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Geography&climate

Koh Chang is the third largest island in Thailand. It forms a part of 51 islands in archipelago. It measures approximately thirty kilometers in length with a width of 217 kilometers. It is situated in Mu Ko Chang national park. This park covers approximately 60 kilometers. 70 % of this area is offshore.

 

koh Chang sunset
koh Chang sunset

Koh Chang interior is mountainous. These mountains are covered by tropical rain forests. In addition, this island also has sandy beaches resorts and hotels. Some beaches are also found on the rocky part of the island.

 

Koh Chang has three main seasons. The rainy season starts from June to October. The cooler season runs from November until February. Then the island has a hottest season that starts on march and end on May. However, the weather of this island can be unpredictable. This is because even during the wet season, the island can be warm. It might also be humid during this season with some sunshine.

One good thing about Koh Chang Island is that even during the rainy season, rains do not last the whole day. Usually a brief downpour is followed by a clear sky and bright sunshine. Therefore, even when traveling during the monsoon season, you can be sure to experience a desirable tan and some sunshine.

 

Nevertheless, the best time to visit this island is from November to February. During this time, the skies are always clear and it is not too humid. However, hotels increase their rates during this season and beaches are very busy. In addition, accessing some southern parts of this Koh Chang during rainy season may be difficult

 

 

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach

fishing

 

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

shopping

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:

fishing

seafood restaurants

shopping

nightlife

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

kayaking

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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