Chumphon situated in the most upper part of the Southern region in Thailand.
The distance between Chumphon and Bangkok is approximately 470 kilometers (about 300 miles).
The total area of chumphon is about 6,000 square kilometers. Chumphon is divided into 8 districts:
Lamae, Lang Suan, Muang,
Pha Thiew, Pha Toh, Sawee,
Thasae, and Thung Tako.
To the north is Prachuap Khiri Khan (famous for its Hua Hin beach), and to the south is Surat Thani (famous for Samui island). The west of Chumphon borders with Myanmar and the east lies 222 kilometer long beaches.
The weather in Chumphon is comfortable all year round, with some rain from May to November. Agriculture, especially cultivation and fishery, has been the main income source of Chumphon people.
Chumphon offers several natural beauty both inland and coastline, including beaches, islands, national parks and mountains. The people of Chumphon has been able to maintain plenty of natural resources for tourism which have been untouched by the tourists. There are also cultural events which reflect Chumphon agriculture and history
Some visitors made a short stop in Chumphon before travelling on to Koh Tao or Koh Samui, and some think Chumphon was hardly worth the extra stop. Some seems to enjoy the variety of fruits in Chumphon. And while you are there, you might want to visit Chumphon National Museum, which opens Wednesday - Sunday , 9AM to 4PM.
A small province it is, but due to its unspoiled natural beauty, so many tourists are turning to Chumphon each year. Take a look at these pictures from Chumphon.
In case you wonder, 'Chumphon' probably means 'lots of blessings'. Chumphon is pronounced choom - pohn.
Chumphon travel guide by ChumphonTravel.com - Thailand