5 Cool Places Worth Visiting In Chumphon

Chumphon is a door to the South of Thailand and a city with a long historical background. Chumphon is famous for beautiful underwater world and various marine lives such as in Koh Ngam, Koh Lang Ka Jew.



Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Shrine

Inside this shrine is the monument of Admiral Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the father of the Royal Thai Navy, respected and worshipped by all. Located nearby is the gigantic Luang Chumphon torpedo warship, which was decommissioned in 1975.  

Chumphon Islands

A prime spot for marine tourism, the Chumphon Islands consist of over 40 islands across a number of areas, such as the Crocodile Islands in the district of Pathio; Ngam Yai Island, Ngam Noi Island, Samed Island, Maprao Island, Matra Island, Thong Lang Island, Langkajeu Island in Amphoe Muang; and islands in Amphoe Sawee, Amphoe Thung Tako, and Thong Krok Gulf in Amphoe Lang Suan. Some islands are diving sites such as Ngam Yai Island, Ngam Noi Island, Samed Island, Maprao Island, Matra Island, Thong Lang Island, Langkajeu Island, Lawa Island and Thalu Island.

Matsri Viewpoint

Located on the top of a mountain, this is a 360-degree scenic point. On the left below is the Pak Nam Chumphon Fishery Community and pier for fishing boats, while the extensive view down below to the right is of the Paradornpap Beach and the Chumphon Sea. Located at the viewpoint itself is a statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara in the attitude of ease with the right leg hanging down. There are also snack shops, bird’s nest shops, and coffee shops at the viewpoint.

Phato Rafting

Rafting down the Phato Canal through the forest in Amphoe Phato is a highly recommended soft adventure activity. The canal is the source of many streams winding down the mountains. Rainforests and fruit orchards are found along the banks of the canal. Throughout the year, many activities are organized at different sections of the canal. The upstream forest of Phato Canal is abundant, and it is a natural habitat for rare wildlife, such as dusky leaf monkeys and hornbills. They can freely look for food in the forests along the banks of the canal. Located at the banks of some sections of the canal are durian orchards, mangosteen orchards, palm plantations and rubber plantations.   

Thung Wua Laen Beach

This fine white sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see and slightly slopes towards the clean, crystal clear sea, which is suitable for various water activities. It is very popular among tourists. Located to the south of the beach and next to the mountain is the shingle beach. Along Thung Wua Laen Beach, there are tourist facilities, including accommodations, restaurants, diving schools, and diving equipment rental shops.