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Chumphon

ชุมพร
Southern Thailand
500 km from Bangkok
Province of Chumphon
Population : 80 000

Budget

Recomm. stay
1 à 2 jours

Visits

General Information about Chumphon

Chumphon's a flood of tourists is mainly due to the fact that the city is a point of embarkation for the Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Samui islands. At few kilometers from Chumphorn, there are certainly some nice beaches Hat Paradorn ,Hat Tha Wua Laen et Hat Sairee for instance but the city itself has not so much to offer. Generally tourist are just in transit. They sometimes spend the night before catching the boat to the islands. Yet the coast around offers some interesting places with deserted beaches. The area of Lang Suan is especially nice.
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Accommodations in Chumphon

In Chumphon, if you arrive by train, bus or plane, you do not need look for a place to sleep, the travel agencies will be waiting for you to offer you a boat trip to the islands of Samui, Phangan or Tao or a room at a discounted price if you take a trip and a room. Otherwise, Chumphon hotels and guesthouses are mostly located near Saladaeng Road, 10 minutes walk from the train station The rooms rates are pretty cheap.

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Practical information about Chumphon

Two times a day boats leave Chumphon to go to Koh Tao then Kho Samui and then Koh Pha Ngan. There is a departure in the early morning and one in the beginning of the afternoon. Depending on the company you choose, the trip will be more or less long and the price more or less high. For Lomprayah express catamarans, book as soon as possible to be sure to have a place. You can book your tickets online HERE. Otherwise, you should find a place on Songsrem's boats. Departure times of the two companies are quite the same. There are also formulas enabling you to make the crossing by night.

How to get around in Chumphon ?

For trips outside Chumphon city, you can take the local buses or songthaews. So to go to the Wua Laen beach, take a yellow songthaew (but come back before 4 pm because sometimes the last songthaew does not come or just pass without passenger to go home). To go to Sairee Beach, there is a blue local bus. it is more frequent but try to go back to Chumphon before 5 pm.

How to ask in Thai to go to Chumphon ?

I want to go to Chumphon / Yak paï ti Chumphon.
Where is Chumphon ? / Chumphon you ti naï ?

Weather & climate in Chumphon

Chumphon has a tropical monsoon climate. Temperatures are warm during all year. The period with the most favorable weather is from December to April while from May to November the precipitation can be very heavy but generally brief. October and November are the rainiest months.

It is in January and February that the weather is the sunniest in Chumphon, the rest of the year there is more rainfalls especially from May to mid December. October and November are the months when it rains the most.

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