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Khlong Prao

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Khlong Prao, or “Coconut Canal”, takes its name from the estuaries that flow into the sea at all three ends of this sweeping seven-kilometre bay. Rimmed by powder-sand beaches for much of this distance, the spread-out area attracts those who prefer the quiet life while keeping conveniences close by.

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The name refers to the whole bay, the central river that flows into the bay, and a village hosting a temple, police station and plentiful shops on the main road. Unlike in Haad Sai Khao, Kai Bae and Lonely Beach, where pretty much everything is within walking distance, Khlong Prao has various clusters of civilisation separated by rivers and long empty spaces. If you’re not keen on sticking close to your resort, staying here without a vehicle can be frustrating despite the location spanning the centre of Ko Chang’s west coast.

Calm waters. Photo taken in or around Khlong Prao, Ko Chang, Thailand by David Luekens.

Calm waters. Photo: David Luekens

Marking the far northern end of the bay is the first of three scenic waterways spilling cool water from the interior forest into the sea. Related to the nearby village of Chai Chet with its good book shop and a few eateries, this far northern stretch of sand is arguably the best in Khlong Prao Bay. Resorts like Paradise and Chai Chet Resort take full advantage of it.

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