WHAT TO DO IN KOH CHANG
Koh Chang is in fact so much more than just the white sand and blue sea. Countless of fun and exhilarating things to see and do can be had while you’re vacationing on the island. Nature lovers will love Koh Chang’s waterfalls – the attractions once frequented by the previous kings of Thailand. For the spiritual side of things, visit the Shrine of Chao Por Koh Chang and pray for unrelenting sunny sky. Alternatively, you can learn how to sizzle up your favorite Thai dishes from the island’s many Thai cooking schools. If you’re a little sore from bus or boat riding, take advantage of great massages including traditional Thai massage and the must-have foot massage. Other interesting and worth-doing activities include fireflies viewing, a visit to an elephant camp, fishing villages, kayaking, canoeing and even getting a tattoo.
While some of these activities you can plan on your own, others are more convenient, time-saving and cost-effective if you take one of the organized tours. Most hotels and resorts usually have a tour desk available in their lobby area, or if not, plenty of tour agents located along the
WATER SPORTS, BOAT TRIPS, ELEPHANT TREKKING
Koh Chang is never short on fun things for visitors to partake in. In addition to the usual beach activities, there are plenty more that you can enjoy further away from the beach area. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, hiking and elephant riding and trekking are definitely going to make your heart pump more rapidly. For those wanting to perfect their stir-fry skill, why not take a Thai cooking class offered by the seasoned chefs and impress your friends back home? More relaxing activities include bird watching, taking boat trips and getting massage and spa treatments.
WHAT TO SEE IN KOH CHANG
Koh Chang is rife with wonderful unspoiled nature and the locals’ undisturbed ways of life. Well-suited for everyone in the family, waterfalls are among the most popular attractions on the island. The Shrine of Chao Por Koh Chang, the most revered shrine, is believed to bring peace and good luck to the people on the island. Kids will love the wonderment of the illuminating fireflies in the mangrove area of the island. If you want to see how the locals go about their daily routines, make sure to visit one of the fishing villages along the further south of the island.
For a glimpse of how the locals live, visit fishing villages along the further south of the island. Bang Bao Bay is home to one of the largest fisherman’s communities on Koh Chang. While you’re there, don’t forget to sample what could be the freshest seafood you’ll ever have.
There are about five waterfalls on Koh Chang. The most popular and easily accessible ones are Klong Plu Waterfall and Thanmayom Waterfall, both located in Klong Prao area. Klong Plu Waterfall is the only waterfall on the west side and can be reached easily by bike or motorbike from White Sand and Kai Bae beaches. This three-floor waterfall is about 400 metres away from Klong Plu Ranger station.
THE SHRINE OF CHAO POR KOH CHANG
Not too far from Ao Thammachat pier is the highly-revered shrine of Chao Por and Chao Mae Koh Chang (the Godfather and Godmother Deities of Koh Chang). Legend has it that many prayers have been answered and many wishes granted.