Nonetheless, the government stipulated new policies that were used in revamping the economy of the province and improving people's lives. Currently, with its airport, the province is also identified as the main gateway to the southern side of Thailand. The elongated region with a coastline offers pristine sand beaches along the Gold Coast. Also officially known as “The Gate to Thailand’’, Chumphon is situated approximately 500km to the south of Bangkok. It has a variety of cultural orientation coupled with nature as well as gastronomy. There are also deserted impressive rocky coasts within the vicinity. Other than that, tourists admire the fact that the region has the best local hotels that provide Thai cuisines. This is a perfect holiday destination for a family.