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Koh Chang Travel Guide: Discover More About Koh Chang

Koh Chang is one of the largest islands among the 52 islands of Trat. It is also the second largest islands in Thailand after phuket. The island has beautiful scenery, some of the best scenic sandy beaches and bays that are located in the west side of the island. Koh Chang is also surrounded by beautiful white sand beach, kai bae beach and klong son bay. Therefore, on a sunny afternoon, visiting guests have plenty of places to go and relax while enjoying beautiful scenic beaches.


Koh Chang also has beautiful natural attraction. If you love to explore what nature has in store for you, this is one of the best islands to visit in Thailand. There are also natural and cultural sites to visit including temples and French Naval Troops war monument. Additionally, there are many things to do in the island to make your experience one of a kind. You can go to the beach, swim in emerald sea, dive, snorkel sail, go for kayaking and island hopping among other water sports activities. You can also participate in development activities and festivals including wan lai koh chang festival and trat fruit fair which is an annual festival among other activities.

What’s more, there are plenty of shopping spots in the island. The weather is excellent and it allows for a memorable shopping experience. Additionally, you can go for dinning and enjoy Koh Chang’s nightlife. The island has an amazing and pristine nature that enhances its nightlife. At the beach area, you get to enjoy live music including rock, country and kitschy music, participate in wild beach parties and other activities that make your experience in the island one of kind. Moreover, it has some of the best hotels and beach resorts for your accommodation. The bottom line, there are many things to do and places to visit in Koh Chang. You only need to visit the island and explore the best of Koh Chang.   

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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