The Stranded (เคว้ง) is the first Thai original series on Netflix. Complementing the mysterious plots in the series, the beautiful locations highlight many of Thailand’s natural wonders, including the country’s picturesque seashore, islands, beaches, and forests, and have inspired many people to visit those locations.
The rich and pristine natural beauty of Mu Ko Chumphon National Park was presented to viewers all over the world. The park has been promoted as both a tourist destination and a learning center where nature lovers can discover and learn from the mangrove forest, mountains, sea, and islands.
Chumphon province is the gate to the south of Thailand, but it has many stunning attractions in its own right. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Chumphon has a rich abundance of natural resources, especially at Mu Ko Chumphon National Park, where there are more than 40 islands. Each island has its own uniqueness and outstanding character. Some islands are limestone hills, while some have long beautiful beaches, and others have amazing coral reefs which attract scuba divers. All of this makes Chumphon far more than just a transit town or secondary destination.
Those interested in exploring nature can try the nature walk starting from the tourist center, where a long wooden bridge leads to the mangrove forest. The walking route is all in the shade of trees embracing the trail like a tunnel through the forest. While monkeys can sometimes be seen there, tourists are not allowed to feed them. As the day draws to a close, the sunsets here cover the whole forest, water, bridge, and sky like a beautiful painting.
Another impressive experience that visitors to this national park have commented on is the warm welcome and kind attention of the national park’s officials, whose hospitality includes taking good care of all visitors and educating them about the surrounding nature. They are also happy to help the tourists by taking pictures of them as a keepsake. Anyone who would like to explore the mangrove forest can also take a boat ride.
For those who love scuba diving and discovering things under seawater, Mu Ko Chumphon National Park is also home to abundant coral reefs and marine species. You can explore the vast fields of soft coral reefs at Koh Ngam Noi, beautiful clownfish at Koh Ngam Yai, corals and various fish species at Koh Talu, and the most fascinating and biggest gorgonian in Thailand at Koh Larn. This is a magical place where people can learn about nature both on the ground and underwater.
Mu Ko Chumpon National Park is about 25 kilometers from Chumphon city. Take highway number 4001 for about 13 kilometers until it reaches the intersection at Sai Ree beach, and then turn right for another 50 meters before turning right again to Baan Matsri-Sai Ree beach road. Drive for another 9 kilometers until you see the national park entrance sign. You can find more details on accommodation and camping site at 0 7755 8144.