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Koh Thian (2): The Beauty Beneath

There are about 50 islands in Mu Koh Chang National park. Among them is a small island named as Koh Thian Island. Koh Kara Island is located just adjacent to Koh Thian Island. Tourists can reach to this island through a boat.


The island is not an island in real sense as there are no white sandy beaches surrounded by tall coconut trees and may look like a piece of rock from a distant view. But this island consists of naturally grown trees and plantations which gives a picturesque look to it. The presence of rocks on the west side of the island enhances the artistic beauty of the island. The island is surrounded by crystal, clear and sparkling waters.  On the eastern side of the island shallow waters are present which makes it a very good place for snorkeling. The real beauty of Koh Thian Island lies beneath the sea where there are beautiful and colorful coral reefs on the west side of the island giving a highly scenic view inside the sea. This place becomes breathtakingly beautiful when these coral reefs are fully grown.


Although many tourists may not find this island an interesting place especially those who give importance to comforts and luxuries of life but it can be an interesting place for tourists who want to have an adventure during their trip. Those people, who enjoy life in solace, can arrange for a visit to the island for some time as there are no camping facilities available. They can also have a few dives in water as it is not very deep. When visiting to the island one has to take care as during certain months in a year the Koh Thian Island is closed for coral rehabilitation.

published: 14.08.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

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


Short description:

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

Short description:

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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