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Guidebook: Thailinad 50 Great Green Escapes


Achange is taking place in Thailand's tourism, and this book is a
testimony of it.

That change, though not yet visible in all parts of the country, is called Green
Tourism. And it is the best gift that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
could offer to foreign visitors as it is commemoration its 50th anniversary.


Read the following pages and you will get to know it: From the farming villages
of Isan, Thailand's Northeast, to the pristine beaches of the country's South,
the preservation of the environment, and the willingness to accommodate
visitors interested in interacting more with local communities has become a
significant trend. Homestays are flourishing, national parks are going through
a noted revival, and most of the country's top touristic destinations look today
beyond the traditional crowd of visitors.


Ecotourism excursions are more and more frequently offered. Rafting, kayaking, but also biking or hiking are not anymore an exception. Equipment rental is widely available, as are bicycles.


Thailand's abundant nature and acclaimed biodiversity are reminding us of
their foremost importance. The time for a green turn has hopefully come.
Green Tourism, nevertheless, is facing and will continue to face difficulties
and obstacles.


That is why the TAT, conscious of those, is putting out new
publications to help support this movement, in line with its dedication to fight
global warming.


We want this change to happen. Now aged 50, and more
conscious than ever of its responsibility to the people of Thailand, TAT is
ready to become Thailand's Green gateway.


Downlaod giudebook (.pdf)

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

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


Short description:

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

Short description:

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

Short description:

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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