Ko Chang (Thailand)

Ko Chang Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Luis Rivera Gurrea-Nozaleda

A less developed (and more authentic) Thai island

Ko Chang is one of the lesser developed Thai islands, though that has been changing over the past decade
Great and more quiet beaches (mostly not of the white sand variety, however)
Jungle in the interior

I guess it's fair to say that Ko Chang has been well and truly discovered now. Or maybe (more likely actually) it has been for years and we just missed the boat. In any case, whatever this is, it is no Phuket.

Ko Chang (Elephant Island) in a sense offers the same as what the majority of Thailand's islands offer: great beaches, a wat (temple) here and there and friendly locals. But Ko Chang does not feel like a resort island and is overall less developed than places like Phuket or many of the other Gulf of Thailand islands.

Instead on Ko Chang, nature takes the center stage. The mountainous jungle in the interior is great for hiking and spotting waterfalls or wildlife (elephants roam about there). The beaches are often quiet, and out in sea the corals and rich marine life make for a great spot to go diving. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Ko Chang is a region in Thailand. It is situated at an altitude of 1296ft and the best airport to fly into is TDX (Trat, Trat)
  • The currency used in Thailand is the Thai baht (THB)

Ko Chang Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
91 91 91 93 91 90 88 88 88 90 90 90

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0.5 1.7 3.3 4.4 14.4 16.5 16.7 19.3 19.3 10.8 2.2 0.6

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