Hanging out on Ko Si Chang

Hanging out on Ko Si Chang

Hanging out on Ko Si Chang


Taken on: 10th March, 2007. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Ko Si Chang – not to be mistaken with Ko Chang – is an island two to three hours from Bangkok, in Chonburi province, 12 kilometres from the western shore of Siracha district and surrounded by eight smaller islands. Ko Si Chang is geographically the closest island to Bangkok, and often overlooked by tourists for more well known destinations.

The small island is popular among Thais living in or near Bangkok and is a great place for a day trip with friends or a pleasant weekend with family. Many backpackers and a lot of expats have not even heard of Ko Si Chang, giving it an "untouched" and empty vibe that makes for a refreshing change of pace from the busy streets of Bangkok or the crowded beaches down south.

Like the fate of many islands in paradise, fishing and tourism seem to be Ko Si Chang's main industries, though the island lacks the "made-for-tourist" vibe of Ko ... Read our complete Ko Si Chang travel guide

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