Koh Chang

Koh Chang

Koh Chang Island

Koh Chang Thailand
Koh Chang Thailand

Koh Chang means Elephant Island and is the third largest island of Thailand, Phuket and Koh Samui are larger. The island is named because the shape of the island resembles an Elephant’s head. The island contains several mountains, waterfalls, coral reefs and rainforests.  Koh Chang attracts many tourists who enjoy hiking and mountain adventures. The island is also famous for its great diving and snorkeling spots, making Koh Chang one of the more popular dive destinations in Thailand.  The clear waters and coral makes for interesting underwater exploring.

We had a good time on this island. There 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.  Most of the restaurants served seafood dishes, so come prepared to eat excellent seafood.

Koh Chang Map

We took time to hike to a water fall, then rented a motorbike to tour the island. Compared to Phuket, this island seemed much smaller, it even felt smaller than Koh Samui.  The entire island was more of a boutique setting compared to Phuket. One interesting adventure was visiting a village built on piers called Bang Bao.

Koh Chang nightlife is relatively good and can be found mostly in White Sandy Beach area, and also at the Lonely Beach, which is a party location for tourists.  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 this island 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 Interesting Links:

Koh Chang Nightlife

Must See and Do

More of the Same...

Koh Chang Nightlife

Koh Chang Nightlife

Koh Chang Nightlife The Koh Change nightlife features many beautiful and sexy Thai girls that adorn the beaches of Koh Chang island.  The adult entertainment

Read More »
Udon Thani

Udon Thani

Udon Thani, Thailand Udon Thani is a province in North-East Thailand.  It is also one of the four biggest cities in the Isan region.  Isan

Read More »
Hotels in Thailand

Hotels in Thailand

Hotels in Thailand Hotels in Thailand have most of the typical amenities you will find in Western and European hotels.  Most of the big chains

Read More »
Udon Thani Nightlife

Udon Thani Nightlife

Udon Thani Nightlife The Udon Thani nightlife is centered mostly near the Central shopping center. With places like the Day and Night Complex and Nutty

Read More »
Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen, Thailand Khon Kaen is a province in Thailand located in the center of the North-Eastern part of the country, 450 kilometers north of

Read More »