Ko Chang Off The Beaten Path

  • East Koh Chang coastal road
    East Koh Chang coastal road
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  • Mangroves, coastal vegetation of East Koh Chang
    Mangroves, coastal vegetation of East...
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  • Suermarket on wheels, east Koh Chang
    Suermarket on wheels, east Koh Chang
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    Want to get a Tattoo,,Why Not you're in Thailand!

    by uaflightgirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Okay so I came in mind that i would get one, but was unsure to do it here or in bangkok. I knew that I would probably have to do it towards the end of my vacation since there is the whole no beach, no sand, keep it covered after getting it done. Well, that was until I met "one" ( that is his name) from Bamboo Tattoo. He does his tattoos free hand without a machine and there is little pain,and quick healing. Only no soap for 2 days after. I brought in a design of what I wanted, a sun, and he made an amazing trace of it and placed in on my back and was done in an hour! His studio is right in lonely beach, close to the Treehouse, and his studio was small and quaint and clean. He played some great reggae music while I was getting it done! His dad did Angelina Jolie's Tattoo , a big tiger that she has on her back, he has pictures in his studio. One has been doing tattoos for 20 years, hes amazing and I Love mine!

    Bamboo tattoo advertised on  tree My tattoo right after , still a little red Me and
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    The West Coast of Koh Chang

    by Saagar Written Mar 12, 2010

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    There are few decent beaches and settlements on the east coast, som few tourists come here. However, there are some nice places to visit and a few gems as well. The two main ones are Salakphet Seafood fish farm and restaurant, the other Ban Salak Kok, a fisheing settlement on stilts in a mangrove tidal area. There are some hotels and resorts at these two places and further south-east on a small penninsula, but you're stuck here if you do not wish it so, or are happy to take the long taxi ride back to the west coast's settlements. The road to the east coast is not very exciting once you round the northern tip of Koh Chang and past the ferry ports.

    East Koh Chang coastal road Mangroves, coastal vegetation of East Koh Chang Suermarket on wheels, east Koh Chang
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    Hiking & Exploring

    by YaaDong Written Jul 25, 2008

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    Walk to the end of Whitesand Beach and go around the rocks to try to get to the next beach.We tried to go as far as we could passing a couple of guys trying to get an "all over "tan (not really allowed in Thailand ). Well ...we didn't make it because as it became too difficult to walk.However ,at least we got a nice view of Whitesand beach... that is.

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    In search of new sights

    by YaaDong Written Jul 25, 2008

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    Jumping on a songtow taxi from the only main road at Whitesand beach going towards the ferry pier.If you're feelin' adventurous, you can get off along the way and check out the way some of the locals live.There's a little fishing village at the next bay with a little temple.You may see durian trees along the way too.This fruit is considered the 'king' of fruits by Thais

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    Waterfalls and Park Tour

    by Rambling_Man Written Mar 5, 2005

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    From what I can remember, Ko Chang has a few Nature Reserves and National Park. There are also several waterfalls within these these parks.

    Rent a moto and drive yourself to these waterafalls. Usually there is a bit of a trek from the road to the waterfall, so wear proper footwear for walking on rocks and potentially slippery rocks. The waterfalls are best seen right after the rainy season (Oct/Nov) when the water flow is heavier than during the end of the dry season.

    That said, I was there at the end of the dry season (April) and it was still worth the trip. Although the water flow was minimal, the swim was worth it! Not only are the waterfalls beautiful to photograph, some of them have a swimming hole that is cool & refreshing when compared to the hot ocean.



    Khlong Plu Waterfall (also: Khlong Prao Waterfall) is at the main road between Baan Khlong Prao and the northern end of Khlong Prao Beach. A 2 kilometre concrete road leads to the Marine-Park-Office. There you will find a few small restaurants and here you also have to pay the entrance fee of 200 Baht for foreigners or 20 Baht for locals. After approximately 500 metres walk, you arrive at the foot of the falls which are about 20 metres high. Here you will find a pool suitable to bathe in.
    Just before you reach the pool there is a small path on the right which is not very well marked. After 15 minutes walk on this path you reach the top of the main falls where more pools can be found, also suitable for a refreshing dip. A beautiful view down to the sea also awaits the visitor. (Good footwear is an advantage!)

    Jumping into the pool at the bottom of waterfall.
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    Long Beach

    by aukjejetty Updated Oct 12, 2004

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    Most tourist will stay at either White Sands Beach or Kai Bae. There are a few beaches further south, where the very popular backpack huts "Treehouse" is at Lonely Beach.
    Very few people go to the other side of the island. There are quite a few resorts there, but there is one place that is perfect for backpackers who come for some quiet, relaxing time. It is a place called Long Beach (LB), the huts just opened up here and the beach is still unspoiled.
    You can contact me for more information, I should have the phonenumber somewhere. If you are interested I will look it up for you.

    Swing at Long Beach
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    Koh Chang National Marine Park

    by SumTingWong Written May 1, 2003

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    Many travelers who come to Koh Chang unfortunately only go to the beach, but there is an amazing national park on the island. You can go hiking to waterfalls and explore the tropical jungles that Koh Chang has to offer. The entrance ticket costs 200 Baht to the national park, but you can negotiate this price when you buy the ticket.

    National Park Ticket
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    The Jungle

    by travelagent4thailand Written Apr 21, 2003

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    A few people I met have never actually entered the jungle....and i wondered how many will.

    About 80% or the island is covered with trees and jungle areas with the highest peak of 740+ meters... so why aren't many people in the jungles or is it that i do not know of them.

    Defintiely try a trek or two, but i would recommend seeking the safe trail advice from the locals first....

    Undiscover natural trees and wildlife and be sure to notice some exotic flowers and things you don't really see in the norms.

    Looks like a wild banana tree to me? Wadcha think?
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    Jungle treks and waterfalls

    by alvis Written Nov 28, 2004

    Go for a swim at a waterfall, around 3 easily accessable waterfalls in Ko Chang after a small trek through the jungle. Great for swimming or sunbathing

    Big Waterfall Gob lookin cute Me floating Gob Bathing Me Swimming
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