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Some of the primary attractions on Koh Chang island

Koh Chang has 50 offshore isles and boasts of having the finest indigenous dogs, red gems and sweet Rakam fruits. Also known as the elephant island, it is seen as a primary destination for tourists and this is because it has so much to offer. It is located 300 kilometers to the East of Bangkok and is not far from the Cambodian border. It has unspoiled rainforest that covers 70% of the overall land and what is more, boasts of having 5000 permanent residents. It is serviced by an airport which is 15 minutes away from the ferry terminal an aspect that makes it easily accessible to tourists.


Most travelers are drawn to the island by the pristine beaches and the natural beauty of the island which has made it home to hundreds of wildlife and this includes deer, snakes, native birds and elephants. There are hundreds of activities for tourists to indulge in as well and this includes jungle hiking, diving, snorkeling and camping. You can choose an activity you like and make enquiries to determine on you can enjoy the same better without necessarily pushing your budget out of hand.


Finding accommodation in Koh Chang is also as easy and this is because there are hundreds of hotels to choose from. However, before doing this, it is advisable to look at what each hotel has to offer as well as the features and amenities in order to make an informed decision. Traveling to the island is easier if you work with a trip organizer because they take care of all the details on your behalf. Some of the primary attractions on the island include waterfalls, neighboring islands and beaches. Though this is the case, there are also fishing villages, naval battle sights, snorkeling opportunities and diving. All these aspects make Koh Chang one of the most relaxing and interesting places to visit.

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



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Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


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Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

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Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

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There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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