Koh Chorakhe Although Chorakhe means crocodile in Thai, visitors to this charming,
respite some 11 kilometres offshore from Ao Thung Wua Laen, need not worry as the
island gets its namesake from its shape, not its inhabitants. It takes about 30 minutes
to reach the island by boat, but visitors will be rewarded for their efforts with
peace and quiet, two small beaches to choose from, and excellent snorkelling conditions.
Offshore fishing is also reported to be good.
Tham Thip Prida This area is a rocky mountain with a stream flowing past the front.
This mountain has about 40 beautiful caves, some of which contain pools. These caves
are in Mu 2, Tambon Khao Khai. Tourists can easily get there through Chumphon - Sawi
Route up to Khao Beep intersection, Thung Tako District. Then, go along Khao Beep
- Khao Thalu Route for about 16 kilometres, turn left into a brick road and travel
for four kilometres more until you arrive at Huai Kaew intersection. Then, turn left
into a village road and travel for six kilometres more, you will be at Tham Thip
Prida. The total distance from the city centre is 70 kilometres.
Namtok Thap Chang This is the most beautiful waterfall in Khlong Phrao National
Park, situated at Mu 5, Tambon Tako. Amphoe Thung Tako. It is surrounded with various
varieties of trees, and many different types of animals live here. To get there,
travel along highway 41 until you come to a police booth at Sammai, Lang Suan cross-road.
Then turn right into a brick road and go on for another 15 km's. The waterfall is
about 65 km's. from the city centre.
Phato Canal Rafting Forests in Phato is the origin of many canals which are lined
with evergreen forests, and fruit orchards. Owing to the various rapids in this area,
the adventurous activities have been then organized in Phato canal all year round.
Through these types of activities, visitors are able to witness some interesting
animals such as: langurs and hornbills. Besides, there are fruit orchards of durians,
coffee, and mangosteen's. For those interested in trekking, visitors can have the
choice of camping, or elephant riding. The Festival of Phato Canal rafting is best
during February and April.
Koh Ngam Yai and Koh Ngam Noi Being in the south of Ao Thung Wua Laen, 17 kilometres
from the shore, there are coral reefs, rocks, and underwater caves. These venues
are considered to be one of the best diving spots. For further information, please
contact Chumphon Cabana Resort at Tel: 0 7756 0245 - 7 or 0 2472 1825.
Tham Khao Phlu Wildlife Conservation Area Being away from Pathio for three kilometres
along highway no.3253, the area is covered with limestone mountain range in beautiful
shape, parallel to the road. This is the habitat of three flocks of southern langurs.
They will come down to find food in the evening.
Chumphon Province, places to see, eg; Tham Khao Phlu Wildlife Conservation Area