where Robusta coffee is the most planted in Thailand. The plantation covers an area up to 178,283 rai, producing approximately 24,424 tons annually.