Koh Chang is located in Trat Province in eastern Thailand, and on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It is the second-largest island in Thailand and the largest island in eastern Thailand. The island area is about 429 square kilometers. Koh Chang is also known as Elephant Island because it is shaped like a lying elephant.
There are many small islands within Koh Chang. In addition to this island, there are Ko Kood, Ko Mak, Ko Chang Noi, Ko Kut and many uninhabited islands. A few islands also have some accommodation or outlying hotels.
The east and west coasts of Koh Chang have different views and gameplay. The west coast has the broadest sandy beach on the island, and it is also a relatively fast-growing area on the island. Koh Chang’s east coast are mainly rolling hills and patches of palm trees and coconut trees. It has beautiful bays and mangroves.
Koh Chang has very good tropical rain forests and hiking scenery, so some hiking routes or bird-watching routes are also worth experiencing. In addition, there is a Koh Chang Thai Cookery School near Lonely Beach in Koh Chang, where you can learn some simple Thai cooking skills. The course time is generally 4-5 hours, and an advance reservation is required.
There are many diving and snorkeling places near Koh Chang, and there are many standard diving environments that are suitable for beginners. From the pier at the south end of Koh Chang, you can go to the sea by boat to Hin Luk Bat and Hin Rap. This is a paradise where fish and turtles gather, and Ko Rang has excellent sea water visibility. The diving sites everyone likes are Hin Gadeng and Hin Kuak Maa, with magnificent coral reefs and fish groups.
To Koh Chang, you can take MiniVan from Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal to Laem Ngop Pier in Dratak Province, and then take a boat from there to Koh Chang. The terminal may be the Sapparot or Tha Centrepoint, which is depending on the shipping company you take, and the price is about 80-100 baht.