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Ko Chang

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  • Beaches
    4 stars

    Whether you're a backpacker looking for a place to crash on the sand, a family in need of calm and shallow water, a high-roller seeking a plush beach-side spa treatment, or a perfectly normal person who happens to sleep with your snorkel, you'll find it all on Ko Chang. Khlong Son: Often ... read more

  • Waterfalls
    4 stars

    Unlike most Thai islands, Ko Chang boasts pristine mountains and waterfalls in addition to its beaches. In fact, large scale tourism wouldn't have been possible without the mountain water sources that feed the island's eight notable waterfalls. Some of these are easy to reach while others demand ... read more

  • Boat trips
    4 stars

    The most popular activities on (or off to be precise) Ko Chang are boat trips to the surrounding islands. These come in a range of styles and prices. Most focus on snorkelling, though some are centred on fishing, kayaking, yachting or just plain cruising. The most common boat trips are usually ... read more

  • Elephant camps
    Half a star

    The most humane of these is supposedly Baan Kwan Chang, which is supported by the Asian Elephants Foundation. While its remote jungle atmosphere in Khlong Son certainly beats the other camps that are set up close to the main roads, reports suggest that Baan Kwan Chang's elephants carry up to three ... read more

  • Jungle treks
    4 stars

    A cross-island trail connects Khlong Plu and Than Mayom waterfalls, taking you up and over the island's rugged centre and past the highland source of Than Mayom. It's possible to hike this trail independently -- just be sure to register with the park rangers at either end before you embark. The ... read more

  • Thai cooking classes
    3.5 stars

    Group classes are held in a lovely open-air kitchen, in a tranquil setting near the lagoon. The experienced teachers explain all about Thai spices and other ingredients before letting students get their hands dirty. The school claims to use organic ingredients, and relies on banana husks and other ... read more

  • Scuba diving
    3.5 stars

    While there are some interesting pinnacles and swim-throughs near Ko Chang, the best diving is around Ko Rong. Here you'll find some majestic coral reefs, although some have unfortunately been damaged due to dynamite fishing. The "can't miss" site is reported to be Three Finger Rock, a stone slope ... read more

  • Koh Chang Thai Boxing Centre
    3.5 stars

    With decades of experience, the gym's five coaches have competed at the top muay Thai venues, including Bangkok's Lumpinee and Ratchadamnoen stadiums. They offer courses by the hour for 600 baht, by the day for 2,000 baht (for four hours), by the week for 6,500 to 9,500 baht, and by the month for ... read more

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