Chumphon Province has its own airport, you will find it 30 km north of Chumphon City in Pathio District and only five minutes away from Pathio Beaches. Daily flights are available from/to Bangkok, there are gift shops and cafes in the airport along with booths at the arrivals hall offering hotel services and transfer. There are minivan services available to take you from the airport to the city and vice versa. There are two bus terminals around the town, The City Terminal which has buses going to and coming from Phuket, Ranong, Hat Yai, and sometimes Bangkok. The Southern Terminal is located outside the city on the road of Surat Thani, there you’ll find buses from and to Bangkok. Ferry trips are available at the piers of Chumphon from/to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui. Getting on a train is also an option since the city has a railway station in the center of Chumphon Town, you’ll find trips to/from Bangkok and Hua Hin. You can get around on a bicycle since the roads are small and with little traffic.
Chumphon is a city in the top of Southern Thailand and it is the capital of Chumphon Province. There are numerous activities to do around the city like walking tours, sunbathing, yachting, fishing, swimming, and sightseeing. The province has plenty of tropical islands, waterfalls, caves, and national parks. The city is still maintaining its natural beauty as most of the province is still untouched by mass tourism.
Explore Chumphon’s Caves
Chumphon Province and the area around it have numerous caves, there are caves that are easy to reach and explore, some other caves require an adventurous heart as reaching them can be challenging. You will find yourself scrambling over boulders, using ropes to climb over rocks, getting sweaty, and dirty. But it’s worth every breath! And if you discovered a new cave, you will get to assign a name to it!
Kitesurfing in Thung Wua Laen Beach
Thung Wua Laen Beach also called “Cabana Beach” is one of Chumphon’s biggest and best attractions. It is totally up to you how you want to enjoy this beautiful place but our recommendation is to try Kitesurfing. Especially from October to January when there are plenty of waves and wind. Don’t worry! if you are a beginner, there are schools that can teach you how to Kitesurf.
Chumphon National Museum
Chumphon National Museum was established in 1994, it holds artifacts, bowls, artwork, and jewelry that go back to 4000 years ago! The museum also holds military and culture pieces of Chumphon history along with photos from Typhoon Gay and models of local house styles. The building has a library, exhibition hall, office, museum storage, cafeteria, and gifts and books shop.
Chumphon Night Market
One of the most exciting and fun things to do in Thailand is visiting at least one of its night markets, and Chumphon Night Market offers you a phenomenal experience and an ideal way to try the local Thai street food. You can watch your food while being cooked in front of you, and don’t forget to try the “Phad Thai”, its a very popular dish in Thailand that you don’t want to miss!
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