Catagorize: Beaches & Bay
Koh Maphrao is located one kilometre from Hat Sai Ri. The small island has a 100 meter long ivory beach. The island has beautiful landscape. There are fertile, beautiful coral reefs on the western side which is suitable for swimming.
Koh Maphrao is a bird nest concession island. At least one-week notification to Chumphon Provicial Office is needed for a visit. Interested tourists can call 0 7751 1551 for a guided trip. For a diving trip around the island, contact Mu Koh Chumphon National Park via 0 7755 8144 -5.
Mu Koh Chumphon National Park is another outstanding marine attraction suitable for sea and diving lovers. There are over 40 islands spreading around the park, each of which contains different natural wonders; some have exquisite white beaches and some are limestone islands with extraordinary shapes which are worth seeing. The islands are also surrounded with fertile coral reefs. There are seven to eight islands popular for diving, such as Koh Ngam Yai, Koh Ngam Noi and Koh Talu.
Chumphon Sea is beautiful and great for both shallow and deep water dives. It is a must-visit diving site for divers for its abundant marine resources like various schools of fish, black corals and vast, endless anemone assemblage. There are also some whale sharks visiting each summer, especially in April.
The office of Mu Koh Chumphon National Park is located in the middle of a mangrove forest. It connects to a tourist information center with a long, extending wooden bridge. There are also nature excursion routes lying along a canal into the mangrove forest. There are several route options which are great for learning about flora and fauna in a mangrove forest. Tags explaining species of plants are available all along the routes. The forest is so called the first ‘talking forest’ in Thailand.