Discover Thailand Lonely Beaches Koh Chang

A Thai Monk blesses passers by in Surath Thani

A Thai Monk blesses passers by in Surath Thani

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The paddling pool ‪#‎kohsamui‬

The paddling pool ‪‎Koh Samui‬

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Take a seat Koh Phangan.

Take a seat Koh Phangan.

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The eye of the storm Koh Samui

The eye of the storm Koh Samui

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Discover Thailand Lonely Beaches Koh Chang

Island hopping ‪koh Chang‬

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Its a wonderful world ‪in koh Chang‬

ts a wonderful world ‪#‎kohchang‬

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Koh Chang has some of the best sunsets you will ever see.

Photographer: Chris Bird Photography

Koh Chang has some of the best sunsets you will ever see

Life’s a beach ‪‎koh Chang‬

Photographer: Chris Bird Photography Lonely Beaches Koh Chang

Photographer: Chris Bird Photography Lonely Beaches Koh Chang

Discover Thailand Lonely Beaches Koh Chang.

 

Discover Thailand Lonely Beaches Koh Chang.

Photographer: Chris Bird Photography Lonely Beaches Koh Chang

Discover Thailand Lonely Beaches Koh Chang. Koh Chang (เกาะช้าง) is an island in Trat Province, Eastern Thailand. Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island, and the biggest in Eastern Thailand. With about 5,000 permanent residents the island is not heavily populated, but tourism (and development) has increased dramatically over the last few years.

Koh Chang is one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands with long white sandy beaches. The island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including a good selection of birds, snakes, deer and a number of elephants. The island and its vicinity are great places for snorkeling, diving and jungle hiking. The “discovery” of the island as a tourist destination since 2000 has brought on a large amount of rapid development, and while still far quieter than places like Phuket or Koh Samui, it is far from quiet in high season. Regarding services and activities specifically aimed at tourists prices have reached such a level that the islanders are pricing themselves out of the market when compared to the other islands.

Koh Chang is the largest island in the Ko Chang Archipelago. The name means Elephant Island, named for the elephant shape of its headland, although elephants are not indigenous to the island.

Koh Chang has an area of approximately 429 square kilometres. The topography contains high mountains and complex stone cliffs. The highest mount is Khao Salak Phet which is 744 metres high, rich in fertile evergreen forest which is the main water source. Therefore, there are many waterfalls, beaches and splendid reefs in the west of the island.

Most accommodation is located on the western side of the island, where the sandy beaches are. On the eastern side of the island there are few sandy beaches; as such, this side is far less touristy. There are some nice waterfalls though.

70 percent of this undisturbed island is rainforest, steep hills, cliffs, waterfalls, and wildlife, fine beaches, coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. The island also offers tall mountains and rock cliffs.

Discover Thailand Lonely Beaches Koh Chang.

 

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