Chumphon Travel Guide

Chumphon Travel Guide

Chumphon is a province in Thailand named after the City of Chumphon. The Province of Chumphon is not among the primary tourist spots in Thailand and offers a lot of freedom for individual travelers to explore the countryside, the people and their culture.

Chumphon is located at the Coast of the Gulf of Thailand and features a coast strip of some 150 miles. It is closely located to the Island of Koh Samui, one of the primary tourist destinations in Thailand.

This City of Chumphon has some 33,000 inhabitants and is usually the gateway at which a tour through Chumphon begins for most travelers. Spending a few days of the vacation in the province of Chumphon is also a warm recommendation for anyone who wants to avoid the tourist crowds in Thailand’s primary spots like Koh Samui or Phuket.

To reach Chumphon, the most convenient option is to take a flight to Chumphon Airport. This tiny airport is exclusively served by Nok Air. The airline operates two daily scheduled flights from Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport – one in the early morning and one in the evening (as of Sept. 2014 – for up to date information check the airline’s website). Further options include taking a bus or train to Chumphon.

The Chumphon Province consists of eight districts:

  • Lamae
  • Lang Suan
  • Muang
  • Pha Thiew
  • Pha Toh
  • Sawee
  • Thasae
  • Thung Tako

Image Credits:
Map Thailand / Chumphon Province by NordNordWest, CC-BY
via Wikimedia Commons