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

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Welcome to Koh Chang
Trat Introduction
Trat
Koh Kood, Trat
Trat is the province situated at the east border of Thailand, located about 315 kilometers from Bangkok. The town occupies the area of 2,819 kilometers or 1,761,875 Rai. In the province, there are 7 districts, namely Muang, Klong Yai, Khao Saming, Bo Rai, Laem Ngob, Koh Kood and Koh Chang which are the most famous islands in the province offering all kind of accommodations and plenty of white sand beaches.


The province is close to Chantaburi and Cambodia in the North and adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand in the South. The east is separated from Cambodia by Buntud Mount Range eastwards from the middle of the province. Weru River separates the west Trat from Chanta Buri. Trat is also a transit point for people traveling to Cambodia, as it is only a 90 minute minibus ride to the border at Hat Lek . Air services to Trat via Bangkok Airways makes travel to Trat and Koh Chang extremely convenient. The province is close to and Cambodia in the North and adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand in the South. The east is separated from Cambodia by Buntud Mount Range eastwards from the middle of the province. Weru River separates the west Trat from Chanta Buri.

Koh Chang Introduction
Koh Chang is a national park and the largest of a group of 50 offshore isles, Koh Chang boasts the finest red gems, sweet Rakam fruits, indigenous dogs, the historic Koh Chang Naval engagement, and is the eastern-most province in Thailand.

Koh Chang, Trat
Mu Koh Chang National Park
Koh Chang 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 5000 permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade. 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.

While the number of tourists has increased, particularly among middle class Thais, Koh Chang is still predominately unspoiled forests and pristine beaches. In addition to natural beauty, the island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes 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, jungle hiking and elephant trekking. The majority of tourists stay at White Sand Beach, Kai Mook Beach, Kai Bae Beach, Ta Nam Beach and Bang Bao Bay, 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 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.
Borders
North : Border of Cambodia and Chantaburi East : Border of Cambodia
South : Gulf of Thailand West : Chantaburi
Distance
Distances to Other Provinces
Chanthaburi 70 km Chon Buri 234 km
Rayong 179 km    

Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts
Khao Saming 16 km Bo Rai 59 km
Laem Ngop 17 km Khlong Yai 74 km
Koh Chang 27 km Koh Kood 82 km