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Koh Chang Tour Guide to The Transport Options

People traveling to Koh Chang are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a means of transport. Money can make one decide to travel by boat compared to air travel.


Therefore, for those people who do not mind airplanes, then Bangkok Airways will ensure that they get to Kong Chang. A very different transport arrangement exists in the airport. Instead of taking cabs or any other form transport, the buses at the airport happen to be very convenient to not only time but cost. Time used to hail a cab will be saved. When booking for the flight, one has an option to pay for bus transport, which happens to be cheaper.


Buses are also available for those who do not see the need of flying. The tickets of the buses are available via the internet or purchased at the bus station.

The ferries can be taken from the Laem Ngop pier, the Centre point pier or the Tha Ferry Dan Kao ferry. The ferry chosen depends on where the person is. If the distance to the ferry is vast, then a boat can be taken. Snacks and drinks are served in the ferry for those who are get hungry from all the travelling. There is also an option of taking a taxi and in some cases a limousine.


The cost of these two is very different from taking a bus or even a ferry. As mentioned before, the type of transport chosen may depend on money. Variety of travel options tends to accommodate the needs of everyone willing to go to the Koh Chang island. It is always advisable to book a mode of transport early in advance for convenience.

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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