This scenic and popular beach is about 20
kilometers from Chumphon by Highway No. 4119 and Highway No.
4098. There are bus services from town to the beach. It is a
large, curved beach that is a favorite among the Chumphon
people for their relaxation. There are some accommodations
and restaurants available along the beach.
This beach is 12 kilometres from Chumphon by Highway Nos. 4119 and 4098.
This is a large beach, parallel to the road, which is shaded
by coconut trees.
We recommend for a few good restaurants, namely Phradonphap
Restaurant and Lui and the other one – Mak Mai.Don’t miss one of them!
This scenic bay area consists of Thung Makham
Nok and Thung Makham Nai Bays. Using Highway Nos. 4119 and
4098, for 27 km. and 31 km. to Thung Makham Nok and Thung
Makham Nai Bays, respectively. They are half-circle beaches,
adjacent to each other, separated by the line of rocks. With
long line of coconut trees and quiet surroundings, these
beaches have very fine sand. By the south end, Wat Suwan
Khuha Khiri Wong or Wat Pong Pang is located under the shade
of the coconut trees. At the back of the Wat facing the sea,
is a long cliff of more than 80 metres.
The tiny Thai
island of Koh Tao provides great diving in all of south East
Asia and is most popular. Koh Tao has the shape of kidney
bean, for there is a large bay curved into the land in
western side, which is comprise by two islands i.e. Koh Tao
and Koh Nang Yuan. Koh Tao
means turtle Island
because in the past this island was full of turtles.
The venue is located by the foot of the hill in
Hat Sai Ri area.Prince Chumphon was one of the King Rama V’s
sons. Being the founder of the modern Navy of Thailand, the
Prince was proclaimed as ‘’the Father of Thai Navy’’. He was
highly respected by the navy, fishermen, and other people.
His picture has been established in most of the houses in
The Mounment consists of
Prince Chumphon’s Shrine for visitors to pay respect.
Chumphon Warship is a big, old torpedo warship, measuring
68*6.55 meters. This warship was placed out of commission in
1975 and was moved to Hat Sai Ri in 1979.
Herbal Garden is at the foot
of the hill along the seacoast. This project was initiated
by the Ministry ofPublic Health to conserve the valued herbs, in order to
continue the concept of Prince Chumphon who was also
interested in using the traditional medicine to cure people.
From Chumphon, use Highway No. 5, turn right to
Ban Khun Krating, then turn left to Wat Tham Sing, Turn
right for 1 kilometer. This private park is decorated with
flowers and rocks. There are a large pond at the front, with
carps and a variety of beautiful fish.
Also, there are nearby
tourist attractions such as Kaeo Kho Ram, with stalactites
and stalagmites, on the same route to Wat Tham Sing. Dae
Cave andChang Phueak are located 100 meters down the road.
This mountain is next to HatSaiRi
along the coast for 2.5 kilometers. On top of this mountain,
there is a pavilion for enjoying the scenery. And around one
kilometer further from this area is an open area where a
panoramic view of the various islands and the sea can be
Having been announced in 1989, this National Park
covers the total area of beaches and islands of 198,125 rai (1 acre =
The Parks Office is 21 kilometers from town. Using highway no.4001, turn
right to Hat Sai Ri, then turn right again for 8 kilometers. The Tourist
Information Center is connected with the wooden-bridge walkways for
nature study of plant and animals. Visitors can travel by boat or can
stay overnight in their tents near the office.
The beautiful beaches in the park include Hat Thung Makham and Hat Sai
Ri in Amphoe Muang, Hat Arunothai in Amphoe Thung Tako, Hat Tong
Khrok in Amphoe Lang Suan. In the sea are more than 40 islands such as
Ko Chorakhe, Ko Ngam, Ko Samet, Ko Maphrao, Ko Mattra, Ko Thong Lang, Ko
Langka Chio and few islands in Amphoe Thung Tako. On some islands, there
are diving sites, fine white sand beaches and corals; such as Chorakhe
Island in the northern part of the park. Ngam and Lanka Chio Islands
have many sea sparrow's nests. Around Ngam Island, there are perfect
coral reefs which are the interesting sites for diving. Thong Lang
Island has white and beautiful beach. Tourists can hire boats to travel
along these islands at the appropriate price. Contact at Tel: 0 7755
Located on Chumphon – Ao Thung Wua Laen route,
tourists can reach this temple by turning left for 6
kilometers, before reaching Chumphon Irrigation Office. This
old wat is worshipped among the Chumphon people through the
strong faith in Luang Pu Song, a most revered monk whose
body is believed to have not decayed after his death. A big
Sala tree inside the wat sprouts orange flowers and strange
looking shape stem. The tree is significant because Lord
Buddha was born under a Sala tree.