|The Emblem of Chumphon|
| Chumphon province is
located in the most upper part of the
Southern region. Following the Highway No.4, it is
approximately 463 kilometers from Bangkok or
about 476 kilometers by railroad. The
total area of chumphon is about 6,009 aquare kilometers,the fourth largest
province of the South|
|How to get there|
|The journey to Chumphon by train and by car are both convenient.
The journey takes about 8 hours.
- Fast trains and express trains to Chumphon leave from Hualamphong Station, Bangkok every. For further details call Bangkok 2237010 and 2237020 and Chumphon (007) 511103
- Diesel trains to Chumphon leave from Bangkok Noi Station, Thonburi. For further details call 4113102.
Coach Service : The journey takes about 6 hours.
- The fare for air-conditioned coachs 202 baht
- Chok Anan Tour Tel. Bangkok 4355027-9, Chumphon Station Tel. (077) 511480
- Suwannathee Tour Tel.Bangkok 4355026, Chumphon Station Tel. (077) 511422.
- Ordinary Bus Service : The fare is 112 baht.
You can catch the bus at the Southern Bus Station, Tel. 4110111. Buses to Chumphon leave from this station everyday. Buses to Bangkok leave from Chumphon Bus Station, Tha Taphao, Tel. (077) 502725 Motorists can get there easily Drive along King RAMA 2 Highway for about 463 kilometers. Then , turn into Highway No. 4 and drive pass Phetchaburi Province and Prachuap Khiri Khan Province until you come to Pathomphorn Intersection. After that turn left into Chumphon city center and carry on for about 8 more kilometers. For your own convenience, we give the following 3 - 4 possible routes for the journery to Chumphon :
Route 1 : Depart from Bangkok in the morning. Have lunch in Muang District. Go to pay respect to Sadej Nai Krom Luang Chumphorn at Ree Beach. Sight-seeing at Thoung Makham Bay and Chao Muang Hill. Pay, respect to the City Guardian Angel Shrine and Luang Poo Sonk at Chaofah Sala Loy Temple. Swim in the sea and stay the night at Thung Wua laen Beach, Pa Thiew District. Visit Rub Ror Cave in the morning. Stop to pay respect to Phor Ta Hin Charng Shrine and return to Bangkok.
Route 2 : Depart from Bangkok at night. Have breakfast at Lang Suan District. Visit Khor Khao Beach. Pay respect to Kuan Im the Goddess of Mercy. Visit Khao Kriab Cave. Have pig's Knuckles at Nok Noi Restaurant, Lamae District. Visit hot spa, Khao Phlu Cave. Visit Tawan Chai Beach. Stay the night at Lang Suan District. Visit Pa Toh District. Visit Haew Loam Waterfall. Visit Kaeng Bokfai. Return to Bangkok.
Route 3 : Depart from Bangkok in the morning. Have lunch in Muang District. Pay respect to the City Guard-ian Angel Shrine. Pay respect to Luang Poo Sonk at Chaofah Sala Loy Temple. Visit Sawee District and Thum Khawan Muang Temple, Phra Thart Sawee Temple. Visit Thung Tako District and Arunothai Beach. Pay respect to Krom Luang Chumphon. Stay the night at a resort near Arunothai Beach. Stop to buy fresh fruit and jam at the local product center on the Highway, Sawee District. Return to Bangkok.
Route 4 : Depart from Bangkok at night. Have breakfast at Thung Wua Laen Bay. Boat trip to see the islands and rocks in Chumphon Bay. Diving to see coral, sea flowers and other marine lives around Jorakhey, Ngam Yai, Ngam Noi and Thalu Islands. Stop to have dinner and stay the night at Matra Island. Go angling or catching cuttlefish. Have breakfast at Matra Island. Visit Ree Beach. Pay respect to Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak. Return to Bangkok.