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Top Choice Thai in Chumphon

Kook Noy Kitchen

Just a concrete floor, a corrugated roof and a chaotic kitchen turning out central and southern Thai dishes you know like đôm yam with free-range chicken and crab fried rice, plus many you probably don't, including …
Museum in Chumphon

Chumphon National Museum

It's not one of Thailand's biggest or best national museums, but the prehistoric pottery, axes and jewellery found in Chumphon Province will appeal to history buffs. There are also models of local house styles and p…
Bar in Chumphon

Farang Bar

An agreeable hang-out for expat English teachers and passing travellers, the Farang Bar is an easy place to while away a few hours over a drink. The menu mixes Thai and Western dishes and there are some clean no-fri…
Bar in Chumphon

Aeki's Bar

This bar across from the train station has an island vibe and hosts a lot of travellers. There's a pool table, moo·ay tai (Thai boxing) ring, Thai and international food, live reggae and a friendly welcome from the …
International in Chumphon

Pirates Terrace

Right at the centre of the beach, this is a popular spot for breakfast, a daytime coffee or a drink in the evening. The menu mixes Thai classics with pizza and pasta. They can also book tickets and rent motorbikes f…
Market in Chumphon

Chumphon Fresh Market

Chumphon's main fresh market spreads far and wide under a giant roof. It's the main source of meat, fruit and veggies for most of the city's restaurants. It's at its busiest very early in the morning.
Thai in Chumphon


This wannabe fancy place has dishes from across the kingdom, from southern gaang sôm fish curry to northeastern mushroom lâhp, one of many vegetarian dishes.
Thai in Chumphon

OK Restaurant

A large open-air all-you-can-eat mŏo gà·tá buffet that's pretty much always packed. Pick your ingredients and cook your own soup at your table.
Market in Chumphon

Night Market

Chumphon’s night market is excellent for food with a huge variety available, but not too pleasant for dining since it runs along a very busy road.
Cultural in Chumphon

Chumphon Traditional Boat Race

To mark the end of Buddhist Lent (Ork Phansaa), which usually occurs in October, traditional long-tail boats race each other on the Lang Suan River about 60km south of Chumphon. Unlike long-tail boat races everywher…