Koh Chang hotels and travel guide, Thailand. Hotel reservation for Koh Chang, Trat and islands around.

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Attractions
As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Koh Chang has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Koh Chang holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions on Koh Chang :
Historical Sites
Royal Initial Stones of King Rama V and Rama VI
Location : Than Mayom Pier
Royal Initioal Stones
Initial Stones of King Rama V
This waterfall can be reached via Than Mayom pier or Ban Dan Mai on the east coast. The waterfall is closed to the shore and can be climbed about 45 minutes via a well-marked footpath or walk through the durian orchard for about 500 meters to reach the wonderful three-storey cascade of medium proportions. The view from the top is quite good, and there are two inscribed stones bearing the initials of King Rama V and Rama VI nearby.

How to get there : The easiest way to get here is by motorbike. Taxis are rare on this side of Koh Chang for group only or for sharing its cost with other travellers who travel to same national park or destination.
Admission : Adult 200, Child 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3955 5080, 0 3955 5084

Watchakha Makhot Thawip Temple (Salak Kok Temple)
Location : Salak Khok Bay
Salak Kok Temple or Watchakha Makhot Thawip Temple is a famous destination for Buddhist believers who like to render homage Buddha. The colorful main hall comprised a holy Buddha statue. Salak Kok Temple is the old temple located near the Salak Khok Bay, Salak Kok's Village is the fishing communities. If you visit Salak Kok Temple on Koh Chang early in the morning you can see the monks how they do Buddhist rituals.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot Pire, turn left to the main road distance total about 12 Km.

Religious Sites
Bang Bao Temple
Location : Bang Bao Bay
Bang Bao Temple
Bang Bao Temple
Bang Bao Temple is located at the opposite ends of the west coast of Koh Chang, Bang Bao and Klong Son villages are both fishing communities and both have their own small temple. This is where you will see the monk bungalows and chedis for deceased Bangbao nobility.

How to get there : is on the roadside, next to the turn-off to Bang Bao Village. The temple located adjacent to Bangbao school, opposite the turning to Bang Bao fishing village.

Klong Prao Temple
Location : Klong Prao Beach
A magnificent Buddhist Temple on Koh Chang in Thailand. Klong Prao Temple is a famous destination for Buddhist believers who like to render homage Buddha. The colorful main hall comprised a holy Buddha statue. If you visit Klong Prao Temple on Koh Chang early in the morning you can see the monks how they do Buddhist rituals. Very popular are the Songkran and Loi Kratong festivals at Klong Prao Temple . The temple market invite tourists and believers for a pleasant evening in this holy monument in Thailand. If you like to come to Klong Prao Temple on Koh Chang please dressing respectfully (no revealing attire) is a must as this is a holy place for many Thais.

How to get there : Klong Prao Temple is located in Klong Phrao Village, also right off the main road.

Klong Son Temple
Location : Klong Son Bay
Klong Son Temple
Klong Son Temple
Is approximately 500 metres from the intersection in Klong Son Village, in the direction of the bay. Klong Son Temple Situated on the main road of Klong Prao. There are always many renovations going on here. It is a busy and energetic temple. Many consider this the main temple of Koh Chang. Every kind of person is welcome. Please respect Buddhist philosphy and dress respectably when you visit.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot ferry pier, drive away to the south west side of the island about 3 Km. Take the left hand turn at the crossroads in the centre of Klong Son village.

Klong Nonsi Temple
Location : Klong Nonsi Village
Is situated just before the Dan Mai pier in Klong Nonsi Village. Turn towards the sea at the intersection on the main road. Proper clothes should be worn during temple visits. Visitors would come to pray their respects to the Buddha statue. The temple features a beautiful ubosot housing the temple’s main statue of Lord Buddha. If you like to come to Klong Nonsi Temple on Koh Chang please dressing respectfully (no revealing attire) is a must as this is a holy place for many Thais.

How to get there : From the Dan Mai Pier in Klong Nonsi Village. Turn towards the sea at the intersection on the main road.

Shrine of Chao Po Koh Chang
Location : Bang Bao Bay
Shrine of Chao Po Koh Chang
Shrine of Chao Po Koh Chang
This shrine is highly revered, especially by local people. Chao Po Koh Chang (the Deity of Koh Chang) has protected people on Koh Chang, nearby islands and Trat on the mainland for generations. Fishermen lost at sea or hit by monsoon put their faith in Chao Po Koh Chang. According to legend, many prayers have been answered and the locals have been praying to Chao Po Koh Chang regarding various hardships, from poor harvests to illness or other miseries.

How to get there : Heading up a steep road on the west coast to Ao Sapparos, not very far from the pier. the shrine of Chao Po and Chao Mae Koh Chang on your right.

Monument
Koh Chang Naval Battle Area
Location : Salak Phet Bay
This site is located close to Salak Petch Bay, in the south of Koh Chang. This is where the Thai and French Naval forces fought over the eastern border. The Thai Navy holds an annual event to commemorate the battle victory and pay tribute to the dead naval forces by floating garlands into the sea. two battleship wrecks in the sea near Salak Phet Bay, make for an attractive diving site.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot ferry pier, drive away to the south west side of the island about 24 Km. Turn right from the main road about 5 Km. then turn left on the Jack Bae - Ao Luk. Distance total about 7 Km.

National Park
Mu Koh Chang National Park
Location : Koh Chang, Trat
Mu Koh Chang National Park
Mu Koh Chang National Park
Occupies an area of 650 sq. kilometers. The area comprises more then 50 islands the most important of which is Koh chang. Other islands rich with scenic beauty are Koh Klum, Koh Ngam, Koh Lao Ya, Koh Rang, etc. In Thailand, Koh Chang is the second biggest to Phuket. The island occupies 429 sq. kilometers. Koh Chang is plenty of high mountains and cliffs. The highest mountain is Salak Petch Peak (744 meters), the second and the third are Chomprasat and Khao Hom respectively. As abundant with virgin forest which has water sources, Koh Chang has many waterfalls and other places of interests.

How to get there : There are 3 piers serving Koh Chang. All of them are located in the Laem Ngob. To go to these piers take one of the Share Taxi in Trat. They can be easily found around the municipal market from as early as 6.00 am. Vehicle-carrying ferries and taxi or chartered boats are ready to take you to Koh Chang.

Natural Attractions
Chai Chet Cape
Location : Klong Prao Beach
Chai Chet Cape
Chai Chet Cape
The Chai Chet Cape is a great destination on the beautiful island Koh Chang in Thailand. Come here to visit a nice sunset on your holiday or your travel tour in Thailand. Chai Chet Cape is the long seaside adjacent to Kai Bae Beach, which is rather steep but offers possibilities for swimming. Standard bungalows with facilities are available. The northernmost area of Klong Prao Beach is adjacent to Chai Chet Bay and Beach where visitors can take in the beautiful landscape while enjoying the superb relaxation and tranquil retreat. Four kilometres south of White Sand beach, the scenic, rocky cape at Chai Chet Cape curves round into sweeping, casuarina-fringed Klong Prao Beach, one of Koh Chang's nicest beaches, not least because it has yet to see the clutter and claustrophobic development of both its neighbors. Hotels in Laem Chai Chet Area

How to get there : From Dan Kao Pier, Turn right and following to the road to White Sand Beach, distance total 14 Km. Then turn right into the alley about 800 metres.

Kai Bae View Point
Location : Kai Bae Beach
Is one-third of the popular beach on the western side of Koh Chang. Contact with the beach, Klong Prao Beach. Miles from the port or bay pineapple about 15 kilometers away from the white sand beach about 10 kilometers short. And smaller than the white sandy beach and Klong Prao. Beach filled with waste rock and coral remains. The slope is not very Swim very well. Peaceful atmosphere is not crowded. Is the choice of a favorite tourist privacy. Kai Bae Beach also has beautiful beaches. Quiet then. Beach to see the island of Ko Mun Nok Island pepper and island cabbage in it as well. Kai Bae Beach Point is the most beautiful sunsets are another of Koh Chang.

How to get there : The easiest way to reach this View Point on Koh Chang is by Motorbike. Kai Bae View Point located just a 10 minutes walk from south Kai Bae Beach.

Klong Son Bay View Point
Location : Klong son Bay
The northernmost viewpoint on Koh Chang is on the road between White Sand Beach and Klong Son community, halfway down the mountain towards Khlong Son Bay. Khlong Son bay and Sapparot Bay are visible, if the weather is clear the view is good enough to see the mainland.

How to get there : Approximately 600 metres behind White Sand Beach, after the road turns in a right curve up into the mountain.

Mangrove Nature Trail of Salak Kok's Village
Location : Salak Kok Village
Mangrove Nature Trail of Salak Kok's Village
Mangrove Nature Trail of Salak Kok's Village
Salak Kok Bay is the location of Salak Kok community. Located on the east side of Koh Chang.The coastal fishing villages that still maintain the traditional lifestyle, culture and traditions as well. In addition, Salak Kok Bay engraved with the largest mangrove forest on the Koh Chang as many as 650 rais, which currently has a concrete walkway to be used as a natural way for tourist information as well. Salak Kok's Village is a source of Eco-tourism. A local tour club will be many activities for tourists to do such as rowing kayak watch the nature of Salak Kok Bay. The beauty of the bay boat engraved pen. They also offer an evening boat ride to the atmosphere through night of Salak Kok Bay with dinner on board. There are a lot of attractions.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot ferry pier, drive away on the south west side of the island about 24 Km. Through the National Park office before entering the Salak Kok's Village.
Contact : Tel. 0 3958 6180

Other Attractions
Bang Bao Fishing Village
Location : Bang Bao Bay
Bang Bao Fisherman Village
Bang Bao Fishing Village
It is very interesting residents in the area build up their houses with poles pitched into the sea and the bridge reaching to every house is set up to link the community together. The Bang Bao Bay has been a sanctuary for fishing boats seeking shelter from the monsoon for over a century. Bang Bao is one of the zones rich with corals. Koh Mun Nok-Mun Nai is a small isle opposite Kai Bae Beach. The Beach around the isle can be seen at low tide. The sea in the area is some what shallow and plenty of gold-colour corals.

How to get there : From Dan Kao pier, drive away to the south west side of the island a distance total about 24 Km.

Koh Chang Monkey School
Location : White Sand Beach
The school is located at the southern end of White Sands Beach. Here monkeys are taught how to pick coconuts and fruit from trees in order to secure their survival. The most abundant species in Koh Chang is the curious red-tailed Macaque. The centre features highly trained monkeys performing tricks and stunts before bemused audiences, something along the lines of a theatrically inspired monkey show.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot ferry pier, drive away to the south west side of the island a distance total about 6 Km.
Opening Hours : Daily at 10.00 am, 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
Admission : 200 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 1982 8661, 0 6431 3398
Hotels : Hotels in White Sand Beach Area

Klong Son Village
Location : Khlong Son Bay
Klong Son Viewpoint
Klong Son Viewpoint
Ban Klong Son is village which plays home to Ao Klong Son Bay's community, situated on the northwest side of the Koh Chang Island. The beauty of the sounds of the animals at night is mirrored by the visual beauty of plants, visible when the sun comes up in the morning, mainly consisting out of mountainous greenery, with palm trees here and there, stretching over the hill and turning into some isolated areas of beautiful natural orchids.

Ban Klong Son Village is not only a favourite place of lodging because of the natural surrounding beauty, it is also one of the favourites because of its location, making it very easy to get around the island and engage in some holiday activities, like snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, hiking or just relaxing in the sun with a cocktail.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot ferry pier, Turn right from the main road about 2-3 Km.
Salak Kok Village
Location : Salak Kok Bay
Salak Kok Village
Salak Kok Village
The quiet fishing village Salak Kok, located at the southern edge of the bay, is built to a large extent, on stakes into the bay and many of the houses are connected with small timber bridges. Besides there is a school and a temple located outside the village. At the end of the bay there is a small viewpoint, from where you have a beautiful view into the Salak Kok Bay. The bay is approximately 1 kilometers wide, up to 2 kilometers long and only connected to the sea by a narrow passage. It is very flat and completely scattered with islands of mangroves. It is one of the best-preserved mangrove-forests in the whole of Thailand.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot ferry pier, Turn right from the main road about 18 Km. then turn left to Salak kok community.

Salak Petch Village
Location : Salak Phet Bay
These fisherman’s villages are largest on the island. Visitors could experience their ways of living. Bungalows, hire boats and food shops are available. There are many piers that serve fishing boats as well as boats to neighboring islands and Laem Ngob or fishing boats. 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. Bungalows and food shops are available.

How to get there : From Ao Sapparot ferry pier, drive away to the south west side of the island about 30 Km.