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Baan Talay Thungwualaen
Pathio, Thungwaulaen Beach
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Armonia Village Resort & Spa
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From Bangkok it is possible to drive to Chumphon via highway No. 4 or highway No. 35 to highway No.4 through Petchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces. At Chumphon junction turn left ... see more

There are regular, daily busses from Bangkok to Chumphon from Transport Co., Ltd. Busses from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) located on Borommaratchonnani ... see more

Nok Air operate daily flights between Bangkok (Don Mueang, DMK) and Chumphon airport (CJM) while Happy Air operates a flight between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Chumphon ... see more

From Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lumphong) there are both rapid and express trains to Chumphon every day. From Bangkok Noi Railway Station in Thonburi there are daily fast trains to ... see more


Guide to Chumphon

Chumphon [ชุมพร], is the one of attractions destination for tourists and assured that you will impressed with charming of the gateway to southern Thailand. With 200 kilometers of coastline, Chumphon features many beautiful and desolate beaches as well as some of the best diving and snorkeling on the gulf coast. Chumphon city, the capital of the province, is the gateway to other southern provinces as well as the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, particularly Koh Tao. While the area isn’t overrun with tourists there are still many opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, yachting, paragliding, diving, and snorkeling. For the accommodation in Chumphon will ranges from luxury hotels to budget guesthouses. Chumphon is an ideal destination for those who are seeking relaxation in a natural and quiet atmosphere.

Top things to do in Chumphon

Koh Talu – The hidden gem waiting to be discovered

Mu Ko Chumphon National Park Koh Talu

Koh Talu (Talu Island) is the best known diving area and is close to the coast. With shallow margins reefs and coral gardens, is the house of a large variety of fish. Large shoals of sea bream and fusiliers can be seen and the hard coral is in good condition and relatively preserved ...

Diving and Snorkeling surrounding Chumphon

Mueang District Snorkeling and Diving surrounding Chumphon

The dive sites surrounding the islands of Koh Ngam Noi, Koh Ngam Yai, and the outcrops of Hin Lak Ngam and Hin Pae, offer excellent diving opportunities. Divers can experience fascinating seabed configurations from coral gardens to rock piles and caves. The main ...

A spectacular view of Sairee Beach

Mueang District Sairee Beach

Sairee beach is located south of Pha Daeng Beach and 3 kilometers away from Paradornparb Beach. At the northern end of the beach there is a monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the father of the Thai navy, which is equally well respected by the locals ...

Koh Pitak

East of Chumphon Koh Pitak

Koh Pitak is a small island, located in Lang Suan District about 25 kilometers away from the Lang Suan District Office. Koh Pitak has an area of 712 rai with 42 households. Villagers are mostly fishermen and farmers. Residence locates in the front of the island, and coconut ...


Thung Wualaen Beach Kitesurfing

Kiteboarding is the latest activity in Chumphon. Due to its geographical location position it has the best wind conditions in Thailand during both the South-West and the North-East monsoon. The perpetual wind, combined with the friendly Thai hospitality, guarantee ...

White water rafting in Phato Canal

Phato District White water rafting in Phato Canal

The forests around Phato are the source of many canals which are lined with evergreen forests and orchards. Because of the many rapids in this area, the adventurous activities in Phato canal are organized throughout the year. While rafting, visitors can see ...

Suan Nai Dum (Garden of Uncle Black)

Thung Tako District Suan Nai Dum (Garden of Uncle Black)

Situated on highway 41, 54 km from the town of Thung Tako District. The orchard produces good quality fruits such as tangerine, papaya, dragon fruit, and Mayong Chit (marrian plum). The orchard is a perfect highway stop, ideal for taking a break from a long drive ...

Prince Chumphon Shrine & Memorial

Mueang District Prince Chumphon Shrine & Memorial

The memorial is located at the northern end of Sairee beach, about 20 kilometers from the city center, and is a sacred place for the inhabitants of Chumphon. Here is the monument of Admiral Phra Boromawong Thir Kromluang Chumphon ...

Phra Thart Sawi Temple

Sawi District Phra Thart Sawi Temple

This temple is near Sawi River. It is 47 km. from the city center along Highway No.41 (Chumphon - Lang Suan district route). According to legend, Phra Chao Si Thamma Sokarat and his army took a rest in Sawi District where they had strange experience. Albino crows and ...

Paradornparb Beach

Mueang District Paradornparb Beach

The 3 kilometer long Paradornparb Beach is a clean white sand beach with a calm atmosphere and local flavor. From the beach you can enjoy a wonderful view of the island of Koh Samet which is, especially at sunrise, an idyllic picture. The beach also offers historical stories during ...

Tung Wau Laen Beach

Pathiu District Tung Wau Laen Beach

Chumphon's most popular beach is located about 15 kilometers north of Chumphon town. The beach is suitable for swimming because the white sand beach gently merges into the sea. Gorgonians, sponges and a huge variety of reef fish make the underwater scenery as ...

Arunothai Beach

Thung Tako District Arunothai Beach

This quiet beach is located about 60 kilometers south of Chumphon town. Visitors can observe the lifestyle of the local fishermen here. At the southern end you will find the Kromluang Chumphon Shrine and the Pak NamTako river where the fishermen of Thung Tako begin ...

Chumphon National Muesum

Mueang District Chumphon National Muesum

The National Museum Chumphon is located in the compound of the official government center of Chumphon at Sam Kaeo Hill, Na Cha Ang, Muang District, Chumphon. It was established in 1994. The museum is a two storey building, in native style accompanied by a ...

Cho Fa Sala Loi Temple

Mueang District Cho Fa Sala Loi Temple

This ancient temple is highly revered among the inhabitants of Chumpon because of their strong faith in Luang Pu Chanthasaro. He was a religious teacher and treated all people equally. After his death, his body did not decay and therefore the residents show their respect and ...

Pradoem Temple

Mueang District Pradoem Temple

Pradoem Temple (Wat Pradoem) this temple is the archeological site in old Chumphon, at Tambon Tak Daet. It is on the left-hand side of highway no.41 (Chumphon - Surat Thani), after passing Tambon Wang Phai and across Saeng Daet Canal. Some archeological objects were ...

Hew Lom Waterfall

Pha Toh District Hew Lom Waterfall

This waterfall is located at Ban Bok Fai, Tambon Pak Song, in Kuan Mae Yai Mon Wildlife Sanctuary. From Mueang district, use highway no.4 to Lang Suan Junction, turn right to highway no.4006, pass Phato to the 11 kilometre and, turn left for another 8 kilometres. The most ...

Thap Chang Waterfall

Thung Tako District Klong Phrao Waterfall

This is the most beautiful waterfall in Khlong Phrao National Park, situated at Thung Tako District. It is surrounded with various varieties of trees, and many different types of animals live here. To get there, travel along highway 41 until you come to a police booth at ...

Rubber Boat Rafting at Kaeng Bok Fai River

Pha Toh District Rubber Boat Rafting at Kaeng Bok Fai River

Rubber boat rafting is offered on a 11 km long section of the Kaeng Bok Fai River. The track has a difficulty level of 3 - 4 and there are 7 exciting whitewater areas with the names Kaeng Bok Fai, Heo Kaeng Bua Thong Kaeng Ta Wan Heo, Heo Kaeng Ta On, Khuean ...

Tham Khao Phlu Hot Spring

Lamae District Tham Khao Phlu Hot Spring

Tham Khao Plu Hot Spring, This place is one of the most popular tourists spots in Lamae District. It is in Mu 2, Tambon Suan Taeng, 7 kilometers away from the district center along Highway no. 41. There are 3 hot spas here at the foot of the mountain slope. In the vicinity, ...

Khao Kriap Cave

Lang Suan District Khao Kriap Cave

This is one of the most beautiful caves in the south. It is 85 kilometres from Chumphon along highway no.4 (Chumphon-Lang Suan route) and turn right for another two kilometres. There is a Buddhist temple at the foot of the Khao Kriap hill. Inside the cave, there is...

Chumphon Night Market

Mueang District Mu Koh Chumphon National Park

Chumphon Night Market or Talad Torung located on Kromluang Road is the place to find a good local dinner in Chumphon. It is located on Kromluang Chumphon Road, Muang district. At Chumphon night market you can find a wide variety of goods on sale for all your household ...

Hin Chang Spirit House

Tha Sae District Hin Chang Spirit House

Hin Chang Spirit House is located on Highway No. 4, between kilometers 453 and 454, and contains a statue of a very revered God. On both sides of the street you will find rows of fruit stalls offering the popular Leb Mue Nang bananas. The bananas and products thereof are mostly ...

Khao Chao Mueang Viewpoint

Mueang District Khao Chao Mueang Viewpoint

This mountain is next to Sairi Beach along the coast for 2.5 kilometres. On top of this mountain, there is a pavilion for view watching. And further from this area around one kilometre, there is an open area where a panoramic view of the various islands ...

Marttra Island

Mueang District Marttara Island

The slightly more than 2 km long island is located about 7 kilometers off the coast of Chumphon. Most tourists visit the island during a day trip which also includes the neighboring islands. Some tents, a few wooden bungalows and a restaurant are available if you are ...

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Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Discover Scuba Diving Experience

The dive sites surrounding the islands is Ngam Noi Island, Ngam Yai Island, and the outcrops of Hin Lak Ngam and Hin Pae, offer excellent diving opportunities. Divers can experience fascinating seabed configurations from coral gardens to rock ...

Type : Diving & Snorkeling
Location : Thung Wua Laen Beach
Contact : Diving and Tour
Tel. : 08 2515 1741

Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding

Chumphon kiteboarding and kitesurfing coastal area is the latest discovery. Off the beaten track this is a beautiful unspoiled area on the east coast of Thailand about 450 kilometers south of Bangkok. Due to it's geographical position it has the best ...

Type : Kitesurfing / Kiteboarding
Location : Thung Wua Lan Beach
Contact : Thailand Kiteboarding
Tel. : 08 201 15846
Rubber Boat Rafting - Kaeng Bok Fai

Rubber Boat Rafting - Kaeng Bok Fai

Rubber Boat Rafting at Kaeng Bok Fai Rive is done on an 11 km. route with difficulty Levels 3 - 4. There are 7-8 exciting white water areas which are named "Kaeng Bok Fai", "Kaeng Heo Bua Thong", "Kaeng Heo Ta Wan", "Kaeng Heo Ta On" ...

Type : Rafting
Location : Phato District
Contact : Phato Ecotourism Club
Tel. : 08 4925 7007

Recommended Restaurant
Krua Suan Nai Dum Restaurant

Krua Suan Nai Dum Restaurant

The famous Agro-tourism of the south, it's has many styles of the toilet and clean. Krua Suan Nai Dum Restaurant feel like you coming into the cave surround with the plants and many kind of dish to serve on the teak wood table.

Cuisines : Thai and Southern Thai Food
Opening Hours : 09:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Location : Thung Tago District
Tel. : 0 7753 6338 - 9
Krua Rim Klong

Krua Rim Klong

Krua Rim Klong is the recommended restaurant, surrounds by nature and breezy air with calming atmospheres. You can views a beautiful scenery of Klong Tha Ta Pao which create a pure fresh-are for good feeling while eating at here.

Cuisines : Thai and Seafood
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 12:00 am.
Location : Tak Dad, Chumphon town
Tel. : 0 7750 4203
Papa Seafood

Papa Seafood

At the Papa seafood is good taste because they are using fresh fish and organic products for all customers, without being exceptional, but it's a popular local hang-out. Next door is Papa 2000 where you can dance off dinner.

Cuisines : Thai Traditional, Seafood
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Location : Thatapap Rd., Chumphon town
Tel. : 0 7750 4504

Recommended Pub & Bars
Papa 2000

Papa 2000

This large patio restaurant right in the heart of town dishes out tasty barbecued seafood and steak. As the evening turns to night, Papa fills up with locals who toss back a few beers before heading to the adjacent Papa 2000 discotheque.

Category : Pub & Lounge
Opening Hours : 10:00 am. – 03:00 am.
Location : Chumphon town
Tel. : 0 7750 4504, 08 1894 8213
The Good Bar

The Good Bar

The Good Bar is recommended for who seeking a dancing floor, bar with casual style. You can enjoy your nightlife with many friends and the staffs are friendly and warmly welcome all visitors with chilled pint of draught beer or many kinds of liquors.

Category : Outdoor Bar & Lounge
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. – 02.00 am.
Location : Saphli, Pathiu district
Tel. : 08 5188 00185
The Farang Bar

The Farang Bar

The friendly, fun bar is well known amongst locals and travelers alike, popular for it's very cold beer and strong cocktails. The friendly staff will be able to assist and warmly welcome, as well as give restaurant recommendations.

Category : Bar and Lounge
Opening Hours : 10:00 am. – 02:00 am.
Location : Thatapap Rd., Chumphon town
Tel. : 08 6312 6427, 0 7750 1003

Festivals & Events


Chumphon Marine Festival 2019

When : Mar 2019
Where: Mueang District

The activities include conserve the environment by doing some mangrove forest planting, exhibition for picture of related interesting place, marine tourism program, scuba diving and snorkeling package, water sports, fresh seafood booth, folk culture etc.


Songkran Festival

When : 13 - 15 Apr 2019
Where: Chumphon

This festival is the time for family reunions which family members get together. Most of the activities during Songkran Festival involve water, as the underlying significance of this festival is the process of cleansing and purifying one's self before starting the New Year.


Vegetarian Festival

When : 29 Sep - 7 Oct 2019
Where: Chumphon

All the Chinese shrines in the province will be joining the procession of god images that will be paraded around the city for people to worship and ask for blessings. Activities included merit-making rituals, light and sound presentation and films.


Raptor Watching Festival

When : Oct 2019
Where: Pathiew District

The activities for this event such as raptor watching and counting, visiting the raptor exhibition, or raptor and natural preservation in Chumphon exhibition. Chumphon is the region's land bridge, located on the migration route of hundreds of thousands of birds.


Loy Kratong Festival

When : 11 Nov 2019
Where: Throughout Chumphon

The most picturesque of the Thai festivals is held on the full-moon of the 12th lunar month. Little candle-lit krathongs are launched onto the water as an offering to Mother Water. People apologize for polluting the water and promise to do better in the future.