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Chumphon town versus Ranong...which is best?


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I used to live equidistant between Ranong/Chumphon cities and for the weekly shop it was always a 10/90 % choice


Ranong is much smaller with fewer shops and facilities hospitals etc. and is the wettest city in Thailand. It has an airport and is a transfer destination to Koh Phayam ,Thailand/Myanmar border and some lovely Myanmar islands. No real expat community.


Chumphon has a lot more shops and facilities, two large hospitals.

It has an airport and is a transfer destination to Koh Tao. Has an expat community centred around Thung Wua Laen beach. The main shopping area in Chumphon tends to experience some flooding this time of the year.


 On any given full day, in Ranong, I would not see a westerner, in Chumphon, maybe one or two.

Both cities don't seem to ever experience much air pollution.




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