According to fertile natural resource and the perfect of varieties of coral, beach and beautiful islands pushed the Royal Forest Department had to survey this area and prepared to declare as the national park which at first namely " Hat Sai Ri National Park". Until February 24, 1999 it had been change to "Mu Ko Chumphon National Park" which cover area about 317 square kilometers and sea area about 165,969 rai.
Flora and Fauna Chumporn Islands National Park has a lot of fertile and diversified natural resources which is very important in the term of genetic sources of wildlifes and knowledge for studying and research.
Mangrove forest, at present, this mangrove forest is very fertile covered area about 17,375 rais. You can find this forest in the Chumporn canal, Sawee canal and Sawee Tao canal.
Primary rainforest is found only in the area of mountains and big islands such as Samed island, Matra island, Kula island, etc. Found plants are Yang wood class such as Resak tembage, Hopea odorata Roxb., Anisoptera costata Korth., ParaShorea stellata Kurz.
Beach forest where you can find the small trees with spiral trunks, a lot of short branches, thick leaves and thorns. Other plants that found here are Barringtonia, Melaleuca leucadendron, Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels, Atalantia monophylla DC. ,etc.
Plant society on a cliff is a special plant society found on the steep cliff consists of Euphorbia lacel Craib., Crinum Lily, White spot arum, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Manikara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard and Morinda corcia Ham, etc.
Sea grass source is another form of sea plant society found on a quiet coast. At present, would be found only one type which is Jangaow Krang Glass.
Because of the varieties of terain in the Chumporn Islands National Park such as mangrove forest, mountains, islands, caves, beaches and sea, let us find many kinds of animals in each area, the important ones are varieties of sea birds such as Ardeidae, Laridae, Black-headed Ibis, Swifts, etc. Varieties of reptiles such as Indiam or Bengal monitor, Water Monitor, Reticulated Python, Siamese hawksbill turtle, Green turtle and Sea Snake. Varieties of mamal animals such as Macaca irus, Flying fox, dophing, whale, and sea cow, etc. Most of coral reef that found here are hard corals such as staghorn coral, hump coral, soft coral, covered coral, and this place we can find the highest volume of black coral which are the animal in sea fan class in Thailand. Moreover we can find the whale sharks which are the biggest fish in the world here.
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Attraction(s) & Trekking/Trailing Map of Mu Ko Chumphon National Park Click the picture to zoom in
Dive Sites Local diving is concentrated around the outer islands and rocky outcrops in the area north and southeast of Chumphon sea. The nearer offshore islands are greatly effected by freshwater runoff and thus have unhealthy corals and little marine life; they are not really suitable for diving.
The plankton-rich waters attract a healthy diversity of marine life around the islands; fringing reefs. Populations are high and pelagics frequent. Garden of fire, staghorns and small boulders of lesser star corals dominate the fringing reef-flats, with a range of black seafans and long sea whips being confined to the lower reef-slopes.
Visibility ranges from 3m (10ft) to over 20m (66ft) and currents are moderate enough for divers of any level. In calm conditions night-diving around the islands can be very pleasant. The diving season is April to October.
Dive Sites in Mu ko Chumphon National Park are as following: Ngam Yai Island, Ngam Noi Island, Lak Ngam Island, Thalu Island, Lak Ngam Island and Mattra Island
- Scuba Diving
- Snorkelling Diving
Ko Ngam Yai and Ngam Noi Be the swallow consession island. Surrounding area of this island, 17 kilometers from natonal park office is the area of Scuba diving and see the perfect and beautiful coral.
- Scuba Diving
Mangrove Forest Nature Trail This board walk, leading to mangrove forest, includes interpretative information for those wishing to understand more about the mangrove forest they are visiting.
- Nature trail study
- flowers admiring
Contact Address and How to go?
Mu Ko Chumphon National Park 1/4 Mu 5, Ban Phong Phang, Tambon Hat Sai Ri, Amphur Muang Chumphon Chumphon Thailand 86120
How to go?
It takes about 6-7 hours from Bangkok to this national park by driving on the road no. 4 (Petchkasem Road) through Nakhon Phathom, Samut Songkhram, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan until arrive at Pathom Phon intersection make a left turn and then continue driving to city of Chumphon for about 8 kilometers.
At present, Chumphon has an airport to serve you. This airport is located in Amphoe Patiew, Chumphon province.
It takes time about 8-9 hours, depending on type of trains. You can choose to go with any train either day-time or night-time because it has many trains to go there everyday. Please get it at Bangkok station or Thonburi station.
Takes a bus for Bangkok-Chumphon (500 kilometers) at the new southern bus terminal. Bus fare cost about 162 baht for a normal bus, 272 baht for an air conditioning bus and 15 baht for a bus to this national park which far from the bus stop about 23 kilometers.
National Park Entry Fees
Adult: Baht100-400.-/person (depends on national park)
Children(0 - < 14 years old): Baht50-200.-/person (depends on national park)
Location Map & Other Related Information
Location & Travelling Map of Mu Ko Chumphon National Park Click the picture to zoom in