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Salak Petch Bay Village

An Awe Inspiring View of Koh Chang’s Fishing Industry

 

Located on the southern most side of the Koh Chang Island, Salak Petch Bay is the largest of the Koh Chang bays, with a type of alluring mystique befitting one of those post card moments popularly made use of as the background for some inspirational words of wisdom.

 

Salak Petch Bay
Salak Petch Bay

The view alone is enough to take your breathe away completely, accounting for more than half of the allure of the village itself, as well as the entire island.

 

The beauty of Mother Nature shows its face in broad daylight here, with the splendor of the elements coming together to form a majestic picture of serenity, industry and the natural beauty of the island itself.

 

Reinforcing the extremes, of the aesthetically stimulating appearance of the village and its immediate surroundings, is the ever present dynamic of the sonic pleasantries, which offer an audible channel into the harmonious collaboration of the industrial side of things and the naturally occurring fauna and flora.

 

So compelling is the experience that it would be quite impossible to capture the true essence of Salak Petch with the mere use of a camera – the sonic dynamics make up for than half of the 1000 words told by a photograph.

 

The industrial side of the coin is not nearly what the west would relate to, since the bay is primarily in existent to cater for the fishing community that resides in the beauty of Salak Petch Bay Village, feeding the subsistence needs of the villagers themselves, but also feeding the ever-growing, exotic appetite of the tourist dining market.

 

Salak Petch Bay Village makes for the ultimate tourist experience in that it offers an authentic experience of the local culture of the Thai people of Koh Chang, with not too much of a commercial focus on the tourism, so nothing is really faked and you get the real experience, without being made to feel like a tourist that sticks out like a sore thumb.

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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