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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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