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Sun! Sand! Surf!

Have you been looking for your next holiday destination?  Do you love the waters? Well then look no further than Koh Chang! An Island off eastern coast of Bangkok in ‘Trat’ province shows off the beautiful beaches, spectacular waterfalls and majestic tall mountain range with secluded rainforest hidden around it.

 

Koh Chang has not been discovered by travellers for a long time.  Since 2000 the island that boasts of long white sandy beach that winds around the entire island put itself on the map of tourism ushering travellers and holiday makers to come visit and enjoy this beautiful island.  The island is also widely popular for its wildlife.  Though it is not a sanctuary for any particular type of species you will find wide range of birds, snakes, deer and Thailand’s national animal the Asian elephants.  They all dwell side by side with the villagers who live in small villages that pocket through the entire area.

 

The best season to travel is during the months of November to February which is considered to be the coolest months of the calendar.   You are advised to avoid the hot season which prevails from March to May and followed by rainy season which sees about 4000mm of rain on average. During this season most resorts are closed.  Hence you may find it hard to have accommodation available upon arrival.  If you are travelling during June and October it is better to make the reservation in advance.

 

The island can be reach by air from the national airport to Trat and then to Koh Chang via road. Else you can opt for the most popular mode of transport which is the ferry service  which takes you from Laem Ngop ferry port to Koh Chang ferry pier is located in Thammachat Bay





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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