Destination East Thailand and Cambodia
The Eastern Gulf of Thailand is filled with a variety of natural places to discover with the closest beaches and islands to Bangkok. Along the coast you will find many authentic Thai quiet towns as well as more lively cities if you are looking to party, beyond this a short ferry/speed boat ride away sit the picturesque untouched islands painted with palm trees and golden sand. This area of Thailand is renowned for its fruit and rubber plantations and characterised by short mountain ranges alternating with small basins of short rivers which drain into the Gulf of Thailand. Team with the friendly relaxed atmosphere and shallow seas this areas is perfect for the holiday makers, families and those wishing to experience a real taste of Thailand.
Named Elephant island and at 154.8km² the second largest in Thailand Koh Chang has everything to offer a visiting tourist. From zip lining in the tree tops, to massages on the beach you can easily fill your days with many activities. You will find here numerous Elephant camps that offer elephant riding along the streams and into the jungles. All amenities such as ATMs and 7/11s along the Western Side are within easy reach from every location. The Eastern coast has been left relatively undeveloped as the road has not been connected in the south, this allows relaxing trips to see the mango swamp, trekking in the untouched jungle and delicious traditional cuisine at the local fish restaurants. Koh Chang is the only island in the area that has its own beach dedicated to nightlife, this is in between two big hills so if you wish to party a taxi is always recommended and if not you will be left unawares if you simply don’t visit this area.