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Route 1 : From Bangkok, take highway route no. 3 (Bangna-Trad Rd.) or Motorway to Chonburi, then use Highway no. 344 (Banbung-Klaeng) to Klang. Arriving at Klaeng, turn onto Highway no. 3. Instead go forward until to reach the Sa Kaew - Trad junction. Take the right turn and go all the way to Trad town. The total distance from Bangkok to Trat is 318 kilometers ... see more

There are 3 piers serving to 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 ... see more

The Ekamai Bus Terminal is the main terminal for the eastern provinces, which can be reached by the BTS Skytrain (Ekamai Station). The other station is at the Northern Bus Terminal (New Mo - Chit), on Kampaeng Petch Road ... see more

As the owner of the airport in the provincial capital of Trat, Bangkok Airways is the sole air carrier for service to Trat and Koh Chang. There are two flights a day from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat. One should be aware that even after the roughly one hour flight from Bangkok to Trat. ... see more

 

Guide to Koh Chang, Trat

Koh Chang, which means "Elephant Island" in Thai, is a famous island among the 52 islands of Trat Province and it is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. Koh Chang has various activities for beach lovers and mountain trekker. The attractive beach on Koh Chang is White Sand Beach, Klong Prao Beach, Kai Bae Beach and Salakphet Bay. Aside beautiful long sandy beaches, Koh Chang also has dense forests, waterfalls, mangroves, spectacular dive sites and surrounding islands such as Koh Mak, Koh Kood and other small islands waiting to be explored. On Koh Chang scuba diving is the most popular activities because the surround waters are home to beautiful coral reefs and an abundance of marine life.

Trat is the eastern-most province of Thailand, just 315 kilometers from Bangkok and it is a small province borders Cambodia with the Khao Banthat mountain range forming a natural boundary between the two countries. With 52 large and small islands featuring long, white, sandy beaches and unspoiled coral reefs, Trat offers delightful scenery and a number of tranquil hideouts for beach and nature-lovers. The province also serves as a major fruit-growing, fishing, and gem mining region. The city of Trat is the primary launching point for trips to the popular Koh Chang island group.

Top things to do in Koh Chang, Trat


Koh Chang (Elephant Island)

Gulf of Thailand, Trat Koh Chang

Koh Chang is home to some of Thailand's most scenic islands. The island is very popular among visitors. Located nearby Laem Ngob, Koh Chang Park is around 1-2 hours from the popular tourist destination ...

Koh Kood (Kood Island)

Gulf of Thailand, Trat Koh Kood

Koh Kood is the island farthest away from the coast of Trat. It is the fourth largest of all Thailand's islands, and only Koh Chang is bigger in the Trat area. Its natural features consist of mountains and ...

Koh Mak (Mak Island)

Gulf of Thailand, Trat Beachfront experience in Koh Mak

Koh Mak is a rather large island, situated between Koh Chang and Koh Kood. Most of its area consists of coconut plantations. The whole area of the island Koh Mak covers 16 square kilometers (90,000 Rai) ...


White Sand Beach

Koh Chang White Sand Beach

White Sand Beach is one of Koh Chang's longest beaches. There are orchards of coconut trees and forests just at the back of the beach. White Sand Beach is easy to access since many roads are passing it. As its ...

Klong Prao Beach

Koh Chang Klong Prao Beach

Klong Prao is the biggest and longest beautiful beach of the island Koh Chang. The beach is located four kilometers south of White Sand Beach Klong Prao Beach begins at the point where Laem Chai Chet ...

Lonely Beach

Koh Chang Lonely Beach

Lonely Beach is a hidden pearl on the charming island of Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand. As the rest of Koh Chang, Lonely Beach has also moved forward and developed in recent years, but it is still a ...


Kai Bae beautiful scenic view point

Koh Chang Kai Bae Viewpoint

Kai Bae View Point is one of the most popular beach on the western side of Koh Chang. Kai Bae Beach is situated to the south of Klong Prao Beach and boasts a 2-kilometre stretch of sandy beach. Beach ...

Sailing around Koh Chang

Islands around Koh Chang Sailing around Koh Chang

Koh Chang is surrounded by clear waters and the island’s landscape of high peaks and steep cliffs provides a wonderful backdrop to its spectacular coastline. The west side of the island is slowly adapting to ...

Sea Canoeing & Kayaking Adventure

Islands around Koh Chang Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing or kayaking is a enjoyable way to explore the beauty of the Koh Chang's coastline. Experience is not necessary but an advantage. Most resorts and hotels offer canoes and kayak rental free for the guests or ...


Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Islands around Koh Chang Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Koh Chang has an abundance of marine underwater life for visitors to explore. By snorkeling or scuba diving, you can be a part of the environment and witness an array of aquatic animals swimming ...

Tree Top Adventure Park

Koh Chang Tree Top Adventure Park

In the tree top Adventure Park, you can become Tarzan for a day and swing and glide between the tree limbs. Visitors can enjoy all the fun with rope bridges, "Tarzan swings", flying skateboards and giant zip ...

Bird Watching

Koh Chang Bird Watching

Koh Chang is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes and even a number of elephants. The island is a home to more than 80 bird species out of 1,000 species found in the ...


Watch the amazing fireflies in the mangrove trees

Koh Chang Watch the amazing fireflies in the mangrove trees

Koh Chang has abundant mangrove where a number of fireflies make their home. Especially during the cool season, swarms of fireflies showing mating signals by lighting the whole trees with their ...

Spa & Massage relaxing experiences

Koh Chang Spa & Massage relaxing experiences

Holidays are all about relaxation and revitalization. Spa & Massage is the ideal place your body and mind. It is a place where wellness is nurtured. Treat yourself to Spa break, unwind and feel yourself completely ...

Adventure jungle mountain trekking and camping

Koh Chang Jungle Trekking

On Koh Chang you can find good guides who can take you jungle tracking deep into the jungle and mountain hiking up some of the island's highest peaks. Using the service of an official park ranger ...


Fishing & Squid Fishing Trips

Islands around Koh Chang Fishing & Squid Fishing Trips

Trat and Koh Chang are situated in a fertile marine resource and fishing is a relaxing activity to do when visiting this area. There are fishing trips at daytime as well during the night available. Squid fishing is a ...

Elephant Trekking

Koh Chang Elephant Trekking

Elephant trekking is a one of the most popular activity to do on Koh Chang even though elephant is not indigenous to the island. (Koh Chang or Elephant Island is named after the shape of the island that looks like ...

Salak Kok Mangrove Nature Trail

Koh Chang Mangrove Nature Trail

Salak Kok Mangrove Nature Trail is located on the east side of Koh Chang. At Salak Kok Bay, the Salak Kok community and coastal fishing villages have kept their traditional lifestyles, culture and traditions ...


Shrine of Chao Po Koh Chang

Koh Chang Shrine of Chao Po Koh Chang

Shrine of Chao Po Koh Chang is a highly valued shrine, especially by local people. Chao Po Koh Chang (the deity of Koh Chang) has for generations protected people on Koh Chang, its nearby islands and ...

Koh Chang Yutthanawi Memorial Museum

Laem Ngob District, Trat Koh Chang Yutthanawi Memorial Museum

The Koh Chang Yutthanawi Memorial located at Laem Ngop, commemorates the Franco-Thai naval engagement on January 17, 1941. Other attractions at the memorial include the Statue of ...

Bang Bao Fishing Village - The Traditional Village life

Koh Chang Bang Bao Fishing Village

Bang Bao Fishing Village is a very interesting residence area which houses build up on poles pitched into the sea. Bridges reach to every house are set up to link the community together. For more ...


Than Mayom Waterfall

Koh Chang Than Mayom Waterfall

Than Mayom is the most famous waterfall on Koh Chang. It is sited close to the Than Mayom Pier and its entrance behind the Koh Chang Marine National Park's office on the east side of the island ...

Klong Chao Waterfall

Koh Kood Klong Chao Waterfall

Klong Chao Waterfall or Nam Tok Klong Chao is one of the most gorgeous waterfall to be found Koh Kood, it is covered by ancient tropical rainforest. Klong Chao Waterfall flows throughout the ...

Klong Plu Waterfall

Koh Chang Klong Plu Waterfall

This waterfall can be reached from Ao Klong Prao or from Hat Kai Bae by following Klong Prao 2 kilometers. A 2 kilometer concrete road leads to the Marine Park Office. There, you will find a few small restaurants ...


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Tree Top Adventure

Tree Top Adventure

In the tree top Adventure Park, you can become Tarzan for a day and swing and glide between the tree limbs. Visitors can enjoy all the fun with rope bridges, "Tarzan swings", flying skateboards and giant zip lines. After a compulsory briefing where ...

Type : Adventure
Location : White Sand Beach, Koh Chang
Contact : Tree Top Adventure Park
Tel. : 08 4462 3003
Sea Kayaking

Sea Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing or kayaking along the canal to the mangrove forest, enjoying the natural beauty of mangroves on both sides. Around Koh Chang, there are several remarkable snorkeling spots, you will see many types of small fish living around the ...

Type : Canoeing & Kayaking
Location : Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang
Contact : Kayak Chang
Tel. : 09 7673 1923
Elephant trekking to the Waterfall

Elephant trekking to the Waterfall

Elephant trekking is a one of the most popular activity to do on Koh Chang even though elephant is not indigenous to the island. (Koh Chang or Elephant Island is named after the shape of the island that looks like an elephant) Koh Chang ...

Type : Elephant Trekking
Location : Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang
Contact : Baan Chang Thai Elephant Camp
Tel. : 0 3955 1474

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Ruan Thai Seafood Restaurant

Ruan Thai Seafood Restaurant

Ruan Thai Seafood Restaurant most popular seafood restaurant serves you with the best Thai & International cuisines. Located at Bang Bao Beach in Koh chang. The only unique place in Koh Chang it's best in a cool, breezy open-air ...

Cuisines : Thai food and Seafood
Opening Hours : 09:00 am. - 09:00 am.
Location : Bang Bao Bay, Koh Chang
Tel. : 08 6374 5289
Karatee Kitchen

Karatee Kitchen

Karatee Kitchen proudly offers Thai cuisine served in native taste plus a BBQ station by the Executive Chef from various regions of Thailand. As we are located on the island where is abundant with fishery resources, all dishes are cooked with daily fresh ...

Cuisines : Thai food and Seafood
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 11:00 pm.
Location : Baan Klong Prao, Koh Chang
Tel. : 0 3955 1033
Suan Pu Restaurant

Suan Pu Restaurant

Suan Pu Restaurant is situated in a mangroves forest by the sea in Trat province, eastern region Thailand. You can enjoy authentic seafood cuisine with friendly service. Dining with a superior selection of superbly prepared seafood and high quality ...

Cuisines : Thai, Seafood
Opening Hours : 09:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Mueang District, Trat
Tel. : 0 3951 2400, 0 3954 2355

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Sabay Bar

Sabay Bar

Sabay Bar is a leading location for meet people, make Party and Nightlife in Koh Chang. Inside the bar is a dance floor for long dancing nights and nightlife in White Sand Beach. The area on the beach promise a cozy evening with Shisha ...

Category : Seaside Bar
Opening Hours : 05:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Location : White Sand Beach, Koh Chang
Tel. : 0 3955 1098
K - Horizon Pub and Restaurant

K - Horizon Pub and Restaurant

Just relax and listen to the sound, feel free in your own style at K - Horizon Pub and Restaurant, the ideal pub and restaurant. It serves variety of alcoholic drinks with live music. Move and shake your body along the night. K - Horizon Pub and ...

Category : Pub & Beach Bar
Opening Hours : 05:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Location : White Sand Beach, Koh Chang
Tel. : 0 3955 2111
The Mojito Lounge

The Mojito Lounge

The famous Mojito Lounge is a unique funky cocktail club in Kai Bae, the heart of Koh Chang island. The feeling is more laid back 'Lounge' early in the evening and then it gets lively late in the night as the music ramps up and people take to dance ...

Category : Bar and Lounge
Opening Hours : 05:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Location : Kai Bae Beach, Koh Chang
Tel. : 08 2218 5668

Festivals & Events

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Loy Kratong Festival

When : 3 Nov 2017
Where: Throughout Koh Chang

The most picturesque of the Thai festivals is held on the full-moon of the 12th lunar month. Little candle-lit krathongs are launched onto the water as an offering to Mother Water. People apologize for polluting the water and promise to do better in the future.

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New Year Celebration 2018

When : 31 Dec 2017
Where: Throughout Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the perfect island for celebrating the New Year. The beaches with a high concentration of resorts will be the most spectacular, such as White Sand Beach. Several places offer organised parties and shows the fireworks.