Prince Chumphon Shrine & Memorial
Prince Chumphon Shrine & Memorial The memorial is located at the northern end of Sairee beach, about 20 kilometers from the city center, and is a sacred place for the inhabitants of Chumphon. Here is the monument of Admiral Phra Boromawong Thir Kromluang Chumphon Khet Udomsak who is considered the father of the Thai navy. The shrine faces the sea and there is a museum showing his biography and personal items. A large torpedo-ship named "Royal Chumphon" is also here. It is 68 meters long and 6.55 meters wide and was decommissioned on 26 November 1975. The Royal Thai Navy gave the ship to Chumphon province in 1979. After that it was put near this monument.