Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the second largest island of Thailand (largest island in the Ko Chang Marine Park archipelago), located on the Thai east coast 310 km away from Bangkok near the border to Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. The name means Elephant Island. Koh Chang was named for the elephant shape of its headland, although elephants are not indigenous to the island. At present, there are eight villages in total. It is a mountainous island and Khao Salak Phet is the highest peak of all at 744 metres. The island is known for several waterfalls, thriving coral reefs and rainforests. The island has an area of approximately 217 square kilometers. The beaches are golden sand and the waters are crystal clear giving you the opportunity to go fishing, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach and eating in the numerous restaurants and drinking in the beach bars that line the beaches. To get to the island we will arrange for you to be picked up from your holiday villa in Pattaya and you will be driven for the 4 hours it takes to get to the ferry port. After leaving your transport you will board the speedboat to take you to the Island which takes Approx 30 minutes. On arrival at the Island we will arrange for the Hotel to pick you up at the pier and drive you to your Hotel where you can relax on the beaches or discover the many tourist attractions on the Island. At the end of your Holiday we will arrange all your transport back to your vacation home in Pattaya.

This article was written by Nam. She works at “Holiday Garden Resort” which is a private road with Luxury Villa’s for holiday rentals in Pattaya, Thailand. Her husband is English and has lived in Thailand for 9 years and has traveled extensively throughout Asia.

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