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Shopping in Koh Chang

It is never easy to just visit Koh Chang and leave without visiting the shopping centers to suit your shopping tastes and also shop within your budget. To start with, along the main roads along the beach, you will come across local markets that offer flowers, vegetable and fruits. You will also stumble upon traditional artisan crafts and also be able to find many exceptional things in the region. Additionally, there are a number of places in Koh Chang that you need to visit and enjoy your shopping spree.


Basically, these are the perfect places where you will come across exceptional local produce, get the opportunity to admire the creativity and handiwork of the artisans and also enjoy the amazing ambience of Koh Chang towns.


Klong Prao Beach is one of the places that you need to visit for your shopping adventure. It is also surrounded by bars, small shops, restaurants, tour agencies, massage shops and tailors among many others. Whether you want beach gear, excellent food and the usual T-shirts, you will find them all in the region.


Kai Bea Beach is the other outstanding place you should visit in Thailand. It is a small beach with a few shops and stalls where you can get all that you need. Whether you need a Koh Chang T-shirt, you can get your favorite here. You will also get high quality local handicrafts and great souvenirs here at affordable prices.

Lonely beach is known for its souvenir center in Bangbao Village that is located on the southern part of the beach. You may get an assortment of beach gears in the region, but their prices are known to be higher than in any other place in the region. Whether you need the usual T-shirts and souvenirs, you will get all in area.

White Sand Beach is indeed the best place to shop mainly because it offers a variety of beach wear, sunglasses and everything that you may be in need of at reasonable prices. You will come across stalls that are under aircon; hence they offer an exceptional shopping experience. Therefore, Koh Chang is a place that will suit your shopping needs as it is not so busy and you can get all that you need.

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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