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Ko Chang Travel Guide: 227 reviews and 564 photos

Ko Chang , the largest among the 52 islands of Trat, is also the second largest of the country after Phuket. Covering an area of 429 square kilometres, it features fine beaches, coral ranges and plentiful marine life. It is also rich in natural resources such as hills, forests and streams, the latter an important fresh-water source. They also create several beautiful waterfalls. Fruit orchards dot the island.

Most of the scenic beaches and bays are on the west side spreading from the north to the south. They include Ao Khlong Son , Hat Sai Khao , Hat Khlong Phrao and Hat Kai Bae. A road cuts through the western shore all the way almost to Hat Kai Bae. From here is a nature trail through Ao Bai Lan and Ao Kruat meandering through wet forestland to Ban Bang Bao , a fishing community on the foot of the hill in the south.

To the east are Ao Sapparot , where a ferry landing is situated and Ao Salak Khok. Along the eastern shoreline is also a road cutting through to Ao Salak Phet , a community and a boat pier in the south of the island. However, roads on Ko Chang are earthern and some sections go up and down steep hills.

Coral range worth viewing are at Ao Khlong Son near Ko Chang Noi and around islands south of Ko Chang. On Ko Chang itself are several waterfalls with reasonable access. They include the Khlong Phlu waterfall, 3 kilometres from Ao Khlong Phrao and a further 20 minutes on foot; Khlong Nonsi waterfall, a 4-kilometre walk from the park headquarter; and Khiriphet and Khlong Nung falls, which are about 3 kilometres from Ban Salakphet.

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  • Last visit to Ko Chang: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 4, 2004
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  • May 12, 2007 at 2:46 PM

    Hi! Just stayed here resorts like refugee camp! Staff rude & ignorant restaurant full of flies! 2 far from the shops etc It rained everyday we were trapped in hut some nights with thunderstorms & power cuts. Never recommend this place to anyone! Kathy

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    Nov 28, 2006 at 4:31 AM

    Very nice page with excellent photos.

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    Mar 25, 2006 at 4:28 AM

    As soon as I saw pictures on your web-page I understood that I did the tight thing when decided to go to Thailand and Koh Chang :-) Thanks for gereat tips!

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    Mar 11, 2006 at 10:09 PM

    Hello AJ! Lovely page on Ko Chang. I am very interested in visiting Thailand though have mainly been thinking of the north part of the country. I've heard so many good things about your country. Happy Birthday from Finland, Sini

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    Dec 30, 2005 at 3:54 PM

    Hey Miss FEARLESS, or is it PHONELESS lah?? Have a GREAT New Years, hopefully I will be travelling SOOOON!!! Maybe I will visit you lah!! Cheers B-out

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2005 at 1:54 AM

    Lovely pages on Ko Chang, great tips & photo's! Happy travels, Blu

  • jeremy74's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2005 at 11:00 PM

    i'm visiting thailand soon. Your page really give me an insights of what to expect in there...Cheers

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2004 at 5:46 PM

    as it seems you had much more luck with the weather than we had a few years ago; it seems we have to come again between November and May, but definitively NOT with one of these cheap Khaosan Road packages :-)))

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    Nov 4, 2004 at 4:04 PM

    The beach looks fantastic! You have some very interesting pages! Andy

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2004 at 6:51 PM

    Great photos Arjaree

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