Koh Chang Island - Rapidly moving ahead on the road to popularity,
Koh Chang Island or Koh Chang Marine National Park is a paradise for those
who desire to return their homes, rejuvenated and refreshed.
Koh Chang Island
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Chang Island, which is also popular as Koh Chang National Marine Park is a
rapidly emerging tourist destination of Thailand. Comprising most part of
the Koh Chang island and several neighboring isles, the Park is a paradise
for those who desire to get their mind rid of the chaos of modern life, and
rejuvenate themselves. It is not for nothing that the Park has been termed
'the last paradise islands in South-East Asia'.
||315 km north-east of Capital Bangkok; 8 km from the coast of Trat
||Wide variety; Specially resorts and cottages
|Best time to visit
||November to February
Koh Chang, the largest island in the Marine Park, is extremely
popular among the Thais, and gradually, it is climbing the popularity ladder
in the international arena too. Tour attractions, which Koh Chang is loved
for, are mentioned below.
Koh Chang is synonymous with beautiful white sandy beaches. All Ko Chang
beaches have one or two specialities of their own. Klong Son beach is known
for its luxurious resorts, villas pools and spas. White Sand Beach, located
on the northern end of west coast, is acclaimed for various sport activities
like football and valleball.
|Klong Son Beach
||Northern end of island
||Scenic cape with sandy stretch and abundance of coconut trees
||Luxurious resorts, villas, pools and spa
|White Sand Beach (Had Sai Khao)
||Northern end of west coast
||Most popular and most commercial beach
Various sport activities, such as football, volleyball and frisbee
|Beach brims with bungalows and resorts
Numerous bars, pubs, restaurants and shops
|Klong Prao Beach
||Near Laim Chaichet beach
||Coconut-fringed beach; northern end has beautiful rocky landscape
||Plenty of cottages and resorts
|Kai Bae Beach
||On West Coast
||Watching spectacular sunset
||Several resorts Kai Bae village has small shops, supermarkets,
restaurants and cyber cafes
|Tha Nam Beach
||South of Kai Bae
|Than Mayom Beach
||On eastern side; Near Than Mayom Waterfall
||Nice for catching sunrise
Mountainous terrain of Koh Chang creates some impressive waterfalls.
Exploring Marine Life
||Near Than Mayom pier
||Series of 3 falls
||Close to Kai Bae Beach
||3-level Fall Swimming and camping allowed
||On northern end
||Small-sized waterfall with several cascades
||Near fishing village of Salakphet
||Water rushing down the ravine a rewarding sight
Swimming in pond allowed
Marine life is particularly visible in the eastern side of the island.
Another nice place to enjoy it is around the wrecks of the Thai warships
'Chonburi' and 'Songkhla' in Salakphet bay on the southern end of the
and sports facilities available in Koh Chang are mentioned below:
Roaming amidst rich vegetation and
animals atop an elephant. Seems pleasant. Isn't it? Experience yourself.
Diving & Snorkelling:
Best time for diving is
between October/November and April. Best diving sites are on the southern
and western tips of the island. Two wreck dive sites, where the wreckage of
sunken ships lies in the depth of the sea, are also on the island.
Canoes and Kayaking:
Paddling canoes is the best way to
relish the beauty of the coastlines. Canoes can be availed along the
Leisure boating trips can be arranged on the
beaches. One can use the boats for sightseeing or journeying to various
sites for scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing.
Koh Chang is one of the best places in Thailand for
spa massages. Wealth of spas exists on the island to pamper one after a day
of beach activities.
Koh Chang has some lovely islands as neighbours, which assist it in
entertaining the visitors.
Second biggest island in Koh Chang National Park, Koh Kood does not lag
behind it's more famous neighbor in scenic beauty. As Ko Chang, it also has
in it's kitty pristine beaches, frothy waterfalls and crystal clear sea.
Resorts tend to cater to the needs of the tourists having some extra money.
This group of nine islands is known for nice long beaches and clear
seawaters. Charming bungalows and resorts are available for accommodation.
Topography & Vegetation
The island has hilly landscape, but with rounded slopes rather than sheer
cliffs. The rock of the island is mainly granitic, covered with fertile
virgin rainforests. The tallest hill goes to 743 meters above sea level. The
island has many streams having very clear water. Coral reefs occur with
numerous types in sheltered locations of the island.
» Temperatures are normally moderate all year round.
» Between November and February, weather is pleasant and cool with lot
» During the months of March and April, the climate is hot and humid.
» Visitors should take extra precaution in rainy season that lasts
from mid of May to October.
How To Reach
Take bus from the Eastern Bus Terminal of Bangkok for Laem Ngop pier. Then
board a ferry for Koh Chang.
Alternatively, one can take bus from Northern Bus Terminal of Bankok for
Trat. Use a songthaew for reaching Laem Ngop pier, 30 minutes away. Then
take the ferry.
Mini bus services for Laem Ngop are also available from Pattaya and Ban
» Songthaews are available on the main road in daytime.
» Cars and small motorbikes can be hired.
Accommodation & Dining
Visitors can choose their accommodation in accordance with their needs.
Cottages and resorts are available in abundance, suiting the atmosphere of
the island. The island is a haven of mouth-watering dishes. Restaurants
serving delicious dishes of a variety of origin can be visited all over the