The Koh Chang Archipelago is a true island hopping paradise. There are 54 islands in total and while there are enough things to do in Koh Chang alone for a couple of weeks or more, I’m glad that I have taken the ferry to explore two of the less developed islands last month: Koh Mak …
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Koh Chang has a lot more to offer than beautiful beaches and tropical rainforest. The nightlife on Thailand’s second largest island is wild, diverse and thriving. There isn’t anything to do on the island’s quiet and unspectacular east coast (apart from some remote five star resorts), so if you are out exploring this part of …
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Yesterday I visited Nakhon Pathom, one of Bangkok’s neighbour provinces 64km west of the capital. It wasn’t just for checking off another one of Thailand’s 76 provinces but this town is interesting for two reasons: Nakhon Pathom is claimed to be the country’s oldest settlement. The town’s name derives from the Pali „Nagara Pathama“ which …
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There are places in Thailand that are best explored with your own vehicle. Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island, is such a place. Even though there are frequent songthaew (pick-up taxi) services along the popular west coast, it’s not just a lot more fun but also easier to discover the most beautiful beaches, viewpoints and …
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Koh Chang has so much to offer and obviously world class beaches is one of the main attractions on Thailand’s second largest island. They are characterized by shallow, crystal clear and gentle water rather than rough and strong waves. Since more than 80 percent of the island is covered by dense rainforest and several hundred …
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Koh Chang Highlights

Last updated: August 23rd, 2017 | in Central Thailand | Islands | Koh Chang | Trat | Traveling

Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island (after Phuket). How often I was told by backpackers how developed it was by now and that it lost a lot of its charm and laid back character compared to five or ten years ago. They complained that especially on White Sand Beach, the island’s most developed beach, it’s terrible …
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Last Sunday I was finally able to visit another well kept secret in Thailand, a place I always wondered how it looks like since it really isn’t a tourist destination at all: Pom Phrachun in the province of Samut Prakan, about 40 km south of Bangkok. Here is where the Chao Phraya River flows into …
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Visiting a floating market in Thailand has never been on my to do list. I thought I’d rather visit every single of the 76 province capitals before I head to out to one of these touristic “water markets” (dalaad naam, ตลาดน้ำ) some 100 km west of Bangkok. Everyone knows that the days where most of the …
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My Favourite Hotel in Koh Chang: Top Resort

Last updated: January 10th, 2017 | in Koh Chang | Traveling

Located on Koh Chang’s most popular and maybe also most beautiful beach, the German run Koh Chang Top Resort has been my choice during my recent visit to Thailand’s second largest island. It is set among a beautiful tropical garden where the swimming pool, hotel bar and “Paul’s Bistro” can be found in the centre. …
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Most people traveling to Sukhothai, the first real capital of Siam, don’t know about the various other significant historical towns in the region. Kamphaeng Phet is one of them and its historical park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns”. Below are the various travel options from …
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