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Understanding Koh Chang

Koh Chang is Thailand's the most visited and second largest island, and the main in eastern Thailand. With around 5,000 permanent residents the island is not a great deal populated, but tourism (and growth) has risen radically from some of the recent years.


Koh Chang known as the most beautiful islands of Island with long white sandy beaches, mostly deserted. The island is also got a broad range of wildlife, containing a better choice of birds, deer, snakes, and some of elephants. The island and its neighborhood are the excellent places for snorkeling, jungle hiking and diving. The "making" of the island as a tourist place since 2000 has induced a large amount of speedy development, and whereas still far smoother than places similar as Phuket or Ko Samui, it's possibly good to visit now than later. Regarding activities and services particularly aimed at the prices for tourists’ have reached that level that the islanders are costing them out from the market when evaluated to any other island.


Most boats like KonTiki run from Laem Ngop, which has three docks. The Laem Ngop pier is almost 700 m west of Laem Ngop. The Centre Point pier is situated almost 3.5 km northwest of Laem Ngop. These docks serve both passengers and vehicle ferries. Every pier on Koh Chang would be the eastern side of the island. The important piers are the two Dan Kao piers, Tha Ferry Dan Kao and Tha Dan Kao, which managed as the traffic. Light meals, beverages and fruits are available at every pier and on the car boats.


There are two operators who offer the services of daily bus from Ko Kood to Koh Chang. One is established in Ban Bao, the other on Kai Bae Beach Rates is as similar but departures times can change, so ensure about the book ahead.

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



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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


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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