Why Do People Love Koh Chang?

Koh Chang ferry

Koh Chang ferry (Photo by: Philip Roeland)

Koh Chang ferry (Photo by: Philip Roeland)

Mu Koh Chang National Park's islands (Photo by: Philip Roeland)

Koh Chang is the second biggest island in Thailand. In 2004, when the Tsunami devastated some portions of Thailand's West Coast, there have been an ever increasing amount of western tourists guiding for this island.

 

Being a biggest island off the mainland coast, Koh Chang can be travelled by Ferry only. There are around 3 operators of programmed services; two of them provide a roll on-roll off bus and car ferry service. The third ferry option is managed by a speedboat named KonTiki with only capabilities of passenger (no vehicles). It manages from a pier close to Laem Ngop on the mainland and links to the well known Dan Mai pier on Koh Chang, which is the southernmost advertising pier on the side of east of the island. There is some or no public transport available from here! Shuttles from the market and Trat Bus Terminal are evidently distinct. The pickups go to middle point of pier they are blue colored, the white ones go towards Thammachart pier. Ticket is not more than 50 Baht person by person (one-way)!

 

The initial foreign travelers began to arrive on Koh Chang in the mid-1970s, by utilizing local fishing boats, when the people of Koh Chang were developing their Islands. In 1982, Koh Chang also with the some areas turned into the parts of the defended Mu Ko Chang national park, with more or less 85% of the island, along with coral reefs, going down in the park. It has turn into an important destination of tourist, both for Thais and also for foreigners, with some tourist resorts to be developed. In spite of this, tourism on Koh Chang stays substantially less developed than on Phuket or Ko Samui. A person needs to visit Koh Chang once in a life he’ll love it for sure.





published: 12.01.2013