Thung Wua Laen beach - Chumphon
A beautiful and well-known beach of Chumphon, it is most popular among Thai and foreign tourists. Being situated in Tambon Saphli, it is 16 kilometres from Chumphon. The beach has white, fine sand, with small slope, which is suitable for swimming, diving and kite surf. Also it is one of the most famous snorkeling spots in Chumphon, with the view of seaweed, sponge, and sea flowers.
With 200 kilometers of coastline, Chumphon features many beautiful and desolate beaches as well as some of the best diving and snorkeling on the gulf coast.
Chumphon province is located half way down the Isthmus of Kra, the narrow body of land flanked by Andaman Sea on the west and the Gulf of Thailand on the East; western Chumphon borders Myanmar, while the east of the province consist of more than 200 kilometers of coastline with numerous beaches that are infrequently visited by tourists. Consequently, Chumphon is an ideal destination for those who are seeking relaxation in a natural and quiet atmosphere.
Chumphon city, the capital of Chumphon province, is the gateway to Thailand’s southern provinces as well as the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, particularly Koh Tao. With more than 200 kilometers of coastline featuring numerous unspoiled beaches, Chumphon is an ideal destination for those who are seeking relaxation in a natural and quiet atmosphere and wish to enjoy such activities as sunbathing, swimming, yachting, paragliding, diving, and snorkeling.
Historical documents state that Chumphon was continuously inhabited by various communities since the prehistoric period, especially in the area along the banks of the Tha Taphao River. Chumphon was also one of the leading trading centers of Siam (Thailand prior to the Second World War).
As a frontier city, Chumphon is believed to have derived its name from Chumphon, which means the accumulation of forces. Whenever there were movements of the army, the soldiers would gather their forces here in this province. Other sources argue that the name is derived from a local plant named Maduea Chumphon, which is abundant in this area. This plant has become a symbol of Chumphon Province.
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There are regular, daily busses from Bangkok to Chumphon from Transport Co., Ltd. Busses from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal travel directly to Chumphon Bus Terminal around 7 hours later. the bus station is located 25 minutes from our village.
- From Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lumphong) there are both rapid and express trains to Chumphon every day. For more details, contact Hua Lumphong Station at Tel: 1690, 0 2 223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or Chumphon Station at
Tel: 0 7751 1103. www.railway.co.th The Chumphon Station is located 25 minutes from our village.
- From Bangkok Noi Railway Station in Thonburi there are daily fast trains to Chumphon. For more details, contact Tel: 0 2411 3102.
Chumphon Airport is located 30km north of Chumphon City in Pathio District (alternative spelling Pathiu). It has direct daily flights connections with Bangkok's Don Meueng Airport - (DMK). Flights from Bangkok are around 50 minutes operate by Nok Air in the morning and evening. www.nokair.com and AirAsia has daily flight in the morning check www.airasia.com. The airport is located 20 minutes from our Village .