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What Things to Be Done In Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the second biggest island in Thailand. The first one is Phuket. The government of Thai has recently begun advertising Koh Chang as a tourist destination for international travelers, so, go there before it turns as too commercialized! It's a place where a person may either fill his days with activities or also he can chill out on the beach.

Everyone needs to be aware, conversely, that every new growth may have some strains on the infrastructure. Also they need to keep in mind that the rainy season is quite rainy. If anyone is planning to do any diving and snorkeling, better is to go during the dry season, may be in Jan and Feb, when the water is not dirty from the storms of rain.

Chilling out

Sabay Bar on White Sand beach is the best place to relax with a cold drink watch the fire acrobatics under the fairy lights. If anyone is searching for quiet and peace though, he must go to any other beaches. White Sand beach is currently become a bustling place with music, bordellos, bars, roadworks and continual construction.

You can visit Koh Chang by boat named KonTiki.

Snorkeling

Warm, coral reef and calm waters with lots of fishes, some squids, and yet parrot fish might be seen. Water is dirty during the season of rain. The cost of chartering your personal snorkel and speedboat costs around 10,000 baht for a single day hire. Several tour operators providing diving and snorkeling choices. A cost of 4-island-in-a-day snorkeling trip is almost 500 baht a person – which leaves around 8:30am, and back to its place at 5:30pm, comes with two lunches (e.g. rice dishes and curry, and corn and shrimp), fresh fruits, also as the usual coffee and drinking water.





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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