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Fun on land – Koh Chang style

What better way explore the island other than elephant trekking! Yes, you get to ride an elephant, of cause with a Mahout.  As per the name “chang” it means elephant.  The island is a natural habitat for elephant to bread and thrive.  They are used as part of promotion to boost tourism in Koh Chang.


In the north of the island is where village Baan Kwan Chang is. It is about three kilometres off main road is an inland valley where elephant trekking starts. Here you can also take part in bathing the elephant in the river, feed them and return with them to the camp. This is a golden opportunity to have firsthand information on the habits and habitat of this giant species.  While on trekking you get to explore the inner Koh Chang and see the rainforest is full view.


As part of sightseeing, you can visit the Koh Chang – Thai temple that is situated in the sunken war memorial.  The temple is open for public and you will be able to see the culture and believes by visiting it.  There are guides available to enlighten you to answer your questions as well as give an insight into their culture and values. This gives a good opportunity to learn about Thai people in general.


You can spend the evening walking around the city centre shops hunting for souvenirs and other monuments of Koh Chang. There are a number of shops mushrooming around selling various items such as carvings, jewelry, ethnic clothing and handicrafts, bags, T-Shirts; CD's a few on the list.
In addition to this there also a wide range of wines, beer and spirits that can be found at Koh Chang wine gallery in Kai Bae. The original Thai artwork displayed to be sold to the tourist comes from the Commission work at Rungthip studios in Kai Bae. 

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

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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:


seafood restaurants



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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


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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