What to do and see in Chumphon, Thailand: The Best Places and Tips

April 9, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Chumphon (Thai: ชุมพร, pronounced [t͡ɕʰūm.pʰɔ̄ːn]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in southern Thailand, capital of the Chumphon Province and the Mueang Chumphon District. The city is about 463 kilometers (288 miles) from Bangkok. As of 2005 it had a population of 33,522. The town covers the commune (tambon) Tha Taphao completely and parts of tambons Bang Mak, Wang Phai, Na Thung, Tak Daet, and Khun Krathing. The main economic sector of Chumphon is agriculture.
Restaurants in Chumphon

1. Khao Matsee Viewpoint

Chumphon 86000, Thailand
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Khao Matsee Viewpoint

Reviewed By Charn P - Bangkok, Thailand

Starting around 5:00 p.m., it is the best time to start your workout by the challenging climb to the summit of Khao Matsee Viewpoint. Majority of the tourists probably took the easy way by driving to the top. Some went to the mid-level and climb another 158 steps up. Whichever way you choose, Khao Matsee Viewpoint is an attraction tourist should not miss. What is there to see? The whole area of Chumphon from the top, the city, the river and the gulf merging into the sea. A snap shot of the area give the visitor a better understanding of the province of Chumphon.

2. Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Royal Palace

Moo 7 | Hat Sai Ri Subdistrict, Chumphon, Thailand
Excellent
35%
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48%
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17%
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4 based on 56 reviews

Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Royal Palace

Reviewed By Sakpan K - Bangkok, Thailand

If you're Thai or you're foreigner but want to pay the respect to "Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak" Palace, You should visit. But beware of a firecracker and gun fire that people like to do it there to "offer" him. Also good view point of Sai-ree beach.

3. Street Night Market

111/11-12 ThaviSinkha Road Tambon ThaTaPhao | Tha Taphop Road ThaTaPhao, Chumphon 86000, Thailand
Excellent
25%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
10%
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10%
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4 based on 39 reviews

Street Night Market

Reviewed By Ay_tim - Salt Lake City, Utah

Yes there was the occasional tourist that ventured over to the market but it was mostly just locals. Great prices, great food and really REALLY close to the train station. It is literally just on the other side of a gravel parking lot south of the train station. Maybe 100 yards away. We walked North from the train station down a tiny road past the nice restaurant where all the tourists were waiting/drinking. We ended up having to turn right EAST to head over to the main street of town. We never saw even 1 tourist over on the main street. They had a 7-Eleven where we stocked up on treats for our train ride to Bangkok. After spending our entire vacation on Samui & Ko Tao, this was the first time that I had local's look at me like I was something unique (Tall white tourist). When we got back to the night market it was dark. We bought some Thai fruit for the train and got a hot rodii (fried crepe with egg & condensed milk). Yum!

4. Koh Lang Ka Jew

Amphoe Mueang, Chumphon, Thailand
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Koh Lang Ka Jew

Reviewed By seanwtaylor - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

It was a paradise that must be discovered by all who are in the area, and even others who are just looking for that little bit more beauty. Such an amazing place to be, to think, to unwind. Make sure you have your camera batteries fully charged, and some spare memory cards. If you don't? You're only going to miss out. Thank you for the memories!

5. Chumphon night market

Chumphon, Thailand +66 77 506 789
Excellent
26%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
2%
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2%
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4 based on 38 reviews

Chumphon night market

Reviewed By LarryAndKwan - Milledgeville, Georgia

You can find all the tropical foods in this market, but don't miss the southern fare. Small pineapple called "yah-nut", small lady finger bananas called "gloy-lep-moo-nung", rambutans, and oh so much more. My mouth is watering just remembering the visit.

6. Chumphon National Museum

302 Chumphon Province Government Center, Aphakorn Road | Na Cha-ang, Chumphon 86000, Thailand +66 77 504 105
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Chumphon National Museum

Reviewed By Trevor E - Chumphon Province, Thailand

Situated about a kilometre from Chumphon railway station on the road to the airport and Thung Wualean Beach, the National Museum provides an interesting insight into the history of Chumphon province and is a good place to visit on a rainy day. It is a little difficult to find as it is behind the main regional administrative offices, which are on the far side of the railway crossing. This is easy to see as it dominates the road. Drive past the offices and turn left at the traffic lights and the entrance is on the slip road up to the flyover.
There is a 100 baht entrance fee for foreigners although on our visit they did not have any tickets so we put the money in the donation box.They don't seem to have many visitors because someone rushed ahead of us turning on lights and starting AV presentations but the staff were welcoming and friendly. There are some interesting archeological exhibits from a site in Nachaang subdistrict and information on many local places that are also worth a visit. We enjoyed our visit and it was useful enabling us to create a list of other places to see.

7. Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi

Chumphon, Thailand
Excellent
25%
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75%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi

Reviewed By rakelcalderer - Barcelona, Spain

Nice place to visit, really recommend it, calm place, with some small shops to get a drink and enjoy the view from the Mountains to the sea, with all rivers and small towns.

8. Ao Thung Makham Noi-Yai

Chumphon, Thailand
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4 based on 2 reviews

Ao Thung Makham Noi-Yai

Reviewed By Georg W - Chumphon, Thailand

Eine schöne Tempelanlage an einer wunderschönen einsamen Bucht direkt am Meer.
Ein Ort an dem man Ruhe finden kann und die Schönheiten sowie sehr schöne Fotos schießen kann ohne von Touristen gestört zu werden.am Ende der Bucht und der Tempel Anlage kann man sich von einem Mönch nach Termin tätowieren lassen,viele Thais lassen sich da Symbole und Buddhistische Zeichen für Glück usw. aufbringen.
am Anfang der Anlage befindet sich ein sehr schöner in weiß verzierter Tempel direkt am Strand.

9. Juvenile Soldier Monument

Tambon Bangmak, Amphoe Mueang, Chumphon, Thailand
Excellent
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3 based on 2 reviews

Juvenile Soldier Monument

Reviewed By Christian C - Dusseldorf, Germany

Das Soldatendenkmal ist selbst nichts besonderes: eine schwarze Soldatenfigur mit jugendlichem Gesicht auf einem Sockel. Es steht aber in einem Park, in dem Bewohner aus Chumphon abends sportlichen Aktivitäten nachgehen, Besonders ist eine Art Fußballspiel zu beobachten: nahezu akrobatisch wird dabei mit den Füßen ein aus Bambus geflochtener Ball in ein ca. 4 m hoch aufgehangenen kleinen Korb (ähnlich dem Basketballspiel) befördert. Das Spiel muss man mal gesehen haben. Faszinierend !

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