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The Top 10 Things To See and Do in Koh Chang, Thailand
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The Top 10 Things To See and Do in Koh Chang, Thailand

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Koh Chang, Thailand is the second largest island in Thailand and is the home to many exciting outdoor sports and also numerous animal species. Many consider this as a heaven for nature lovers. The serene white sand beach, together with the dreamy blue seawater, makes Koh Chang a perfect place for weekend excursions. That’s why the number of tourists visiting this island has increased in the past decade. Here we guide you through some of the activities you don’t want to miss on this tropical island.
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Mu Koh Chang National Park View Point

The best place to view the sunset in Koh Chang

Mu Koh Chang National Park View Point is one of the number one thing to do in Koh Chang. This is surely deserving, as it offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Koh Chang and the neighboring archipelago. What’s more exciting about this view point is that it is free of charge and easily accessible. It is highly recommended that you go there to watch sunset, when you can enjoy the picturesque view of the islands.

Mu Koh Chang National Park, Thailand

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KA-TI Culinary

Traditional Thai cooking class by a master chef

KA-TI Culinary is one of the most popular restaurants in Koh Chang, and has been enjoying its success among both tourists and locals. It is surely a great place to dine in, however, what you may not know is that you can learn how to prepare traditional Thai cuisine from the restaurant’s head chef. The recipes and the cooking techniques are from previous generations. If you are very interested in preparing traditional Thai cuisine, there is no better place to learn it than KA-TI Culinary.

Opening hours: 11am-3.30pm daily

48/7 Klong Prao Koh chang, Trad, Thailand, +66 0819030408

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Chang Chutiman Tour

An adventure to the jungle on an elephant

Your travelling experience in Thailand will never be complete without elephants, as elephants are respected by many Thai people. Here the Chang Chutiman Tour brings you the most exciting elephant trekking experience this tropical island has to offer. The starting point of the tour is easily accessible, and the journey takes you to the central part of the island. The journey enables you explore the undisturbed part of the jungle where you will enjoy the natural trees and wildlife.

Opening hours: 7am-6pm daily

Chang Chutiman Elephant Trekking, Klong Prao, Koh Chang, +66 0899396676

Elephant Trekking
Elephant Trekking | © Pelcinary/Flickr
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Koh Chang Animal Project

A meaningful volunteering experience

A big shout out to all the animal lovers. Engaging yourself in the Koh Chang Animal Project surely brings you the most memorable and meaningful experience on this tropical island. Lisa McAlonie, from the USA, set up an animal medical care centre in 2002 aimed at helping abused, injured or abandoned animals on the island. If you are a professional vet or simply an enthusiastic animal lover, why not give a helping hand to these animals while you’re travelling?

45/6 Moo 3 Klong Son Village, Koh Chang, Trat, +66 890422347

Diving

Dive into a sea of reefs

If you are looking for a perfect and dreamy place for diving, then Koh Chang is surely the right place to be. The sea adjoining Koh Chang Island is shallow and clear, and has lots of breathtaking coral reefs and colourful tropical fishes, making it one of the most popular diving destination in the country. The best time to dive is between October and May, when the sea is calmer and visibility is higher. There are shops around the beaches where you can rent the diving equipment and get professional coaching from well trained staff.

Sea Adventures Catamaran Tours

Chill out on a boat tour

There is no better way to chill out and enjoy the tropical sun than joining a Sea Adventures Catamaran Tours. The tour is a full day trip on a large boat which is assembled on Koh Chang Island. There is a great flexibility of the activities you can do whilst on the boat, including fishing, sunbathing and snorkelling. Apart form that, you can enjoy a full barbeque lunch, where you can try traditional Thai barbeque flavours. The tour will take you through a couple of islands where you can appreciate the natural landscape of the archipelago.

+66 0869900704

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Bodiwork Spa & Tea House Koh Chang

A Thai massage to free your soul

The traditional Thai massage is seen as an exquisite enjoyment by many tourists and it’s a great way to relieve your stress, both mental and physical. Bodiwork Spa & Tea House Koh Chang offers a great range of massage programs and treatments, including the Thai, sport and Swedish treatment. The staff are professional and have been well trained in Bangkok. Apart from massages, jacuzzis, facial treatments and steam treatments are all available to enhance your massage experience.

Opening hours: 11am-10pm daily

115/2 Moo 4, Klong Prao, Koh Chang, Trat, 23170, +66 039696706

Classical Thai massage
Classical Thai massage | © Tara Angkor Hotel/Flickr
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Treetop Adventure Park

Adventures in the rainforest

The tropical island of Koh Chang surely offers a wide range of exciting activities to its guests. Treetop Adventure Park is an extraordinary way of looking at Koh Chang’s tropical rainforest. You can enjoy all sorts of adventurous facilities, including bridges, rope walks, Tarzan swings and rainforest slides. If you want to challenge yourself, you can try the thrilling zip line which surely brings you a mind blowing rainforest adventure. Of course your safety is of great importance as a trained staff crew is always there to look after you.

Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily

115 Moo 1, Bailan Beach, T. Koh Chang Tai, A. Koh Chang, Trat, 23170, +66 0843107600

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Klong Plu Waterfall

Breathtaking waterfall to impress out nature lovers!

If you are a big fan of natural landscapes, then Klong Plu Waterfall is surely ready to impress you. Klong Plu Waterfall is the main waterfall on the island, and it is very visitor friendly. There are paths and steps connecting the entrance and the drop off point, and it only takes 15 minutes to reach the waterfall. If you have time, you may try the canopy trail, which will guide you through the rainforest and allow you to get very close to the wildlife.

Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily

Koh Chang, Koh Chang, Trat. Thailand

Klong Plu Waterfall
Klong Plu Waterfall | © Sergey/Flickr
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Zip ‘N Zorb Adventure Park Koh Chang

Zip lining and Zorbing all in one

As the name of the adventure parks suggests, Zip’ ‘N Zorb Adventure Park Koh Chang is a great place to enjoy both Zip and Zorb in Koh Chang. Have you ever imagined view the rainforest from the air? This adventure parks offers you the opportunity to try zip lining from the top of the rainforest and you will fly through some of the largest trees in the forest. Zorbing, where you will be put in a giant transparent inflatable ball, is a new and fun activity to experience. You can run for 150 feet. It may seem to be a short distance, but you’ll realize how hard it is when it starts.

Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 10am-6pm

Chai Chet, White Sands, Koh Chang 23170, Thailand, +66 0962804298


By Billy Lok Ming Poon