Chumphon Travel Guide - Khao Matsee Viewpoint
A beautiful landscape from Khao Matsee Viewpoint – Chumphon Travel Guide

Introduction to Chumphon Travel Guide

Chumphon is a southern province of Thailand on the Gulf of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Prachuap Khiri Khan, Surat Thani, and Ranong. To the west it borders the Burmese province of Tanintharyi.

Chumphon is referenced in the tale of Phra That Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat as one of the Nakhon Si Thammarat towns. The name ‘Chumphon’ is made up of the words ‘Chum’ (meet) and ‘Phon’ (blessed). As a result, the province’s name translates as ‘a gathering of blessings’. Nevertheless, some historians believe the name was derived from ‘Chumnumpon’, which translates as ‘assembling the army’, because the location was known to be a frontier city.

Chumphon is a perfect destination for people who are seeking leisure in a natural and calm surroundings and who desire to take part in activities such as sunbathing, swimming, boating, paragliding, diving, and snorkeling.

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How to get to Chumphon

Map of Chumphon Province

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Top Attractions in Chumphon

Khao Matsee Viewpoint

Khao Matsee Viewpoint

A viewpoint with breathtaking views of Chumphon’s city center and its surroundings.

Lan Ped Lan Kai Island

Lan Ped Lan Kai Island

Chumphon’s popular snorkeling and diving location.

Thung Makham Noi Beach

Thung Makham Noi Beach

A tranquil long curving sandy beach with a pier at the northern end.

Krom Luang Chumphon Monument

Krom Luang Chumphon Monument

A memorial site of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet, the founder of the modern navy of Thailand.

Side Trips

External Resources

Chumphon Travel Guide - Fisherman Village
An aerial view of a fisherman village near the province’s city center – Chumphon Travel Guide

Summary of Chumphon Travel Guide

Chumphon, a relatively small coastal province far from mass tourists, serves as the entrance to Southern Thailand. This southern Thai province is located on the Malay Peninsula’s narrow Kra Isthmus. It is well-known for its coral reefs and long sandy beachfront. The province is also well-known among foreign visitors as a gateway to Koh Tao in Surat Thani, with its numerous diving businesses. Chumphon offers stunning scenery and is suitable for outdoor lovers. Still unable to make up your mind? Please feel free to visit any of Thailand’s other well-known provinces:

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