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Koh Chang, Thailand Travel Information

According to payhelpcenter, Koh Chang (Ko Chang) (Thai: เกาะช้าง) is an island in the Gulf of Thailand (Asia) that is part of Thailand. The capital of Koh Chang is the eponymous Koh Chang.

Koh Chang has been on the rise as a holiday destination in recent years. Due to the lack of its own airport, mass tourism has not yet emerged on the island. This ensures that you can still go for a rest. The island is mountainous with lots of greenery (including rainforests). The coastline is known for its palm trees, clear blue water and beautiful sandy beaches. There are also several coral reefs in the waters around Koh Chang, which make the island attractive for divers. A number of attractions on the island are the largest waterfall on the island “Khlong Phlu” and the fishing village “Bang Bao” which is almost entirely built on stilts. The most beautiful beaches on the island are mainly on the wet coast. The most famous of these are: Chang Noi Beach, Sai Khao Beach, Khlong Phrao Beach, Khai Bae Beach. See sunglasseswill for Thailand travel package I.

Where is Koh Chang located?

Travel information of Koh Chang

Official name: Koh Chang
Continent: Asia
Area: 217 km²
Capital: Koh Chang
Country code: TH, THA
Population: 8,538 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy (Kingdom)
Highest point: 744 m (Salak Petch Peak)
Distance (Amsterdam – Koh Chang): 9,455 km
Flight time: Trat Airport on the mainland – 11 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply on Koh Chang that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Koh Chang, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Koh Chang. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Thailand (Koh Chang)?

Weather and climate
Koh Chang has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 30 degrees all year round.
The rainy season on Koh Chang runs from June to October.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Koh Chang can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Koh Chang can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March, November and December are the best months to travel to Koh Chang. This avoids the rainy season.

Thai is the official language on Koh Chang. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Thai for free? Use the Google Translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Koh Chang.
A visa is not necessary if you stay on Koh Chang for less than 45 days.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Thailand: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Thai Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Thai consulate in the Netherlands: royalthaiconsulate-amsterdam.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for Koh Chang if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Koh Chang. In addition, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

There is malaria on Koh Chang. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
On Koh Chang you pay with the Thai baht (THB).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Koh Chang can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Koh Chang are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -39% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (73% cheaper), food (13% cheaper), imported beer in catering (23% cheaper), cigarettes (57% cheaper) and public transport (80% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Koh Chang it is customary to tip, especially in tourist areas. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 5 hours later on Koh Chang.
During our winter time it is 6 hours later on Koh Chang.
Koh Chang has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Koh Chang can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Koh Chang you must drive on the left.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Koh Chang you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Koh Chang.

Electricity On Koh Chang you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on Koh Chang can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire Department: 911
– Ambulance: 911
– Tourist Police: 1155

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Koh Chang can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Thailand (Koh Chang) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Koh Chang end in.th.

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Koh Chang is 0066 or +66.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Koh Chang? Then use the Dutch country code 00131.
(If you use a country code, you must leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Koh Chang.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Koh Chang.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Koh Chang.

An overview of all holidays on Koh Chang can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Koh Chang, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Koh Chang?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Koh Chang. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Koh Chang can be found on Protected Planet.
Koh Chang is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Koh Chang? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Koh Chang.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Koh Chang, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Koh Chang, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Koh Chang.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 20.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Koh Chang literally means elephants?
…Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island?
…There is still a lot of untouched jungle to be found on Koh Chang?

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