Tourism Authority of Thailand
License Number: 11/2802
Koh Chang is a beautiful, green and mountainous island situates in Trat Province near the Cambodian border in Eastern Thailand. It is the second largest island in Thailand and is part of the 47 islands that have been awarded National Park status due to pr
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Koh Chang is a beautiful, green and mountainous island situates in Trat Province near the Cambodian border in Eastern Thailand. It is the second largest island in Thailand and is part of the 47 islands that have been awarded National Park status due to pristine rain forest and marine life. Development on the islands is largest limited to the coastal areas due to high mountainous and tropical forest. The island has only recently begun to tourist development. Several beaches, waterfalls and stunning scenery together with the choice of accommodation and entertainment that ranges from basic to luxury ensure that there will be something of interest to visitors on all budgets. Activities include water sports, snorkeling, diving, trekking, elephant ride and exploring the island by kayak, cycle and motorbike. There are interesting local villages to visit and boat trips are available for those who want to explore or stay on the other islands such as Koh Kut, Koh Mak, Koh Lao Ya and Koh Kradat.
Koh Chang The main beaches on Koh Chang are on the west coast. From North to South, there is White Sands Beach, Klong Prao Beach, Kai Bae Beach and Hat Ta Nam or Lonely Beach. There is also a beach past the village of Bang Bao in the southwest of the island and Long Beach in the far southeast. All of the beaches are in attractive settings, with accommodation and facilities. White Sands Beach has the most development and entertainment while Klong Prao and Kai Bae have fewer resorts. Leisure trips can be arranged at most resorts, beaches and fishing villages. Popular activities are snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing.