There are plenty of things to do in Koh Chang Thailand and they are mainly centred around natural attractions and outdoor activities. It is one of the larger island destinations so getting around is not the easiest.
White Sand beach
Klong Prao beach
Klong Kloi Beach
Mu Koh Chang National Park Viewpoint
Klong Plu Waterfall
Than Mayom Waterfall
Klong Neung Waterfall
Klong Nonsi Waterfall
Khiri Phet Waterfall
Day Trips to Koh Mak and Koh Kood
Diving in the Koh Chang Marine Park
Visit an Elephant Camp
Treetop Adventure Park
There are plenty of things to do in Koh Chang Thailand and they are mainly centred around natural attractions and outdoor activities. It is one of the larger island destinations so getting around is not the easiest. There is a main coastal road but it doesn’t extend around the entire isle. The mountainous and lush landscape of the interior (about 70% of the landmass is occupied by jungle) makes it difficult to build roads so there are some parts of the Koh Chang that are inaccessible by car or motorcycle. There are a number of other waterfalls scattered through the national park. Nature lovers will revel in hiking through the dense jungle along a boardwalk through twining green mangroves or to discover dramatic waterfalls. There are plenty of dive sites in and nearby with good visibility and rich with marine life.
There are tons of things to do in Koh Chang such as taking a day trip around the scenic Koh Chang Archipelago or a chartered yacht trip around the island is the ideal way of getting a different perspective of the island.
Koh Chang is one of the most popular destinations for families travelling with kids who can enjoy visiting the Treetop adventure park, elephant camps, going snorkelling and swimming, taking day trips by boat, sea kayaking, and visiting waterfalls.
Given about 70% of Koh Chang is covered in rainforests, mountains and beaches, visitors come to the island to enjoy its natural beauty.
Taxi transportation on the island tends to be expensive because there is very little in the way of public transport and due to the size of the landmass, travelling on foot or bicycle is not recommended. Local public pick up trucks do not drive all over the island so if you want to explore other off the beaten track places especially towards the east coast, you will need to rent a motorcycle. Accommodation tends to be reasonably priced in the mid-range level. Food options are also reasonably priced. Koh Chang isn’t the cheapest island in Thailand but it certainly isn’t the most expensive like Koh Kood or Phuket. It would be more somewhere in between.
The rainy season is undoubtedly the best time of year to visit the islands beautiful waterfalls because they will be in their full glory overflowing with water.
The general consensus is about 3 to 5 days to explore the island, with the longer timeframe allowing enough time for chilled beach time combined with 1 or 2 days trips to the neighbouring islands.
Driving from downtown Bangkok to the port in Trat can take up to 5 hours. The ferry journey onward to Koh Chang takes around 40 minutes. Or you can take a one hour flight from Bangkok to Trat airport. From the airport its a 20 km drive to Trat pier to transfer by boat to Koh Chang.
A return ticket on the ferry from Trat port on the Thailand mainland and costs 140 baht per person (AUD6.25).
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