|Chumphon Tourist Information|
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 square kilometers,the fourth largest province of the South.
The province is divided into 8 Districts, 70 Tambons, and 655 villages. Considering the administrative area, there are 2 municipal areas 12 sanitary areas and 66 Sub-district Administration Organization The boundary to the north is Prachuap Khiri Khan, to the south is Surat Thani. The Gulf of Thailand situates on the east, while the west are the Union of Myanmar and Ranong. The shape of the province is long and narrow, the west consisted of mountains which are also the natural international boundary. The plain area which is suitable for farming is in the central part. The east of Chumphon consist of 222 kilometers long coastal with beaches. Raining season in Chumphon is relatively long, last from May to November. The temperature is not too high in summer and not too low in winter as well.
At June 1997 the population residing in Chumphon is 444,820,222,865 are male and 217,955 are female. The population density is 72 per square kilometer. The highest population was found in Chumphon district while the lowest are is in Patao district. About 15.47% of total population live in the urban areas 65.41% are over 13 years old with 52.78% of labour force and 2.13% of unemployed persons. The minimum wage in Chumphon is 130 baht daily.
In 1996, it is found that 55.38% of total area is cultivated land, 19% are under forest and 41.68% are under residential land.
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The golden Spot for Eco - Tourism
Do you know why Chumphon province has been known as a golden place for "Eco - Tourism?"
It is very easy to answer this question. Chumphon has been able to maintain plenty of natural resources for tourism which have been untouched by the tourists and unspoiled by the time since these natural resources in other places have been absolutely destroyed, the authorities in Chumphon try to carry out the day - to - day management of the natural resources and take a major role in the conservation of the surroundings.
Chumphon is a city of view. There are a lot of unusual tourist attractions, unrevealed to the world. Traveling Chumphon you'll meet with a wonderful hospitable climate, crystal sea-water, exotic and native plants and trees.
You'll be shocked with the magnificent coral beaches and the mysterious underworld sea. More than this you'll find all private facilities as well as plenty of accommodation and restaurants specializing in seafood delicacies. They are all provided for your convenience and for making you experience the excellence of Chumphon hospitality and the uniqueness of the province's holiday attractions. All of these made Chumphon one of the world's greatest tourist destinations.
Please come and visit Chumphon for spectacular sightseeing adventures amidst fabulous scenery. You'll find that there are many more amazing tourist spots to meet your need. Our friendly professional staff will show you the other interesting and charming community including the life - style in the sub - districts which is an ideal for the culture lovers at its best.
Festivals & events what's
happening on the local scene
Lang Suan Fruit Festival
flavor from food to handicrafts
The persons who wish to buy many
kinds of local products all in one go should go the shops named Kiat,
Wanich and Phornphan which stand together at the back of Chumphon Coach
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