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Why Do People Love Koh Chang?

Koh Chang is the second biggest island in Thailand. In 2004, when the Tsunami devastated some portions of Thailand's West Coast, there have been an ever increasing amount of western tourists guiding for this island.


Being a biggest island off the mainland coast, Koh Chang can be travelled by Ferry only. There are around 3 operators of programmed services; two of them provide a roll on-roll off bus and car ferry service. The third ferry option is managed by a speedboat named KonTiki with only capabilities of passenger (no vehicles). It manages from a pier close to Laem Ngop on the mainland and links to the well known Dan Mai pier on Koh Chang, which is the southernmost advertising pier on the side of east of the island. There is some or no public transport available from here! Shuttles from the market and Trat Bus Terminal are evidently distinct. The pickups go to middle point of pier they are blue colored, the white ones go towards Thammachart pier. Ticket is not more than 50 Baht person by person (one-way)!


The initial foreign travelers began to arrive on Koh Chang in the mid-1970s, by utilizing local fishing boats, when the people of Koh Chang were developing their Islands. In 1982, Koh Chang also with the some areas turned into the parts of the defended Mu Ko Chang national park, with more or less 85% of the island, along with coral reefs, going down in the park. It has turn into an important destination of tourist, both for Thais and also for foreigners, with some tourist resorts to be developed. In spite of this, tourism on Koh Chang stays substantially less developed than on Phuket or Ko Samui. A person needs to visit Koh Chang once in a life he’ll love it for sure.

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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