Koh Chang is also known as Elephant Island that has become a beautiful island for a visit. Koh Chang is located in southeast east Thailand and it will take about 5 hours to get to Koh Chang from Bangkok.
Therefore, if you want to planning your holiday and plan to visit Koh Chang Thailand that offers a lot of beautiful landmarks and activities.
Let us find out all about Koh Chang and some things to do in Koh Chang Thailand.
A Brief Information About Koh Chang
Koh Chang is a small island that has a shape of an elephant and it also has become one of the national parks in Thailand. This island is also surrounded by more than 40 small islands.
Therefore, Koh Chang has its own charm for visitors because it still has its natural, beautiful and tranquil.
Basically, Koh Chang is not like other tourist spots that may have a lot of hotels and resorts but you can only find so many mountains and some beautiful beaches and waterfalls.
Thus, planning your holiday to Koh Chang will be a great idea and you must also not forget to bring your family and friends.
Things To Do in Koh Chang
Of course, when you choose Koh Chang to visit, then you must learn what things to do in Koh Chang.
So, here are a few fun things to do in Koh Chang during your visit.
Visit Some Beautiful Beaches
Not all of the beautiful beaches are located in the southern part of Thailand but Koh Chang also has some beautiful beaches. The first beach that you can visit is White Sand Beach that is popular.
Moreover, you can also enjoy some typical Thai food in restaurants that you will find there. Overall, White Sand Beach is really amazing with its clean and white sand as the name given.
Another beach that you may visit is Klong Prao Beach if you want to enjoy a lonely beach that is not too crowded.
However, there are some luxurious hotels along the coast. Instead of Klong Prao Beach, Kai Bae Beach is also a good beach to visit if you want to swim safely.
Explore the Koh Chang Sea
You can rent a boat to visit some other small islands within the national park that also looks so beautiful and harmonious. Koh Chang is not the only place to enjoy your trip but you can explore the entire small islands around the big island.
If you have a some extra time, you enjoy the days by sitting on your boat while inhaling the sea air. You can find and rent some boats at White Sand beach, Klong Prao beach, Bang Bao beach and Kai Bae.
See a Historical Diving Spot
Koh Chang was a strategic area during Indo-China war and it became the main war between France Armies and Thai Armies. Songkhla and Chonburi are two ships located at Ao Salak Phet sea and become two great landmarks for diving.
If you really like diving, then this can be your best time to dive.
Or if you do not want to dive, you can choose snorkeling around the Koh Chang beaches to see a wide variety of sea species.
After seeing the diving spot, you can continue to visit the Battle of Koh Chang monument to know more the history of this island.
Join Trekking Activity
For trekkers, Koh Chang is a offers great trekking spot. Thus, when you want to find a trekking spot, Koh Chang is the best place to visit.
Even though most of the forests in this island are still untouchable but this area will be a great place to join trekking in order to explore the island deeply.
See the Amazing Waterfall
In addition to beaches, Koh Chang is also popular for its waterfalls. Inside the tropical forest of Koh Chang, you can find so many waterfalls that will make your holiday perfect. One of the waterfalls that you must visit and see is Than Mayom.
This waterfall has four levels and it really looks spectacular. Two Thai kings even crafted their names on the top of this waterfall cliff.
Instead of Than Mayom, you can also visit Klong Phlu that belongs to a tree levels waterfall and it is also very beautiful.
Ride an Elephant for Fun
Thailand is really popular for its elephant species, so you may try to ride an elephant when visiting Koh Chang.
An elephant is also a good transportation if you want to explore the deep forest on the island just in case you want to know more about the beauty offered while riding an elephant.
But, you are no need to worry because you will be guided by a special guide that will ensure your safety.
See the Real Traditional Community Life
The last thing to do that you must not miss is to visit some villages where the local people live on the island. Since this island is isolated, the Koh Chang people have own traditionally lifestyle that really seems so interesting.
You can see some people who work as fishermen where their homes are built on the water which are connected with bridges. Kok Salak is a village that still maintains their traditional life.
Where to Stay on Koh Chang Thailand
Koh Chang has a reasonably variety of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available in Koh Chang if you are planning to visit Koh Chang Thailand.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Klong Prao Resort
Rating 8.5, Prices start from $42 for Double room
This resort is 1 minute walk from the beach. Klong Prao Resort is located along the white sandy beach on Koh Chang Island. It features an outdoor pool and rooms with balconies. Free WiFi is provided.
The spacious rooms at Resort Klong Prao come with modern décor and hardwood flooring. Rooms feature views of the sea or garden, and are equipped with satellite TV.
Baan Rim Nam
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $29 for Double room
This resort 2 minutes walk from the beach. Situated by the river, Baan Rim Nam offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. A 3-minute walk from Klong Prao beach. Rooms are furnished with traditional decor.
Serenity Resort Koh Chang
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $39 for Double room
Serenity Resort Koh Chang is situated in Ko Chang, 1.5 km from Centrepoint Ferry. Guests can enjoy the communal pool that overlooks the sea. Free WiFi is offered.
Offering a selection between cosy bungalows and private villas, all units include a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom fitted with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Finally, those are only a few things to do in Koh Chang Thailand. So, when you visit Koh Chang, you must not forget to explore the island.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Koh Chang Thailand has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go too.