Koh Chang is an amphoe (district) in Trat Province, Thailand. It is located on the Gulf Of Thialand’s eastern seaboard, 310 km from Bangkok and near the border with Cambodia.
It is the country’s third largest island, and the largest island in the Mu Koh Chang International Park archipelago.
The name means Elephant Island, and comes from the elephant shape of its headland, although elephants are not indigenous to the island. (Wikipedia)
Transport to Koh Chang have many of different way. If you are going from Bangkok, you can go by bus, minivan, or flight to Trat first. Here are some information about the transport to Trat or Koh Chang.
Bangkok Airways provide 3 flights a day to Trat from Bangkok. The flight takes around 60 minutes and cost around 3000-3600 Baht per trip. The airlines transfer service cost around 470 Baht for transfer to west coast of Koh Chang and included ferry ticket. For buses and mini van service is too many different timing and different price, so just provide 2 official contact number for information about the bus service. If you are in Bangkok can call +66 8 3794 2122, in Koh Chang please call +66 8 1660 5926. One way cost around 200-250 Baht and round trip will be less around 20-50 Baht. Please check about the timing and estimate carefully. Bus from Bangkok to Trat takes around 5 hour.
Here are some photos taken when going Koh Chang by ferry.
Sunset of Koh Chang.
Ferry pier opposite Koh Chang.
Waiting for ferry.
A lot of tourist also go by car. Can drive your car to the island by transfer by ferry.
Sea view behind the ferry.
Koh Chang is also a paradise for diver. Can consider it if you are interesting about diving. There are so many different diving course in the island, most of them are licensed. And there’s a lot of speed boat service so you can explore more about this paradise.
In Koh Chang have too many resorts and hotel, you can find so many information inside the internet. The cheapest accommodation there is around 250 Baht per night, 3 star or 4 star hotel around 2000 Baht and much much more. If you are looking for a great holiday, travel to Koh Chang is a great idea. Sun, beach, natural, far from the city, seafood, alcohol, massage, everything is in this island.
Welcome to Koh Chang. Enjoy!