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Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

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There are standard buses and air-conditioned buses operated by The Transport Company Limited and by private bus companies from Bangkok to Trat departing from Eastern Bangkok Bus Terminal (Ekamai) on Sukhumvit Road and departing from Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road every day. Travel time takes around 5 hours. For more information, call The Transport Company Limited call center 1490 or www.transport.co.th

Online bus ticket booking is now available at www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com  or www.thairoute.com

 

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Bangkok Airways operates daily flight Bangkok-Trat 3 trips a day. Flight time is around 1 hour.

For more information and ticket reservation, please call 0 2270 6699 (Bangkok Office) or 0 3952 5299-300 (Trat Office) or 0 3955 1654-5 (Ko Chang Office) or visit at www.bangkokair.com

 

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Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.

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    Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

    Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


    Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

    Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

    Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.

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    Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

    Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


    Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

    Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

    Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.

    Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

    Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


    Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

    Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

    Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.

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    Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

    Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


    Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

    Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

    Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.

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    Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

    Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


    Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

    Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

    Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.

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    Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

    Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


    Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

    Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

    Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.

    shopping Compras

    Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. It is a beautiful island with long white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, forests and waterfalls. There are more than 50 large and small islands nearby. Koh Chang is ranked one of the most popular islands in Eastern Thailand. 

    Koh Chang (Elephant Island) is Thailand’s second largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine National Park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat Province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal clear water. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even a number of elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for snorkeling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.


    Once the quiet refuge of backpackers in the know, Koh Chang (Elephant Island) has grown in popularity as a tourist destination since 2000, when the Thai government hoped to develop the island as the next Phuket. Fortunately, as Koh Chang is nearly as large as Phuket, a decade of development that has seen the construction of an airport in Trat and numerous hotels and restaurants has done little to sully its appeal as an island of spectacular natural beauty.

    Koh Chang, the largest island in the Koh Chang Marine National Park, is a beach lover and nature enthusiasts dream come true. While recent development has led to the opening of some nightlife on the island, The primary attractions on the island are the beaches, waterfalls, and neighboring islands. However, several fishing villages, a number of naval battle sights, and some opportunities for diving and snorkeling make Koh Chang both an interesting and relaxing place to visit.

    Sugerencias

  • Koh Chang is approximately 30 km long and 14 km wide: a total area of roughly 217 km². The Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km², of which 70 % is offshore.
  • There is an extensive range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. You will be able to find upmarket large scale hotels, stylish boutique resorts to budget guesthouses and bungalows. The most popular areas are on the White Sand beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. A handful of accommodations is scattered around the island.

    Camping sites with rental tents are also available near Klong Plu Waterfall and Than Mayom Waterfall. 

    Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach) gets its name from the long stretch of soft white sand on the island.

    Hat Klong Prao is the largest area of the Koh Chang beaches, with coconut trees running along the beach edge.

    Hat Kai Bae has a lovely beach with calm and clear water possible for swimming and snorkeling to explore some corals and reef fishes.

    Hat Kai Mook (Pearl Beach) is not a sandy beach. It consists of shingle and rocks that look like ‘pearl’. 

    Hat Tha Nam (Lonely Beach) is the best spot for watching the sunset and is a bit separated from the rest of the island.

    Koh Chang Remembrance is a shrine built in remembrance of the sailors who lost their lives in the waters off the island during the battle against the French navy.

    Klong Plu Waterfall is the principal waterfall on the island, can be reached from Kaibae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. It is located a bit into the jungle but easily accessible. 

    Than Mayom Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Koh Chang. It is a medium-sized waterfall set in fertile virgin rainforest and it provides a camping spot in the area.

    Ban Chang Thai offers tourists the experience of elephant ridings and elephant shows. 

    There are plenty of activities to do in Koh Chang. Enjoy your relaxing time by sitting on the beach or go sea swimming.  For more adventurous activities, you can choose from kayaking, jungle trekking, diving and snorkeling or visiting many waterfalls located throughout the island. Or you can take the island hopping trip between Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. 

    Visit the fisherman village and enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Bang Bao and Ban Salak Petch. Around White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach area offer numerous beach restaurants. For nightlife hangouts, there are many resorts offering bars and lounges ranging from dynamic to chilling-out ambiences on popular beaches of White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach.

    Famous gift products of Koh Chang are dried seafood, rambutans and durians. Durian paste candy is a popular gift item. If you want to buy fresh fruits at a cheaper price, go to Ban Salak Petch which is a community of fruit farmers where you can select and buy directly from fruit farmers.

    Ban Bang Bao has several souvenir shops that sell seafood products, dried salted fish, shrimp paste, dried squid and pandanus leaf salted eggs.