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Ban Salak Phet Village

Retro Living In Modern Times 

 

Resembling a wily old fox of the game, Ban Salak Phet is the earliest community resident of the Koh Chang Island, presenting one of the most functional examples of the deeply enshrined values and ways of a village which figured out exactly how life on the island is best approached.

 

Ban Salak Phet
Ban Salak Phet

The environment does the villages a lot of favors though with its conducive nature to their fishing ways, largely accounting for their balanced existence, with a very high tolerance for tourism.

 

In fact, tourism has become a permanent part of the Ban Salak Phet Villagers’ lives which manifests in their rendition of what southern hospitality is all about and all of this draws the world’s touring community in their masses, making it one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world.

 

This is the part of Koh Chang that doubles up as premium tourist destination, much like the rest of the island, as well as a live history lesson to give it one up on the other parts of the island since it really seems to have rejected the natural progression set forth by the time machine and stayed pretty much as is through the transition of the generations.

 

A mixture between a way of life geared towards tourism, balanced out by a subsistent element of their way of life, makes for the ultimate environment for the locals to co-exist with tourists, complementing each other rather well.

 

That way, any visiting tourist can get an authentic taste of what Thai life on the Koh Chang Island is really all about, while feeling the holiday spirit and indulging in all the activities and pleasantries erected specifically for the enjoyment of tourists.

 

The Wat Salak Phet  Temple, which was built during King Rama V’s reign, is one of the must see attractions on any visit to the village of Ban Salak, adding to the element of history that might be missing on the other parts of the entire region.

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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