Ko Klang

Rural life and rare birds

Photo of Ko Klang, , Krabi

What we say: 3.5 stars

The island is home to a small Muslim fishing village and is a fine place to get a feel for rural southern Thai life. A narrow paved road that's great for bicycles skirts the perimeter of the island and leads along the mangroves, making this a good alternative to the boat trip. Ko Klang is perhaps best known as a place for bird-watchers -- grey herons, sea eagles and the endangered Chinese egret are among the species you might spot. Two bird-watching towers are located to the southwest of the island and these also afford views of Ko Si Boya and Ko Jum.

Visitors can pay a motorbike taxi to tour them around the island or bring a motorbike or bicycle aboard the ferry that departs from Thara pier. In that case, you'll need to navigate the bike over a narrow wooden plank -- not recommended for those without much experience on a motorbike.

Few foreigners come to Ko Klang and it can be a welcome break from the tourist scene. A handful of simple restaurants are found in the village.

Last updated: 16th September, 2013

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