Also known as the Elephant Island, Koh Chang is known for it’s wide range of wildlife including beautiful birds, snakes, deers, and of course, enormous elephants. Since 2000, tourism has increased and Koh Chang has seen some rapid development. It is a perfect island getaway for backpackers and travellers who want adventure and a stunning nightlife.

Some activities that visitors should definitely try in Koh Chang such as:

Immerse yourself in the clear blue water at Klong Prao Beach

A famous public beach in Koh Chang in Thailand, the Klong Prao Beach is a scenic beach located in the central area of the west coast. A popular hub for both lone travellers as well as couples and families, the Klong Prao Beach has a little bit of everything for everyone. This sandy beach with calm waters is dotted with resorts, restaurants, and bars; and is split into three sections by the inland waterways, known as the klongs.

With a local village located nearby, the beach area is also an excellent option for those looking for cheap food and some solitude, and accommodation here is available in plenty.  Travellers can choose between high-end luxury resorts located just by the sea, backpacker bungalows, guesthouses, or even mid-range and small hotels located on the southern island.

Scuba Diving in Koh Chang

This rainforest-adorned island offers gentle waters which are perfect for wreck dives and reef exploration. You have over 30 dive sites to choose from, like Hin Rua Tek, Secret Reef, and T11 Wreck. As you swim through the famous wrecks of Koh Chang, keep an eye out for barracudas, tuna, turtles, and other exotic fish! The ideal months for scuba diving is from November-February. However, if you dive in March-May, you may even spot a whale shark or two!

Elephant Trekking

This is the most popular activity in Koh Chang with so many wild herds living in the jungle.

As its name suggests, Koh Chang has a huge number of Elephants in the jungle. There are 6 companies, mostly in the Klong Prao Beach. The trek includes activities like swimming and washing the elephants, all in all, a great day to spend with your families. These companies offer this at 800 Baht for 1 hour, and 1,300 Baht for 2 hours. The most preferred company is Ban Kwan Chang in the Klong Son forest.

Waterfalls in Koh Chang

Punctuate your beach-hopping with a trip to the falls and indulge in refreshing dips in its plunge pools! One of the most popular falls, Klong Plu, is easily accessible, has huge pools for swimming, and has water almost all year round. If you are on the hunt for some adventure, Kai Bae and Than Mayom are for you. Kai Bae is the perfect spot for some one-on-one time with nature. Klong Neung stands as Koh Chang’s tallest waterfall, while Nam Yom offers diverse flora-fauna. The best time to visit the falls is in October-December.

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