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Koh Chang Island

Koh Chang
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Koh Chang Island
Map of Koh Chang

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Koh Chang means Elephant Island and is the second largest island of Thailand.  The island contains several mountains, waterfalls, coral reefs and rainforests.  Koh Chang attracts many tourists who enjoy hiking and mountain adventures.

We had a good time on this island. Their is one road that you can take that completely circles the island. The white sand beaches are amazing and the ocean water is warm so the best part was relaxing on the beach with an occasional dip into the ocean to cool off. The Thai natives on the island are very friendly and they work hard to take care of the tourists. There is a variety of hotels from cheap to very expensive, and most of the restaurants were affordable, however, we didn’t find much of a variety of cuisine to choose from.

We took time to hike to a water fall, then rented a motorbike to tour the island. Compared to Phuket, Koh Chang seemed much smaller, it even felt smaller than Koh Samui, but Koh Samui is actually smaller.  The entire island was more of a boutique setting compared to Phuket.

Koh Chang nightlife is relatively good and can be found mostly in White Sandy Beach, and Lonely Beach.  A group of bars in White Sand Beach known as “Little Pattaya” is a good place for fun and companionship.

The best way to get to Koh Chang is to take a taxi, bus, or van pool to the ferry port which is about 310 km (193 mi) from Bangkok.  Then ride the ferry to the island.  If you have a car, you can take the car on the ferry for use on the island.

Location: Island off the South Eastern coast of Thailand; in the Gulf of Thailand, close to Cambodia

Population: 5,500

Area: 217 Sq km (84 sq mi)

Koh Chang Island

[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_kohchangmap.jpg]47930Map of Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_kcgrande.jpg]45510KC Grand Hotel at Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_dscn0249.jpg]44070View at Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
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Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_dscn0261.jpg]42570White Sandy beach at Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
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Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_dscn0220.jpg]41860Water fall at Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_dscn0197.jpg]41300Hotel at Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
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Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_dscn0185.jpg]40940Hotel at Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_dscn0167.jpg]40670Welcome to Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island
[img src=http://www.thailandtripadvice.com/wp-content/flagallery/kohchangisland/thumbs/thumbs_dscn0163.jpg]40420Ferry to Koh Chang Island
Koh Chang Island

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