Ko Chang National Park
occupies the total 650 sq. meters. The area comprises
47 islands the most important of which is Ko chang.
rich with scenic beauty are Ko Klum, Ko Ngam,
Ko Lao Ya, Ko Rung, etc. In Thailand, Ko Chang
is the second biggest to Phuket. The island occupies
429 sq. meters. Ko Chang is plenty of high mountains
and cliffs. The highest mountain is Salak Petch
Peak (744 meters), the second and the third are
Chomprasat and Khao Hom respectively. As abundant
with virgin forest which has water sources, Ko
Chang has many waterfalls. Other places of interests
around Ko Chang include Ko Noi
Travel To Other Islands
Most visitors come to Amphoe Laem Ngob where there
are 3 piers namely Laem Ngob and Ko Chang Centre
Point, offering daily boat services to islands
such as Ko Mak, Ko Wai, and Ko Kham.
is very popular among visitors. Situated in the
nearest distance from Laem Ngob, it takes 1-2
hours to reach the desired destinations on Ko
Chang. The best season to visit the islands is
between October and May. During the rainy season
from May to October, visitors are not allowed
to the islands south of Ko Chang; for example,
Ko Kut, Ko Mak, Ko wai, and Ko Kham. The boat
trip to Ko Chang can be made all year round. In
the rainy season, a boat will sail along the inner
coast of Ko Chang because the island's long and
large shape provides shelter from sea winds and
waves. Visitors will trips on land to individual
Ko Chang Naval Battle Monument
Annusorn Sathan Yutthanawi Ko Chang (Naval War
Memorial) is located on :Laem Ngob Beach, consisting
of the figure of Krom Luang Chumpon Khet Udomsak
turning his face to Ko Chang, and a warship-shaped
museum building, where an exibition on the historic
naval war on Ko Chang is on display. The Trat
people as well as visitors usually go to pay respect
to this memorial, and also use it as a place for
recreational activities. A celebration is held
every year between January 17-21.
Tourist spots in Ko Chang
and other groups of islands
is in the south of Ko Chang close to Salak Petch
Bay. The zone is where the battle between Thai
and French naval troops fought over the east border
conflict on January 17, 1941.
Tan Mayom Waterfall
is the three storey fall of medium size. The footpath
up to the site, situated 500 meters from durian
orchard, is near the office of the national park.
King Rama V and VI once visited the place and
singed their royal names on the highest cliff
of the cascade.
Klong Nonsi Waterfall
is a little fall in the northeast zone of the
island. The side walk to the area lies 3 Km. grom
Baan Daan Mai or 3 Km. from the national park
Klong Nueng Waterfall
is a small fall situated remotely from Salak Petch
Community near Salak Petch Waterfall.
Klong Son Bay
which is rich with coral lines is in the northernmost
of the west coast. Klong Son Community is set
up in the area.
Klong Plu Waterfall
has three storeys. The entrance is 3 Km. from
Ao Klong Prao Community. It will take about 20
minutes from the entrance to the site by walking.
Ko Chang Noi
and Leam Chang Noi lie in the north of Ko Chang.
The sea between Ko Chang Noi and Laem Chang Noi
is abundant with corals.
Tri Petch Waterfall
has only one storey. The place is situated 3 Km.
from Salak Petch Community along the orchard of
White Sand Beach
is one of the longest beaches on Ko Chang. Bungalows
and resorts of reasonable proce are easily found.
At the back or the beach are orchards of coconut
trees and forests. The beach is easily accessible
due to many roads passing to it The The name suggests
scenic beauty of the area.
Bang Bao Fishery Village
s very interesting because residents in the area
build up their houses with poles pitched into
the sea and the bridge reaching
to every house is set up to link the community
together. Bang Bao is one of the zones rich with
corals. Ko Mun Nok-Mun Nai is a small isle opposite
Kai BaeBeach. The Beach around the isle can be
seen at low tide.The sea in the area is some what
shallow and plenty of gold-colour corals.
Long Sand Beach
is next to Sa Lak Kok Bay. The area is covered
with forest and orchards of coconut trees
Klong Phrao Beach
Laem Chaiyachet is the long seaside adjacent to
Kai Bae Beach. The beach is rather steep. Swimming
is possible. Standard bungalow with facilities
are set. The northernmost of Klong Phrao Beach
is adjacent to Chaiyachet Bay and Beach which
has beautiful landscape but swimming is not recommend.
Kai Bae Beach
is close to Klong Phrao Beach. The beach, like
that of Klong Phrao, is steep but swimming is
safe. Thereare also quite a few cheap-priced bungalows
in the area.
Ko Lao Ya
lies at thr south of Ko Chang. The group comprises
Ko Lao Ya Nai, Ko Lao Ya Klang and Ko Lao Ya Nok.
The transportation from Laem Ngob takes about
2 hours and a half. The islands has beautiful
beaches, crystal-clear water a cololurful corals,
Lao Yo Resort provide accommodation service here.
Situated next to Ko Lao Ya is a big island most
of Beach which are plenty with stones. The area
occupies many bays which has beautiful beach lines
and wide wonderful coral zones. Ko Wai is also
the best source for fishing. As for accommodations,
Ko Wai Pakarung Resort is ready to server tourists.
is a historical island during the Thai-French
Naval Battle like Ko Chang. the island is proper
for fishing. The landscape comprising
stone yard is worth a visit.
is in front of Salakpetch Bay. From Laem Ngob,
it takes two hours to the island, Ko Phrao has
clean and calm seaside, and is cool and shady
because it is plenty of coconuts trees. Long Beach
Island Resort is set on the island.
is a small island at the west of Ko Maak. The
isle has not enough flat area suitable for the
setting up of any resort and bungalow. Ko Rung
is place of concessions of bird nests,
Charamed eggs and bat's dung. Stone knolls and
deep-water coral under the sea of Ko Rung are
is situated in the south of Ko Chang. The place
comprises of two island with a huge sand knoll
at the middle. The little bay formed by the lines
of the mountain stretching into the sea is a splendid
and serene site without storms. It takes two hours
to go from Laem Ngob to the place. Twin Island
Resort is situated on the area.
is the farthest island from the coast of Trat.
Its size ranks as the fourth of all Thailand's
islands or the second to Ko Chang
in Trat. The island covers an area of approximately
105 sq.km or 65,625 rai.It is 25 km in length
and 12 km in width. Its natural features include
mountains and plains where many streams originate
and some become waterfalls.One famous waterfall
is Nam Tok Khlong Chao flows all throughout the
year.It is an ideal place for swimming, consisting
of 3 tiers; the upper two tiers are running streams
and the lower one is a large pond. In 1911, King
Rama VI paid a royal visit to this waterfakk and
named it 'Nam Tok Anam Kok' to commemorate Ong
Chiang Su. In addition; there are beaches with
crystal-clear sea popular among visitors suach
as Taphao Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Khlong Hin
Beach, Phrao Beach, etc. Accommodation with a
private atmosphere is available for visitors at
the inner sea of Ko Kut, and the other two islands,
Ko Rat and Ko Mai Si, opposite to Ko Kut.
Travel to Ko Kut
Most visitors to Ko Kut have to purchase a package
tour offered by resort operators on Ko Kut at
different prices that includes food, accommodation,
and a boat fare. A boat for rent is also available
apart from a ferry boat leaving Dan Kao Pier and
Laem Ngob Pier.
is a large island located between Ko Chang and
Ko Kut Most of its plains area is coconut plantations.
The whole area of this island covers 16 sq.km
or 90,000 rai with a round distance of 27 km.
Long beaches and crystal clear sea are the splendid
attractions of the island. Accommodation is available
for visitors along the beaches of the island's
bays. Furthermore, it is possible to hire a boat
trip to nearby islets.
is situated northeastern away from Ko Maak. Formerly,
the area was abundant with Kradad trees; hence,
the name of the island. The place was the first
island to have the land title deed since the period
of King Rama V. During the time French colonisation
invaded the Southeast Asia. France was trying
hard to seize some areas of the Kingdom including
Kradad King Rama V, therefore, ordered that the
land title deed of Ko Kradad be issued. Tourists
attractions include the white long beach.