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Aside from jungle trekking in one of the most dense jungles Thailand has to offer there are a few other things to do at Koh Chang that you might be interested in. And for islands fanatics there are plenty of islands south from Koh Chang that are real beauties. Here are some sightseeing attractions on and around Koh Chang.
Attractions on Mainland
This village is an old original fisherman village that has become very popular among tourists to visit during their stay at Koh Chang. Now days the tourist industry has reached this location as well with souvenir shops and other classic shops. The village has a pier reaching out as long as 400 meters (1300 feet) from the shore. At this pier there are houses, stores and restaurants in different shapes and qualities. At the end of the pier there is a light house and this walking path from the mainland to the pier is very popular. You will actually be able to sent rooms at this pier as well if you find the are attractive. Bang Bao is also the home of many diving companies why this is a good place to start if you plan on going for a diving trip.
Long Beach (Haad Sai Yao)
This is one of the more secluded beaches on Koh Chang. It is set on the far south eastern end of the island and it is just over 400 meter (1300 foot) long. The road leading towards this narrow natural beach is very curvy and one of the islands best viewpoints is just north from the beach.
Continuing about half a km (1700 foot) south from Long Beach you reach the end of the island and you are only about 200 meters (650 foot) away from the small beautiful island Koh Ngam which rises 100 meters (325 foot) above the water.
Just a few hundred meters (less than 100 foot) south from Long Beach this small beach is set. It is only 600 meters long (200 foot) and as the name claims it has to do with the Thai Navy. Outside this beach a Thai Navy ship sank in 1941 after having a battle with the French Navy.
Salak Kok Mangrove Park
This is a pure Thai village set on the east coast where the tourist commerce yet hasn’t reached. Here you also find a big area with mangroves and you are also able to see them up close by walking on a many hundred meters long wriggling concrete path.
Koh Lao Ya
This is a small island, less than one km (just over half a mile) long with a very beautiful beach on the east coast. A perfect destination for a day trip.
Another small pearl just 3.5 km (2 miles) south from Koh Lao Ya and about 7km (4miles) away from Koh Chang. This island is bigger and also have a few resorts so you can stay here for pure relaxation. During the high season many people come here, yet it keeps its charm and untouched feeling.
15 km (about 10 miles) from the south end of Koh Chang Koh Mak is located. This is a very popular destination and even more calm then Koh Chang. Here you won’t find any loud bars but only wide white beaches and a clear sea. This island has two main beaches, Ao Khao Beach which is about 2.2 km (1.4 mile) long and Ao Soun Beach which is about 1 km (0.6 mile) long. Resorts are found on many different locations and it is possible to walk between these to main beaches on the west side of the island where most resorts are set. Koh Mak is a very child friendly location with perfect beaches.
Koh Kood (Koh Kut)
Heading 25 km (17 miles) south from Koh Chang you will come to Koh Kood. Koh kood is a big island measuring 22 km (14 miles) long and 8 km (5 miles) wide and has plenty of wonderful beaches. Just to have something to relate to Koh Samui the famous tropical paradise island Koh Samui is about 18 km (11 miles) long however it is almost as wide. Koh Kood only has a few thousand inhabitants and the island can without doubt be considered to be very quiet.