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Koh Chang Island and koh Chang national marin park are the ise for your hollidayparid

If you want to sample the rich cultural heritage that the orient has to offer, and you are clueless as to where you can first pitch tent, why not try Koh Chang. The largest island in Eastern Thailand and the second largest island in the state of Thailand, the island is a gem that can hardly be rivaled by few natural environments in the world. Sample this:    

  • Long sandy beaches that are sparsely populated; the island has a human population of some 5000 individuals.
  • A rich flora and fauna that includes elephants, snakes, deer, and a virgin vegetation that offers an almost violent departure from the monstrosity that is represented by the urban jungle of concrete that man finds himself quartered in.
  • Rich sites for hiking, snorkeling, and diving that rival the very best in the world of outdoor excursions. This is the legacy that one gets when they elect to go to Ko Chang, Thailand's second largest island. 

 

The name of the Island is an Anglicization of the Thai word elephant. The size of the island is some 429 square kilometers. The island is gazetted as a part of the Ko Chang Marine Park. The topography of the land is laden with complex rock faces as well as the odd mountain here and there. The highest mountain on the island stands at a height of some 744 meters high. The area falls under the moonson climate weather belt , and has an average rainfall of some 4,000mm a year. Many guest houses close during this season of rainfall ( June and October) thus this is probably not the best of times to set out to this place. Seventy per cent of the island could be considered virgin land- rain forest, steep cliffs, waterfalls, and abundance in marine life , you name it. This is the legacy that those who visit this island are basically inundated.      

 

Several Asian travel agencies can get you to this haven. To access this place by air one need to get a flight on Bangkok airways; one can also access  this island from within Thailand courtesy of a bus service, of by ferry, or even depending on ones proximity to the island by boat. This is a chance of a lifetime to experience the richness in living ; when was the last time you did something for the first time? In your excursion to the orient, start with 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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