Chumphon, Thailand, is located on the Isthmus of Kra, a narrow land bridge that connects to the Malay Peninsula. In the west, the hills of the Phuket mountain range stand in the background behind sandy beaches and beautiful temples like the Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi. From sunbathing and swimming to yachting and diving, this seaside city will keep visitors relaxed and happy while on holiday in Southeast Asia. ... Read more »
- Khao Chao Mueang
- Ao Thung Wua Laen
- Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi
- Trek through the Kaew Kho Rum Cave
- Visit the Chumphon Night Market
- See the Phra Yai Temple
Chumphon experiences wet and dry seasons due to its tropical climate. The temperatures for both seasons are relatively mild but can exceed 90°F (32°C); annual rainfall measures about 100 inches (2,540 mm) or more. The monsoon season occurs October through March, and rainfall during this time can cause excessive flooding.
Getting There & Around
Most travellers to Chumphon fly into Bangkok Airport. From the airport, buses, cars or trains can be used to access the city. There are many travel agencies in the area as well that can help visitors arrange transportation in the city and to surrounding areas such as Ko Tao.
To move about the city, most use taxis or buses. Although taxis are an affordable choice, most areas can also be traversed on foot.« Hide