Winter is a season that you would feel comfortable in every places you go, good weather, setting a tent on the hill is cool, going to the sea is also enjoyable because the sunlight is not so strong, no risk of raining, heavy wind blow. Therefore, our main destination for this trip is heading to "Koh Chang"
Koh Chang is located at Laem Ngop District, Trad province. It is the second biggest island of Thailand. Most of the areas are rain forest. There is a white sand, clear water and many activities such as boating, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling and fishing, driving ATV, islands tour, bushwalk, biking, bird watching and elephant riding, waterfall and blah blah. A lots of interesting activities so you have to visit it once.
Travel to Koh Chang
- By public bus at Ekamai station, there are many agents for you to choose and walk-in to contact them directly.It takes around 5-6 hours of traveling.
- By personal car, we can use a shortcut way to ferry port without passing to the center of Trad. After you passing through Chantaburi province, before you are going to enter Trad, you have to cross Weru river bridge and after passing through the bridge, you will see a greeting point for traveler ( its shape look similar to a big boat on both side of the road, a big roof is in the middle of the road like a giant mushroom flower). Around 300 meters away from San Tung traffic light, slide to the right after passing through this point. Then driving for 300 meters more, you will see a right sidetrack to the port. There are a sign direct you to the port along the way and you can also use this route to Trad airport too.
- By airplane, only Bangkok airplane provide a service to there. The airline provides a van service from the airport to a hotel on Koh Chang. The fee is depend on the distance ( around 300 - 700 Baht)
This trip we stay at AWA Koh Chang, the hotel is well decorated which I can sleep and stay in the hotel for the whole day.
After we put our things in the room, we will go diving for the first day. We will get on the white small bus to the Bang Bao port. On the way to the port, I see a fish and firstly I plan to discharges them into water. But when I make a close look at it, then the song " Kong Mai Tan" run out in my mind. R.I.P my little fishes.
If you are going to go diving, I recommend you to go there by a big boat, it is more fun and cheaper than speedboat. I have been there by 2 styles. Going there by a big boat is the best way, a lot of foods, friends. The boat is not shaking like a speedboat if the hard wave hit it.
This trip we go diving by Mr.Khaitour, it is a Thai boat and have colorful decorated. It can be seen from a far away distance, very beautiful.
Most of the passengers are foreigner, just only our groups of 5-6 people are Thai and I like it hahaha.
I don't know it is my bad fortune or the weather change because it is stormy and the sky turns white T^T
We arrive at the first island, very popular, we have to come here every time, Lao Ya island.
Lao Ya island has a lot of shallow coral reef and very shallow water level. Many of Sea Urchins are there too. If you like diving, I recommend you to buy a special diving shoe. Some coral reefs are really living in the shallow water, it may hurt you. But unfortunately the storms come on the day we go there, strong wave, water is not quite clear and no sunlight, a little bit cold, hardly see coral reef. So, I have to positively think that I go there to swim, that's all hahaha.
But you can have fun at a shallow part of the beach because the water is very clear.
There is a store selling low price snack and drink on island
Sip a cold beer and look at the sea
After having a tired diving day, then we have a fresh watermelon and pineapple.
Actually we have a lunch buffet but I am hungry so I eat it all so quickly and forget to take a picture hahahaha.
People start to find their corner to take a rest in the afternoon.
Some people are jumping beautifully into the water
Some people are still eating
and the last island, we have fishing activity, don't ask me how many fishes I got..
None, these fishes belong to others, I just secretly photograph it hahaha
Diving, playing with water, fishing for the whole day make me feel exhausting, sitting and watching a wave, looking into the sky and sea for a moment.
I feel exhausted when I arrive at the port, lack of energy
We go back to the room then take a bath and make ourselves ready for the Jungle Night Party.
It is an activity that arranges by AWA Koh Chang which the party hold every Saturday night.
Sunset, party is going to start.
I can see foods anywhere, this is an enjoy eating activity, we just have to eat it until our stomach explode.
Hi-light of the Jungle Night Party is a fire show and elephant show but I forget to take a picture of elephant show. I am sorry.
It is going to be Christmas Day when we go there. AWA has decorated a beautiful light and photo too.
Tonight we are going to stay at Deluxe Beachfront. The room is very wide.
After taking enough sleep. We wake up late in the next morning because we don't have any activity so we can survey the hotel once.
We make a survey for a while but feel hungry again. We move our self to The Spoon.
Anyone like spa? There is a service here, lying to see the cool sea view along with the spa. So enjoyable.
Sunbathing is servicing at this corner
Our mission is completed, the trip to Koh Chang for 1 night and 2 days. Who has no idea of where you are going for a trip, I would like to recommend to Koh Chang. Every gender and age can go traveling there. There are many things to do. Today I have to say Thank You to everyone who read my review to the end of the trip. Bye Bye. See you again next trip.
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