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Development of Koh Chang Bringing In More Capital

Koh Chang is the 2nd largest island of Thailand with about 52 beautiful islands and some of them are the splendid ones. It is just about 3 and a half hour away and at 310 km from Bangkok. The island is now becoming a tourist hub and a must stop for tourists on their vacations in Thailand. It is also famous for Thailand National Park situated on the island. Most area of island is still deserted and needs developmental programs to be initiated. Development of Koh Chang is really tangible here.

 

The attractions for tourist in this island are the white sandy beaches, sport parks, natural spa and meditation resort, accommodation & travelling facilities being excellent and the climate of the island. In busy season it is advisable to book hotels or living places before your arrival. The villas, bungalows and hotels are built with Thai style but are modernized too. Since most area is abandoned, development of Koh Chang now holds importance to Thailand’s government.

 

New Funds also started circulating with the opening of car-ferry service between Koh Chang and the mainland. Plans of casino were also presented before government. Constructions of roads, parks, hotels, restaurants, beach renovations, beach games facilities, speed boating, private beach, full security, internet, access to shops, restaurants and bars is surely a sweet treat for tourists.

 

Thai government is now more interested in developing the underdeveloped areas to attract more tourists, thus planning to increase economy of the country by increasing tourism. The aim is focused more on construction of modern villas, suiting a dream life style.  Land prices increased fourfold when the plan came public. Some land owners have their property increased up to 50% since their investment in Siam Royal Koh Chang property. Today, Koh Chang is still accessible at cost of other Asian beach destinations but this is going to change in coming years with the development in Koh Chang.





Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach

fishing

 

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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

shopping

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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

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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:

fishing

seafood restaurants

shopping

nightlife

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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

kayaking

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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