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Why you Should Consider Koh Chang Island When Planning for a Vacation

It is a fact that Koh Chang is one of the finest islands not only in Thailand but also in Asia. For this reason, the number of tourists who visit the island has been increasing from time to time. This could be mainly because of its amazing and beautiful sites and adventurous experience. It is surrounded by crystal clear waters and therefore most activities around the beach are water based. Well, this means if you are planning to visit this island, you must prepare to get wet. Some of the water based activities in Koh Chang Island include, diving, swimmimng, boat riding, fishing, and others.

Diving opportunities are provided in all the 52 islands in the Koh Chang marine national Park. There are professional divers that are trained to ensure the safety of tourists while diving. However, all divers are required to dive up to depths of around 25 meters. In addition, they also offered training chances to there guest. There are a variety of marine life species in the island that are rarely found aruond the world. Some of them include the following;

·        Barracuda fish

·        Parrot fish

·        Stingrays

·        Butterfly fish

During boat riding, the tourists are shown around the island where they grab that opportunity and take as many photos as possible of the beautiful island as well as the wonders of nature in its environment. The dramatic waterfalls and rainforest-clad hills in this mountainous island are just what you need as far as experiencing the wonders of nature are concerned. The tour guides are very qualified and ensure the safety of their guests as they guide them across the island. Apart from water based activities, there are other activities that one can enjoy doing like mountain climbing and even mountain biking. This island is all you need when planning where to visit on vacation.

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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