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Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi  Located on Chumphon Ao Thung Wua Laen route, tourists can reach this temple by turning left for six kilometres, before reaching Chumphon Irrigation Office. This old Wat is worshipped among the Chumphon people through the strong faith in Luang Pu Song. A most revered monk whose body has been believed to be in an un delaying condition after his death. A big Sala tree is inside the Wat with orange flowers and strange looking shape stem. ( Lord Buddha was born under Sala tree ).


Prince Chumphon Monument The venue is located by the foot of the hill in Hat Sai Ri area. Prince Chumphon was one of the King Rama Vs sons. Being the founder of the modern Navy of Thailand, the Prince was proclaimed as the Father of Thai Navy. He was respected by the navy, fishermen, and other people. His picture has been established in most of the houses in Chumphon.The Monument consists of Prince Chumphon's Shrine for visitors to pay respect. Chumphon Warship is an old big torpedo warship, with the size of 68 x 6.55 metres. This warship was out of order in 1975 and was moved to Hat Sai Ri in 1979. Herbal Garden is at the foot of the hill along the seacoast. This is the project of the Ministry of Public Health to conserve the valued herbs, to continue the concept of Prince Chumphon, who was also interested in using the traditional medicine to cure people.


Mu Koh Chumphon National Park Having been announced in 1989, this National Park covers the total area of beaches and islands of 198,125 rai (1 acre = 2.5 rai).The Parks Office is 21 kilometres from town. Using highway no.4001, turn right to Hat Sai Ri, then turn right again for eight kilometres. The Tourist Information Centre is connected with the wooden-bridge walkways for nature study of plant and animals. Visitors can travel by boat or can stay overnight in their tents near the office.


The beautiful beaches in the park includes Hat Thung Makham and Hat Sai Ri in Amphoe Mueang, Hat Arunothai  in Amphoe Thung Tako, Hat Tong Khrok in Amphoe Lang Suan.  In the sea are more than 40 islands such as Koh Chorakhe, Koh Ngam, Koh Samet, Koh Maphrao, Koh Mattra, Koh Thong Lang, Koh Langka Chio and few islands in Amphoe Thung Tako.


On some islands, there are diving sites, fine white sand beaches and corals; such as Chorakhe Island in the northern part of the park. Ngam and Lanka Chio Islands have many sea sparrow's nests. Around Ngam Island, there are perfect coral reefs which are the interesting sites for diving. Thong Lang Island has white and beautiful beach. Tourists can hire boats to travel along these islands at the appropriate price. Contact at Tel: 0 7755 8144   0 7755 8144