Chumphon Thai: ชุมพร is the first Southern town of Thailand.
Mainly known as a transit town taking travelers to and from Ko Tao or west towards Ranong or Phuket,
While there’s not a lot to do in Chumphon while you wait for your ferry, there are things to do and see around Chumphon and in town. The surrounding beaches are great places to get off the beaten path. Hat Thung Wua Laen (15km north of town) is an excellent beach with plenty of traveler amenities.
As a transit hub, Chumphon is is a jump poff point. But note the main bus station and piers for boats to Ko Tao, Ko Samui and Ko Pha-Ngan are some distance from town.
Some facts: Transport Air Chumphon Airport is 30 km north of Chumphon City. Flights from Bangkok are around 60 minutes. Snorkeling and diving can be found around the 44 islands. Muslim headscarves are a common sight here.
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