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Main Attractions In Koh Chang And The Travel Guide

Visiting one of the largest among 52 islands in Thailand is a great achievement in life. There is a lot to see in these islands, but your need to be choosy when picking your destination. Koh Chang is one of the highly reputed islands that one can visit for holidays or any other vacation. It is located in Trat Province about 300 kilometers from Bangkok and it is also near the Cambodia border. It is mainly covered by unspoiled rainforests and tourism has become the source of income with hundreds of Thais and foreigners visiting the island on daily basis.


There are numerous attractions in Koh Chang and you should be ready to experience a lot once you visit the island. Many people are attracted to the unspoiled rainforest. With the increased cases of deforestation, many people come to see this large forest that cover a large part of the  region.


These rainforest gives the region a natural beauty that not many parts of the world can offer. Those who are attracted to wildlife can also see wide range of animals in the island. The national park is known to offer different types of wildlife from snakes, deer, native birds and a large number of elephants. While in the parks, you can also enjoy different kind of activities. You can jungle hike, snorkeling, diving and camping to name but a few attraction activities. Beaches are the other attraction in the island.  There are numerous beautiful and serene beaches that you can visit each day and enjoy yourself. You can visit the White Sand Beach, Kai Bae Beach, Klong Phrao among many others.


Many people fret about accommodation in new destinations. If you are visiting Koh Chang for the first time you should not worry about where to stay. Many visitors and residents stay at Haad Kai Mook, Haad Sai Khao, Laem Bang Bao and Haad Ta Nam to name but a few locations. As you enjoy yourself in the island, you will also come across exceptional events and festivals organized by the natives. There are many activities that you can do when you visit the island from mountain biking, elephant trekking to canoeing and kayaking. Then you can pay a visit and enjoy yourself always.

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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