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Ko Si Chang

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  • Haad Tham Phang
    3.5 stars

    Haad Tham Phang is the only public beach on Ko Si Chang, on the west side of the island at the end of Chakra Pong Road. Don't anticipate azure waters and blinding-white sand – its frumpiness is part of its charm and even on long weekends, the beach is not unbearably crowded. Reminiscent of ... read more

  • Chinese Temple, Buddha's Footprint and Yellow Buddha
    3.5 stars

    The Chinese temple north of Tha Bon pier is a test in devotion and endurance. Climb 300 steps and you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping views, an abandoned funicular train, benches shaped like dragons, and more than six Buddha shrines, including Saan Chao Pho Kao Yai. The shrines, which live ... read more

  • Rama IV Summer Palace and grounds
    4.5 stars

    Built in 1889 under King Chulalongkorn, the palace was used a summer residence for Thai royalty and a place of convalescence. Past the Marine Science Research Station and Aquarium (a let down by Bangkok standards, but good for the kids) to the southeast side of the island sits the Chudhadhuj ... read more

  • Tours and snorkelling
    4 stars

    For an island this small, Ko Si Chang has quite a few options when it comes to touring around. For a self-guided tour around the island, you can rent bicycles (60 baht per day) or motorbikes (300 baht per day) from Charlie's Bungalows, though a few other guesthouses tout similar rental services. ... read more

  • Sunsets and viewpoints
    4 stars

    To complete your serene stay on the island, enjoy the sunset from a coveted look-out spot. From the Buddha's Footprint, situated high above the ground, you can see the lustrous Yellow Buddha, a glimpse of the only lake on the island, and a get a 360-degree view of the entirety of Ko Si Chang. ... read more

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