Chumphon Town and Province is a rather quiet, low-key tourist destination. Chumphon lays roughly halfway between Bangkok and the border with Malaysia. For many Tourists, it is little more than a point of passage to the famous Gulf of Thailand islands, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Chumphon boasts beautiful beaches, excellent scuba diving, and exceptional natural amenities. You will find several national parks nearby where jungle treks or motorcycle tours to waterfalls and caves can easily be arranged.