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Why Not Relax With A Book In Hand?

People all over the world like to read. Some have a lot of problems and they do not have the time or the opportunity of finding the books that they want and also they do not afford to buy something good. That is the case usually for the poor countries that are found in Asia or in Africa. The fact is that these countries do not take so seriously the culture. They have their own culture that is true, but they do not think about what happens in the other parts of the world. They cannot afford to do that.


These are the countries that usually are seen like the Third World Countries. They are poor and people there are mostly illiterate. That is why most of them haven’t had the opportunity of learning how to read. But there are some organizations or some associations that are ready to do something about that. In Thailand for example there are websites where people that have a connection to the internet can find second hand books. Usually these books have very low prices so that everyone can afford them. They are encouraged to buy them because they are encouraged to find culture themselves.


The BooksThailand is a shop where people who stay in Koh Chang can actually come and buy second hand books or even just go and look for what they are interested in. they can browse through the collection and they can stay at the café while they are doing that. This place is actually found next to the Office Post at Pearl Beach. The tourists that visit the island are actually encouraged to go there and see for themselves as well. They can even rent an apartment that is found at the next level above this cafe shop and they will have a great time there. 

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

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

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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

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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