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Travel Guide of Koh Chang

Koh Chang is an all-time favorite island of Thailand. Koh Chang is known as the second biggest Island in Thailand, and largest in Eastern Thailand. They have around 5,000 permanent residents the island is not much populated, but the development and tourism has increased radically in the recent years.

 

There are trips that bring people out to the sea for a complete or half day squiding or fishing tour. Complete day begins in the morning which is cost almost 1200baht/person and half day begins with from 7pm to 11pm for almost 650baht/person. There are several shops that are providing different types of squiding or fishing experience ranging from small boats to big or fishing boat named KonTiki.

 

In the time of day, a person may have a chance of catching a songthaew on its route to the main road for 50 or 100 baht per person, which usually depends on how far he is going. The rates usually higher than any other places, but the vehicles are nearly fresh and in better situation. Beginning from 5pm, most of them start to ask for the fares of “taxi”, telling you that they are only managing the public transport only until that time, and possibly the quoted prices as high as say 500 baht from Lonely Beach to the Dan Kao pier. Conversely, if anyone has patience and some time, he may attempt and have a “shared” ride with few drivers, possibly for a better rate if they looking for little or no more passengers.

 

Menus are same as the remaining part of Thailand, but an island-surcharge is high not more because of better cost of transportation but as of development of tourist. There are several restaurants on provided beaches open both day and evening time with a strong thought of facilities of tourist-minded in Beach of White Sand.





Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach

fishing

 

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

shopping

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:

fishing

seafood restaurants

shopping

nightlife

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

kayaking

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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