Chumphon is a historical city and province in Southern Thailand, known for its undeniably deep culture and breathtaking beaches. It is a pure Thai place, as you walk through its streets you will grasp a deeper understanding of the Thai culture. It is packed with great authentic food along with a lively nightlife and many markets throughout. On the other hand, Koh Tao is more of a quieter place with a laid back vibe allowing you to chill and melt your stress but that doesn't mean that it has no fun activities to offer, it has the best spots for diving as well as diving schools and great beaches.
Getting to Chumphon is an easy task especially when your departure point is from Koh Tao however, the only way to get to there from Tao island is by boat due to the lack of airports and land connections.
From Koh Tao to Chumphon by boat
Traveling by boat is a major plus due to its low budget and high level of comfort, and you can add to it the amazing view of the Gulf of Thailand.
For all train lovers, Mae Haad Pier provides a bus and boat combined ticket to the train station in Chumphon.
The ferry will drop you off at Mataphon pier, then you will follow it up by taking a bus ride straight to the main station.
This combined ticket cost is about , while trip takes about .
There are 1 companies operating on this route from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan, offering up to 2 trips per day.
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Best time to visit
The best time to visit the great province of Chumphon is throughout the months of December leading right to March. During this period the weather is particularly nicer than usual, it is dry with decent temperatures and lower levels of humidity than Thailand's normal weather.
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