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Koh-Chang Guide for Independent Travelers

Koh-Chang as a tourist destination has a lot to offer ranging from half-deserted white beaches to abundant wildlife with an incredible selection of snakes, elephants, birds deer among others. It also offers perfect places for various activities including jungle hiking, snorkeling and diving. Koh-Chang as well as the surrounding beautiful islands can be easily accessed by plane via the Bangkok Airways, by bus to Laem Ngop, by boat from Laem Ngop through Entrepreneur, Tha Dan Kao, Tha Ferry Dan Kao or Themmachat Bay or by road.


When it comes to sight seeing, Koh-Chang has a relatively large package to offer from waterfalls, to museums to nature and wildlife among others. Some of the most popular spots for your sight seeing include Kongol (located close to Bang Bao and it offers 5 majestic waterfalls), War Memorial monument and the Mu Ko hang national Park, Klong Plu(currently the most popular waterfall in the region) and the Thanmayom. Other waterfalls include Klong Nueng, the Khiri Petch, ams Klong Nonsi.


There are also various activities to indulge in. Get into the Koh-Chang cool waters for some diving lessons or diving activities. Talk a walk in the company of a ranger down to Klong Plu from Than Mayom, take jungle trekking with the famous Tan, get to Baan Zen for some Yoga, Chakras or Reiki practices or just for discovery. Learn to prepare the amazing Thai cuisine at the any cooking school around Blue Lagoon. On the other hand, even take a multiple day kayaking expedition to the Koh-Chang southern Islands. Alternatively, gets a one day kayaking expedition to Koh-Chang's west coast.


 For some shopping of get down to Books, Thailand, Koh-Chand sun, Scuba Zone, BOHO, Maxi dress, Sun Dress, Hipie, and Party among others. Get some bites and drinks at Rock Sand Restaurant or Apple or try out some Thai beer at the Rock Sand or Cefe del Sunshine.

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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