Province and Chumphon (Chumphon): sights, what to see

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In the city of Chumphon attractions is almost there. If you want to see something interesting, you have to ride on the province or even look into the next. This is best done on a rented vehicle, because the offers of travel agencies is limited: they mainly offer snorkeling tours to the Islands and sell transfers and tickets to other resorts in Thailand.

Here is a list of the most interesting sights, visited from Chumphon or to its beaches.

  • The national Museum of Chumphon (Chumphon National Muesum)

    This Museum of Chumphon and the province. It is relatively new, founded in 1994. It is a good starting point for sightseeing and exploring the province.

    🕐 Working time: Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00-16:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 100 baht

    🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located on the outskirts of the city at the address 302 Chumphon Province Government Center, Aphakorn Road (Museum map). This is an area where there are government agencies in the province. From downtown here to walk quite far

  • Chumphon night market (Night Market)

    It is a traditional night market in Thailand, but unlike markets in popular tourist areas, tourists are almost unheard of. Huge selection of food, fruit, little shops with clothes and Souvenirs. Overall – a wonderful place to spend an evening.

    🕐 Working time: market starts when it gets dark, 18-19 hours, and ends after 21 hours

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the market is located in the city center along the street Krom Luang Rd (market on the map).

  • The monument of Prince Chumphon (Prince Chumphon Shrine & Memorial)

    The monument of Prince Chumphon (Prince Chumphon Shrine & Memorial) also known as Prince Chumphon Shrine & Memorial and Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Royal Palace. It is dedicated to the twenty-eighth child of king Rama V (Chulalongkorn) named Kiartiwongsehe Abhakara, born 19th December 1880. He became an Admiral, and, thanks to his reforms is considered the father of Thai Navy. That is why it is very respected and loved by the people of the country, and monuments and memorials in his honor can be seen throughout the country. For example, the statue on the hill lookout resort in Pattaya. But the Navy is not all merit. He also actively practiced medicine and mysticism, and even considered the epitome of one of the 108 deities.

    But back to the monument. For locals, this place is very revered and almost sacred. Statue of Prince installed inside the building of the monument, and is always surrounded by fresh flowers. Here is a modest Museum devoted to the life of the Admiral. A bit further installed debited 68 metre torpedo boat.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the monument is 20 miles South from the centre of Chumphon, Sai Ree beach in the North (the monument on the map). You can get here by taxi from the city centre towards the beach for 30 baht.

  • Hot springs Tham Khao Phlu Hot Spring and caves

    These hot springs are located far to the South of Chumphon province, near the border with the neighbouring province of Surat Thani, but despite the distance, should come here. Here is from three sources with their names: Auey Ar-ree Than Thip, Amarit Thara and Preuksa Chonlathan. Hot natural mineral water with a temperature of 55-56 degrees rises from the depths of the earth, thanks to the mountains (the sources are at the foot of one of the mountains). Anyone here can take therapeutic hot baths, but because the place is beautified and landscaped, access to paid sources. There is a communal swimming pool and private baths (but not in the house, and under the open sky).

    Around the spring is stretched a conditional wild jungle where you can see forest animals. Another good addition to the trip here are the caves of Tham Khao

    🕐 Working time: daily from 08:30 to 18:30

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: communal pool – 10 baht, private EN Suite 160 baht.

    🚶 How to get there: the springs are in the extreme South of the province near the border with the province of Surat Thani (hot springs on the map), and from Chumphon court to go 100 kilometers. Especially public transport here is not, but you can drive on minivans and buses from Chumphon to the South, Surat Thani. Back in town the bus can be caught on the highway. Another option is to take the train to the station in Ban Duat (to drive almost 2 hours) and from there to sources 20-30 minutes on foot.

    If you drive yourself in a rented transport, after the passage through the city Lamae Ah3 on the road (road 41) you need to drive another 7 km and turn left towards the village of Ban duad-band. After 500 meters after the turn will be sources.

  • Statue of young soldier

    This monument symbolizes the bravery of the young soldiers who fought with the Japanese during the second world war. Nothing particularly interesting for tourists in this place no, but you can stay here on the way South.

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the monument is located 4 kilometers from the city centre (monument on the map).

  • The Temple Phra Thart Sawi

    The name of this temple is also spelled Wat Phrathat Sawi. According to the legend, this temple is very ancient, or rather, he built on the site of a very ancient temple. According to this legend, the army of king Si-Thamma Sokarat stopped here to rest. They noticed that in one place with the ruins constantly fly many ravens, including albinos. The king saw this as a sign and gave the order to clear the ruins. As a result, under them was discovered an ancient pagoda, inside of which the jug relics belonging to the Buddha. After that, the pagoda on this site built from scratch.

    🕐 Working time: daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the temple and pagoda are located 30 kilometers South of Chumphon city (the temple on the map)

  • Wat Thep Charoen

    This is one of the most interesting churches of the province. It is located at the foot of mount Rap Ro, the slopes of which is 8 caves. As legend has it, in two of these caves and hidden treasures. In fact, in one of the caves is 200 Buddha statues, and one of frescoes. In the temple is the much adored mummy of the monk Luang Pu Sai, a footprint of the Buddha and a small Museum, which exhibits artifacts found on the temple grounds.

    🕐 Working time: the temple is open in the daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the temple is located 25 kilometers North of the city (the temple on the map).

  • Wat Pradoem Temple

    This is a very ancient temple and archaeological site. Here were discovered many ancient religious artifacts, came to the local Museum. Although it's a historical place, it is a working temple, and during a visit you need to dress accordingly.

    🕐 Working time: the temple is open in the daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the Temple is located 4 kilometers from the city center on the territory of the old City (the temple on the map). You can get there only by taxi or rented transport.

  • Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi (Wat Chao Fah Salaloy)

    This is one of the most revered and oldest temples in the province. One of its abbots was the famous monk and religious teacher, Luang Pho Song Chanthasaro. It is said that after death (and he lived 94 years), his body naturally mummified. Unlike many other mummified monks of Thailand, the body of Luang Pho Song Chanthasaro lying, not sitting, and now you can see him in a glass sarcophagus inside the temple.

    The temple itself is small, but like all other temples in Thailand, very beautiful.

    🕐 Working time: the temple is open in the daytime

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the Temple is located 7 kilometres from the city centre (the temple on the map). You can get there only by taxi or rented transport.

  • Heo Lom Waterfall

    The name of this waterfall is also often written as Hew Lom or Haew Loam. It's a big beautiful waterfall in Chumphon province, more than 80 meters high. At its foot formed a natural pool where you can swim. It is located in the Park Kuan Mae Yai Mon Wildlife Sanctuary, which itself is a landmark, and around it lies a beautiful jungle, there are many trails for trekking, is home to many interesting animals and birds.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 Working time: every day 07:00-18:00

    🚶 How to get there: the waterfall is located on the South of the province more than 100 kilometers from Chumphon city (waterfall on the map). You can only get here on your own transport, preferably a car or motorbike. You need to go to the Park entrance Kuan Mae Yai Mon Wildlife Sanctuary in Pak Song, where then will have to walk through the Park is 500 metres away

  • Park Khao Phang Forest Park

    This small national Park is 12 kilometers from the centre of Chumphon right next to expensive Ah3 (aka highway 4). Here you can walk and get to know tropical plants. The Park is located on the hillside, rising on which you can look at the neighborhood and city. At the entrance to the Park is a temple-a Shrine dedicated to the Prince of Chumphon, and exhibited several instances of military weapons. More nothing to do here.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    🚶 How to get there: the Park is located 12 kilometres from the centre of Chumphon right next to expensive Ah3 (aka highway 4) (Park map).

  • Park toilets Suan Nai Dum

    Парк туалетов Suan Nai Dum

    Park toilets Suan Nai Dum is also known by the names Garden of Uncle Black and Toilet land. Theme is obvious from the title: here are the toilets and toilet seats of various shapes, sizes, designs, and almost all existing. The place is quite funny, but it's not a Museum, but it is the Park where you can stroll and relax. No cognitive load it carries. It is possible to come here just for fun, to fool around, especially fun with children. If you are serious about sightseeing, you will do nothing, better skip this place. Read more about Park toilets here...

    🕐 Working time: from 07:00 to 18:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🚶 How to get there: the Park is located 55 kilometers from Chumphon city right on the main highway AH2 (Park map). Will have to get a taxi or rented transport.

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