Take time to explore this Province
The beaches here in Chumphon are good, the caves and waterfalls in this region are nothing to shout about. Still the regions offers plenty of destinations for visitors to get acquainted with. That's my interest and I hope to share them with you
Coming from the north, some 23 kilometers before entering Chumphon along the Highway 4, a right turn leads to the Tha Sae district. Then, from there another 15 kilometers west, there is the Rab Ro cave. It houses an old Buddha image and beautiful stalactites.
In Pathiu, there would be the Tham Nam lod-Khao Phlu. This is a wet cave with underground water giving the sight as well as special ambience.
About 30 kilometers from the town of Tambon Salui, this is the Nam Tok Kra Pho National Park. This is the place for bathing and splashing surrounded by many plant life.
In Pathiu, about 9 kilometers from the district office, there is the Thung Yo waterfall, small one but offer scenic sight.
In Pathiu district, there beautiful bays and palm fringed beaches. Among them Ao Phanang Tak, Ao Thung Wua Laen and some 13 kilometers away the most beautiful Tha Sae beach.
Another 10 kilometers from Pathiu is Laem Thaen, more bays and beaches.
About 4 kilometers from Pak Nam Pier is Hat Pharadonphap. This a beach of 3 kilometer running paralleled with the road.
Another 4 kilometers away is the Hat sai Ri beaches. Here visitors can find the shrine for Prince Chumphon, father of the Royal Thai Navy at the foothills of Hua Khao Chamuk Phrong. A place revered by mariners.
Ao Thap, this is now a fishing village and also the landing point of the Japanese soldiers during the invasion at the Second World War
See map of Chumphon and its location with Khao Dinso
The map and profile of this little island as illustrated on the map attached
Situated 463 kilometres south of Bangkok, 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. Still maintaining the natural beauty, the province is best for those who seek relaxation in the natural and uniquely quiet atmosphere.
With a coastline spanning over 200 kilometres, Chumphon has many serene beaches and offshore islands that are good diving spots. The lack of luxury resorts is an indication that Chumphon's natural attractions are still in pristine condition. Besides sea, sand and sun, it has an evergreen forest that offers an opportunity for trekking or rafting. For backpackers and divers, the city has an easy access to Koh Tao - the most popular diving spot in the Gulf of Thailand.
Thung Wualaen Beach has plenty to offer. Bungalows, guest houses, house rentals, bicycle and motorbike rentals, restaurants, stores, expeditions, diving; and kilometers long expanses of wide beach with nice sand and clean water And Thung Wualaen is relatively quiet considering the area's popularity. The only traffic will be local traffic, so motorcycling and bicycling are safe.
The city is accessibly by road and railways. Often overlooked by tourists, it has indeed a variety of natural attributes ranging from high mountain ranges, mangrove forests, offshore islands and fertile coral reefs.
Destinations visited in Thailand
Koh Chang - Nong Khai - Pattaya - Chumphon - Chiang Khan - Koh Samet - Ayuthaya
Bang Pa-in - Bangkok - Cha-am - Hua Hin - Kanchanaburi - Lopburi - Phimai
Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Sean - Phitsanulok - Si Satchanalai - Sukhothai
Koh Pha-ngan - Phi Phi Islands - Koh Samui - Krabi - Phang-nga Bay - Phuket
SOUTH EAST ASIA 2006:PART 18:CHUMPHON
SOUTH EAST ASIA 2006 PART 17 Hua Hin
Tuesday 27 June 2006
Got the 8am bus down to Chumphon. Feel completely shattered after the late night last night. Went a walk round town very average nothing much to see. Had a sleep in the afternoon. Got tickets to ko phangan for tomorrow. Went for a bit to eat and a walk round the market then it was an early night for me.
SOUTH EAST ASIA 2006 PART 19 ko phangan