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Thai Tourist Visa

You can enjoy a good 30 day stay in Thailand without a tourist visa. You are only asked for a Thai tourist visa if you wish to prolong your stay for more than a month. When you enter Thailand your passport will have the ‘VOA’ which is visa on arrival. This VOA is free and valid for about a month if you have landed by air routes. Your free visit will be shortening to 15 days if your mode of entrance to Thailand is thorough land. 


If you do not fit the above criteria and you wish to stay longer than allowed than the government of Thailand requires a tourist visa which will be granted to you by the Thai Consulate or Embassy functioning in your country. Getting a Thai visa is not much of a deal, all you have to do is give in your passports with the required authentic documents.

The time period of your single entry visa stay can be extended by consulting the Thai Embassy or the immigration officer. The process of Thai visa extension will require a fee of 1900 baht.
Incase of a double entry visa which allows 6 month stay, you will follow the same procedures that of a single entry visa and pay a similar fee of 1900 baht for extending your Thai tourist visa. Once your visa date goes beyond 90 days you will have to leave the country immediately by any transport mode of your choice.


Your passport should not be expired within a course of six months and in case you breech the terms of a tourist visa you will have to face strict criminal laws of Thailand. This breech also includes working in Thailand on a tourist visa.

Though attaining a Thai visa is simple but you should be very careful to abide by all the regulations they require from there tourists.

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

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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:


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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