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Shopping at Klong Prao

Like other places Klong Prao Beach has its attractions for shopaholics. The beach has its own special articles which are fascinating enough and compel the tourists to spend money. Klond Prao Beach is covering three villages and each of them has their shopping plaza fascinating the travelers. The villages of Klong Prao Beach are Bann Chai Chet – at the north end of the beach, Baan Klong Prao – in the middle of the beach, Baan Map Khangkhao – located in the south of the beach. At the beach a tourist encounter small shops, bars, restaurants, banks, tailor shops, tour agents, massage places, temples, schools and clinics. The shops are selling different essentials as per requirement of the visitors. Sunglasses, bikinis, shorts, towels, sunscreen and sarongs are the items being provides by more or less all the shops on the beach. 

For the lovers of handmade accessories the beach is providing a wide variety of paintings, handicrafts, souvenirs and trinkets. The beach is also taking care of book lovers and passionate newspaper readers by providing stock papers, books and paperbacks. All these are available in major languages such as English, French and German. In addition to all this many stores are offering both local and imported snacks, drinks and food. Many different local shops at the beach are selling variety of interesting items ranging from common drinks and snacks to all types of beach gears scattered all along the main road of the beach. The three villages of the Klong Prao Beach have small assortment of the shops to facilitate their visitors. In the north of Klong Paro Beach in Ban Chaichet the most notable plaza of the beach VJ Plaza is situated.


The largest supermarket of the beach, along with few other shops, is also there in the north of Klong Paro Beach. Vendors of the beach are also playing their role in enhancing the shopping spots of the area. These vendors can disturb you when you are in the middle of sunbathing. You can be surprised by a horde of vendors coming straight to you offering there items and trying to impress you by narrating the specificities and qualities of the items which are actually nothing just a mix of touristy knick knack. Vendors are usually equipped with scarves, handmade bracelets and necklaces.   If you do not have any plan to buy their items try your level best that you do not have an eye contact with them, as there is no other way to avoid the incessant nagging. If in case you fail to avoid the eye contact then a simple No and thank you can help you out.

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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