"Cowboy town, 15km to nearest beach." Top 5 Page for this destination Chumphon by reezal

Chumphon Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 83 photos

Beautiful Beaches and surrounded by small Islands

Arrived this small town at 3am from Butterworth....first impression was scared, wrong destination and etc. As I was moving towards the exit after disembarking frm the train, I saw the information counter still operating at 3am, my views quickly changed. Even in M'sia the counter will have been closed by this time.

Chumphon is a sea coast city parallel to the Gulf of Thailand. It is the gateway to other southern provinces. Along more than 200 kilometres of Chumphon's seashore, there are many beautiful and picturesque beaches.

Chumphon' is believed to derive from 'Chumnumphon', which means the accumulation of forces. Whenever there was any movements of the army, the soldiers would gather their forces here at this province.

Its also a transit point for u to go to Koh Tao, Ko Phangan, Koh Samui and other nearby islands.

Some of the nice beaches at Chumphon are :

1)Thung Wua Lean Beach
2) Sai Ree Beach
3)Pharadonphap Beach
4)Khor Kaho beach
5)Tawan Chai beach
6)Arunothai Beach
7)Thung Makham Bay

Magnificent islands near to Chumphon :
1)Samet Island
2)Ngam Island
3)Matapon Island
4)Thalu Island
5)Lava Island

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean, helpful ppl and cheap.
  • In a nutshell:Nothing much to c & do except the beach and Islands
  • Last visit to Chumphon: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2006
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