This is part 7 of the 48 (out of the 77) of all the provinces in Thailand I have stayed at least 1 night. Chumphon province is about in northern side of South Thailand and bordering the Gulf of Thailand on the east-side of South Thailand. And again also bordering Myanmar. At the south Chumphon province is bordering to Surat Thani province and in the north to Phrachuap Khiri Khan province. The capital town is of course Chumphon town. And that is what most people know about Chomphon province as the place to take the ferry to Koh Tao. Chumphon can be reached by bus, train and air (CJM).
Personally I did only stay once in Chumphon town, to take the ferry to Koh Tao. And the town must not have impressed me much as I can not find any photos of that. But Chumphon province has a beautiful coast-line along the Gulf of Thailand and must actually be a province worth of traveling more. What I hopefully will do in the near future. If you are interested to visit Chumphon or any other place in Thailand, please contact me by email at The Little Elephant Traveling in Thailand.