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On Koh Cahng Island are various activities that tourist can engage

Koh-Chang; the largest island in Trat and the second largest in Thailand with its scenic bays and sandy beaches has a lot to offer in tourist attractions. A beautiful profusion of tourist facilities and natural attractions which are with time continually being improved provides myriads of activities to do. Besides the beautiful beaches, Koh-Chang offers magnificent waterfalls, dense forest for hiking, awesome diving sites, mangroves and numerous surrounding islands that are only a few miles away including Koh Kood and Koh Mak.

 

A well developed infrastructure will ensure easy access to Koh-chang and the beautiful surrounding attractions by car, boat or even by plane. Convenience is one of the greatest features of the island as it offers a wide range. There is also easy access and affordable accommodation within and around the around for all types of budget ranging from simple but beautifully designed bungalows all the way to amazingly luxurious high and restaurant lodges and hotels.

 

There are various activities that tourist can engage in ranging from jungle treks, to elephant rides, diving trips and snorkeling onto the several close by coral reefs. On the island's western coast, you will find the majority of beaches each distinctively built to offer different experiences on partying, shopping, various beach activities and sports and even simply chilling and relaxing. Depending on your needs, you can choose to get to the Bailan/Lonely, Khlong Prao/ Kai Bae or even to White sand beach. For a more modernized kind of vibes, the White Sand beach will be perfect for you. The Khlong Prao and Kai Bae will offer plenty quirky bars and shops, quaint traditional appearance. To the eastern side are various Thai villages. This is the perfect place to go to if looking for something more cultural and traditional.

 

 The island also has a lot to offer in wildlife. Sea eagles and monkeys are some of the common wildlife feature to check out. If you are fortunate enough, you can even get to see the Great Horn bill which is said to be so rare that the majority of residents have not been successful to see it.





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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