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DASTA Koh Mak - Low Carbon Destination DASTA and Koh Mak residents & business owners unite to reduce Carbon emissions

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The Koh Chang area office of the Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) and the local government, households and individuals on Koh Mak, Trat recently signed a declaration confirming the island as a 'Low Carbon Destination' Mr.Damrong Saengkaweelert, Deputy Director of DASTA presided over the signing ceremony which was also attended by the Governor of Trat and village leaders and officials from Koh Mak.

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The ceremony also included a seminar on the Low Carbon Touriism market, why it is required and how it benefits the local community. Mr Damrong said that DASTA has a policy to promote environmentally friendly tourism under its banner of 'Climate Friendly Destinations'. This project is based on academic cooperation and skills exchange with the German government technical organisation - GIZ. Previously, DASTA & GIZ have made pilot programs to study the effects of tourism on the environment and introduce new Low Carbon solutions on Koh Chang.

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Koh Mak is part of the second step. Koh Mak lacks the infrastructure of Koh Chang and so whilst the environment is far cleaner, the island requires solutions that reduce the amount of power used and waste produced by visitors. DASTA's aim is to empower local residents and business owners and provide them with the skills and basic equipment for them to do this. This 'win-win' situation will result in them cutting expenses and also lowering carbon dioxide emissions.

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Ongoing campaigns include encouraging the use of solar energy and the use of bicycles on the island. Restaurants will be shown how they can turn waste materials into gas for use in cooking which not only reduces the amount of waste but also lowers costs to the business owner.

Tourism and business operators on Koh Mak have welcomed the 'Low Carbon' declaration with , so far, 46 businesses signing the declaration. This may seem a small number, but it represents the vast majority of shops, restaurants and resorts on the island. This commitment to an environmentally friendly future will hopefully secure Koh Mak's place as Thailand's green, family friendly island and also serve to show other islands in Thailand what is possible if DASTA and the local community work together.


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Your guide

Your Guide.......................6 Transportation...............10 Activities..........................12 Around the Island.........14 Where to Stay.................16

Koh Chang & Beyond

General Info....................20 K o h

Other Islands..................20 Food & Drink..................18

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Koh Mak............................26 Koh Kood..........................27

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Thank you for picking up a copy of Koh Chang & Beyond, the essential monthly guide to Koh Chang for visitors and those interested in doing business on Koh Chang and the neighbouring islands. Koh Chang & Beyond was launched to fill the dual need for a monthly magazine covering all aspects of island life plus a free guide that’s actually fun to read. Every month, we provide well-researched, unbiased, and occasionally humourous, information and articles for visitors plus real estate, classified and business listings for those living and working on the island. Written by Thai and Expat residents of Koh Chang, you can be assured that our local knowledge is unparalleled. Koh Chang has been attracting visitors for over a decade, however it is only during the past four or five years that tourism has picked up and Koh Chang has blossomed into a destination for everyone from cash conscious backpackers to package tourists in search of a week long island escape. Due to its size Koh Chang offers something for all ages, tastes and budgets. From expansive white sandy beaches, scenic waterfalls, fascinating marine life, quiet, undiscovered mangrove lined bays to full moon parties and beach bars pumping out last year’s dance music till the early hours. With the Thai government now promoting Koh Chang as a premier tourist destination it isn’t surprising that the island is currently undergoing a boom in development with chipboard backpacker huts slowly being replaced by modern boutique bungalow resorts and family friendly hotels. Phuket has been attracting tourists in large numbers for over 30 years, Samui for 20 years and now Koh Chang, the second largest island in Thailand, is playing catch up. Koh Chang & Beyond is published by Ja-Rans Media Co.,Ltd. All information provided in Koh Chang & Beyond is published in good faith, and based on information that is accurate at the time of going to press. However, the publisher, editor and authors do not accept any liability for any loss, injury or inconvenience resulting from anyone using this guide. Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed at

Email:ptybeyond@gmail.com

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Crust Bakery

Hello and a warm welcome to Koh Chang from Crust Bakery. We are located opposite Wat Klong Prao, next to 7-11. Crust has a large selection of pastries and breads to choose from. We also make delicious sandwiches and have a wide range of coffees . Baked fresh daily, Crust Bakery has something for everyone to enjoy. Open from 0600 - 1800. Located in Klong Prao Village

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TRANSPORTATION BY BUS

There are two options, a minivan or a full-size bus. You may have thought that getting five English guys with backpacks the size of ATM machines, four large Germans, three full figured Scandinavian girls and a couple of bewildered Asian visitors loaded down with camera gear into the back of a minivan was a physical impossibility. It isn’t as you’ll discover if you make the trip to Koh Chang by minibus. K o h c h a n g

Convenience and time are the main selling points of the minibus experience. The regular bus takes an hour or two longer and it terminates in Trat, from where you have to take a little blue pickup (30 baht) to the Laem Ngop pier. (Don’t worry about not being able to pronounce ‘Laem Ngop’ correctly as everyone in and around the bus station knows where you’re heading.)

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Figure on 250 - 300 baht for the minibus experience, 170 – 200 baht for the big bus. Time wise, you’re looking at about four and a half hours for the minibus, which will go direct to the ferry pier and up to six hours for the big bus which goes to Trat town and makes several stops on the way. Add on an additional 20-30 minutes for the transfer to Laem Ngop. An airconditioned bus service now runs twice a day from Ekkamai bus station, Bangkok direct to Centrepoint ferry pier. Get the bus at 7.30 am or 9.30 am. The cost is 198 baht per person.Return buses leave Laem Ngop Centrepoint pier at 2pm and 4pm.

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There are also regular daily minibuses and public buses making the trip from Pattaya to Koh Chang. Minibuses usually depart early morning with slower public buses to Trat departing at various times throughout the day from Sukhumvit Road.

BY Plane Bangkok Airways fly into Trat airport from Bangkok. This twice, sometimes thrice, daily 40 minute sky hop is ideal for travelers seeking to avoid a five hour bus ride from Bangkok. The Trat office of Bangkok Airways can be reached on 039 525 299-30. But you’ll find it easier to book tickets at any travel agents, expect to pay around 2,000 baht / single or 4,000 baht / return. Look out for low season discounts. From Trat airport take the Bangkok Airways minibus service to any resort on the island, this is by far the easiest, simplest way to reach the island.

BY Car Coming from Bangkok, the quickest route is via the motorway (Highway 7) out of the east of the city. Shortly after the second tollbooth, you’ll see a turn off to Ban Bueng, Highway 344. Stay on the 344, looking out for police checkpoints and follow the signs to Klaeng then join Highway 3 in Klaeng town. Head past Chantaburi, follow the signs for Trat. Around 23km outside Trat, turn right at the T-junction with 3156, signposted to Laem Ngop. 20 minutes drive later and you’ll be at the first of the car ferry piers. Total driving time is around four to four and a half hours. From Pattaya, simply get on Highway 3 (Sukhumvit Road) and head in the direction of Rayong. From Rayong, Highway 3 leads on to Klaneg, Chantaburi and Trat, as described above. Driving time to the ferry pier is approximately three to three and a half hours.

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Keeree Ele’s is decorated in the style of ‘Hip Asia Hotel’ situated in White Sands Beach, as the ‘Town Center’ of Koh Chang. Keeree Ele’ located in a convenient area for shopping, dinning or parties. The beach is present 300 M. to ‘Public Entry” by “Baan Thai Resort”. Keeree Ele’ has a private swimming pool for our guests, with a waterfall and Jacuzzi.

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Tel +66 395-551-285 E-Mail : keeree_ele@hotmail.com Fax +66 395-511-127 Website: www.keereeele.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeree-Ele-Hotel-Koh-Chang/289507474721

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Beach Bar & Restaurant SINCE 1999

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GREAT PLACE FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT WHITE SAND BEACH

paddy’s palms resort

BOOKINGS: 039 619 083 WEB: PADDYSPALMSPUB.COM

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ACTIVITIES Boat Trips A variety of boat trip are available around the island. These can take you to travel in

ture inside silk hangings is located at roadside Klong Prao, Tel. 081-4895171Coco Massage Chai Chet ,Coco Massage Klong prao,Chada Massage Kai Bae 086 - 8274552 (PALMMY

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Diving is a wonderful experience in and around the turquoise water of Koh Chang . Dive sites include wreck, coral reefs, rock outcrops and drop-offs. Experts say that visibility can up to and beyond 65 metres on a perfect calm day. Most sites are normally accessed by dive boat leaving from all the major beach areas as well as from the best dive hop-off point of Bang Bao. Boat time to the sites varies from a few minutes, but normally, allow for sixty to ninety minutes of relaxed boating to get there. Unfortunately you won’t be able to swim with dolphins in the sea off Koh Chang. Even seeing them any place other than on a menu is a rare rare occurence, although they have been sighted off the west coast of Koh Chang and regularly make appearances in the channel between Koh Chang and Koh Ngam, way over in the far southeast of the island.

Seahunter Fishing Tel (039) 558101 OK.Diving Tel.089-9367080, Dolphin Divers Tel 0870281627 Eco-Divers Tel. 086-111-9967

and around the island for day trip and night trip of diving & snorkeling or all activities.

Thai Fun make the day

cruise to the unseen outer Koh Chang you can see more than 15 tropical dreaming islands minimum 2 island stopovers minimum 2 snorkeling options for reservation call 081-0034800, 039-55144 6

Nor Kai Bae Speedboats & Tour. They can take a half-day

trip, sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing or travel to the 5 national marine parks. The captain will be you guide. For booking please call 039-557128, 081-9829870.

Spa & Massage The arts of tradition Thai message is a priceless intellectual property which can eliminate stress and tension and

Elephant and calf at Baan Chang Thai Camp There are four elephant camps on Koh Chang. Three are located in the Klong Prao area, by the roadside , and one is in the north of Koh Chang, 2 kilometres down an inland valley. All offer the same types of trek at the same price. So the choice of camp is more down to how far you want to travel to see the elephants and also how much you want to see them in an environment well away from the main road. Tel / Fax 039551474

Cookery This isn’t for everyone as even nowadays a lot of guys think learning to cook is either a bit beneath them, boring or simply for girls and guys. But even if you haver no interest in cooking at home, or that food preparation begins and ends at finding the Pizza Hut delivery number, think again. it can be fun.

Water sports Popular water sports and activities include kayaking and sailing. Water skiing and jet-skiing are banned on Koh Chang, which helps to reduce noise pollution and make the sea safer for visitors. Kayaks can be rented from all the main beaches for around 100 Baht/ hour. Yachts moor in Salakphet Bay in the south-east of Koh Chang. 12

help you to feel relaxed and rejuvenated within a matter of an hour. Some people even believe that a good message can cure ailments such as stuffing nose and migraine. You’ll need to shop around discreetly.

Sima Massage, addition massage, body and facial treatments, the traditionally designed wooden struc-

Tree Top Adventure park is one of a popular activities for

both Thais and foreigners because of the unique thrill of being high amongst the trees. Theere are over 30 challenges, in two courses - basic and difficult for visitors. Whichever course you choose you will enjoy great views of the sea and the jungle. Full safety training and practice sessions are held to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. Tel.084 310-7600


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AROUND THE ISLAND Koh Laoya A little way south of Koh Sai Khao lies Koh Laoya, a white sand fringed island which makes a great sport for snorkeling or simply doing nothing. There is one resort on the island which can be visited on day trips from Koh Chang. K o h

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Koh Mak is a relatively small island covering an area of 16sqm. It has far more of a tropical desert island feel to it than Koh Chang as no matter where you are you’re never more than a few minutes from a palm fringed beach. No wonder that The Sunday Times newspaper named Koh Mak as one of its ‘World’s Top 10 Secret Beaches’ in late 2006. Away from the two main beaches on the northwest and northeast coasts, the scenery mainly comprises rubber and coconut plantations. Most visitors opt to see the island by foot, bicycle or on a rental motorbike – there are very few cars on the island as there are very few roads. The island has 24 hour electricity.

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The second largest, after Koh Chang, of the 52 islands that comprise the Koh Chang archipelago and if it wasn’t located so damn far away would easily be the most popular as it’s an island that’s definitely worth a visit.It’s remote location has ensured that it hasn’t attracted masses of developers looking to make a few quick baht. Therefore, the resorts that have been built have been done so, for the most part, very tastefully.

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In addition, the comparatively small number of visitors means that there isn’t enough business to support hoards of vendors selling tacky t-shirts, souvenir woodcarvings and henna tattoos.

Koh Kradad Named after Kradad trees, which mainly cover the island. During the French colonization of Indochina, Koh Kradad was targeted as a possible territory of expansion. Thus it was the first island to be issued land title deeds by the order of King Rama V to confirm Thailand’s sovereignty over the island. The long white beach and the corals are the main attractions.

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Koh Wai is a medium sized island around 12 kilometres south of Salakphet Bay. Reaching the island is easy with daily boat services from both Koh Chang and also Laem Ngop on the mainland. Although the island does have attractive beaches and several resorts in which to stay, it’s best avoided if one of your prerequisites for a beach experience is that the beach have fine, white powdery sand. Unlike small neighbouring islands Koh Wai’s quiet, narrow beaches are covered in coarser red sand.


WHERE TO STAY Koh Chang Ao Klong Son Furama Exclusive---------------------039-555111 Grand Orchid Resort&Spa--------039-555050-1 Koh Chang River Side Resort---039-555081-2 Banphu resort-----------------039-555023

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White Sand Beach Apple Bungalow---------------------039- 551288 Ban Thai Resort---------------------039-551108-9 Keelee ele -----------------------------039 551-285 Chang Buri Resort & Spa---------039-551242-4 Cookie Bungalows---------------(039)551105-6 Enjoy Resort -------------------------081-7333778 K.C. Grande Resort & Spa-----------039-552111 Thor’s Palace -------- 039-551160, 081-927502 Kohchang Kacha Resort&Spa ---039-551421-5 Koh Chand Lagoon Resort---------039-551201 Mac Resort-----------------------------039-551124 Plaloma Cliff Resort----------------- 039-551119 Remark Cottage---------------------081-9177851 Sabay Resort---------------------------039-551098 Sirin Guesthouse---------------- 081-8271326 Tantawan Bungalows--------------081-9330559 Tiger Hut Bungalow----------------081-7623710 Top Resort---------------------------039-551364-5White Sand Beach Resort---------081-8637737 SangAroon Bungalow--------------039-551157 081-7950655 Kai Mook Beach Kohchang Resotel------------------081-1201668 Kohchang Privilege---------------039-551188-9Paradise Palms Resort-------------089-0946023 Penny’s Bungalow Resort-----------039-551122Saffron on the sea-----------------039-551253-5

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KlongPrao Beach & Laemchaiyachet Aana Resort & Spa--------------------039-551539Amari Emerald Cover Resort-------039-552000Baan Rim Nam---------------------- 087-005 8575 Barali Beach Resort-------------------039-551238 Chaiya-Chet Bungalows-----------039-551 070 Chokdee Bungalow--------------- 081-910 9052 Coconut Beach Bungalows-------039-551 273 Grand Cabana Hotel -------------039-557225-6 Iyara Garden Resort------------------039-557233 Thai Garden Hill Resort----------039-551573-5 Koh Chang Tropicana----------------039-557122 Koh Chang Paradise Resort ----039-551100-1 Klong Prao Resort--------------------039-551115 Koh Chang Resort & Spa------------02-2775256 Magic Resort-------------------------081-8614829 Nana Supply ------------------------081 683 0830 Panviman Kohchang Resort --- 02-910 8664 Ramayana Resort------------------039-551033-4 Sea & Sun Divers--------------------089-2125013 Sofia Garden Resort -----------------039-557312 VJ Hotel Health & Spa-------------039-5571635 The Dewa Koh Chang -------------039-557-339 Traveler Green Garden-----------080-301-4721 Kai Bae Beach Chang Park Resort & Spa-----------039-557100 Chill Koh Chang---------------------089-4060524 GajaPuri----------------------+66(0) 39 696 918-9 Kai Bae Hut-------------------------- 081-862 8426 Koh Chang Cliff Beach------------ 081-966 3370 Sea View Resort & Spa ------------ 039-552888 Siam Bay Resort-------------------- 081-945 5789 The Garden Resort -039-557260Lonely Beach Nature Beach Resort-------------- 081-803 8932 Bhumiyama Beach Resort-------039-558067-9 Kachapura Resort -------------------039-558020 Warapura Resort-------------------084-122-9888 Joy Cottage-------------------------083-305-0514 White House-------039-558113, 089-0922322 Bai Lan Beach Resort -------------086-5597954

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Mercure Hideaway-------------------039-619111 Bai Lan Hut -------------------------087-0280796 Nisa Cabana Koh chang -------- 039-558161-3 Bang Bao Fishing Village Koh Chang Grand Lagoona -----02-618 7400 Seabird --------- 087- 091 2146 Nirvana Beach Resort ------ 039-50104850 Buddha View---------------------------039-558089 Why Not Guest House-------------087-0895707 Bang Bao Beach Resort---------- 082-220 6199 West Coast Suan Sam Chan-----------------------039-586028 The Spa Koh Chang Resort---------039-553091 Koh Chang Marina-------081-7826040

Koh Kood

Koh Kood Cabana--------------------039-522955 Koh Kood Laguna -------------------02-3113668 Koh Kood Beach Resort--------(081) 908-8966 Koh Kood Resort & Spa------+66 08 18297751 Klong Chao Resort-------------------039-520337 Siam Beach Resort------------------081-9224495 Shantaa Koh Kood -----------------081-8264077 Captain Hook Resort ----------------039-522895 Peter Pan Resort --------------------089-8326299 Dusita Resort --------------------------039-512902 The Beach Natural Resort-------- 086 0099420 Nee Gueat House------------------ 085 7777232 Koh Rayang Rayang Island Resort --------------083-1180011 Trat Banpu Resort & Spa (Trat)----------039-512400

Koh Mak

Fantasia Resort------------------------039-501013 Good Time Resort-------------------039- 501000 Koh Mak Resort-----------------------039-501013 Koh Mak Guesthouse----------------039-501064 Sunset Bungalow-------------------081-8754517 Monkey Resort----------------------089-9268355 Lazy Day Resort---------------------081-8824002, 089-4330970 Ao Kao Resort--------------------------039-501001 Holiday Beach Resort--------------086-7517668 T.K.Hut-----------------------------------039-521631 Koh Mak CoCo Cape-----------------039-501003 Maka Thanee Resort-------------- 085-045 6225 Green View Resort---------------- 089-95762149 Baan Koh Mak-----------------------089-8957592 Big Easy-----------------------------087-353- 9643 Koh mak cottage------------------081-910-2723 Suchanaree Resort --------------- 089-606-2413 Bamboo Hideaway Resort -------- 039-501085 Governments & Clubs Bus Terminal........................................ 039-511986 TAT (Region 5)...............................039-597259-60 Fire Brigade Station...........................039-511044 Electric Supply.....................................039-511626 Water Supply........................................039-520416 TOT Corporation................................. 039322353 Hospital Bangkok Hospital Trat....................039-522555 Koh Chang International Clini..................1719,039-551555 Koh Chang Hospita...........................039-586131

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Police Emergency................................. 191 Directory Assistance .............................1133 TAT.......................................................1672 Tourist Police..................................1155 Highway Police...............................1699 Thai Airway....................................1566 Utility-Electricity ............................1130 Utility - Water.................................1125 Airline Bangkok Airways (PG)....... ...........02-2655555 British Airways (BA)........ ...............086-361747 China Airlines (CI)..... .................02-2534242-3 Japan Airlines (JL)......... .................02-6499500 KLM Airlines (KL)......... ...................02-6791100 Korean Air (KE)....... .....................02-650465-72 Lufthansa Airlines (LH)...... ..........02-2642400 Malaysia Airlines (MH)............02-2630565-71 Qantas Airways (QF)........ .............02-6271700 Singapore Airlines(SQ)....... ..........02-2360440 Swissair (SR)......... ........................02-6362160-6 Thai Airways Intl (TG)........ ...........02-2800060 United Airlines (UA).... ..............02-2530558-9 Bank Bank of Ayudhya.........................039-551431-3 Siam City Bank........................... 039-551626-9 Thai Military Bank......................039-551040-1 The Siam Commercial Bank...039-551366-7 Credit Card lost or stolen American Express......................02-2335644-5 Master / Visa Card...........................02-2567326 Embassies & Consulates Australia............................................02-2872680 Belgium.............................................02-2360150 Britain.................................................02-2530191 Cambodia ........................................02-2546630 Canada..........................................02-6360540-1 Denmark.......................................... 02-2132021 Finland...........................................02-2569306-9 German..............................................02-2879000 Italy.................................................02-2854090-3 Norway .........................................02-2610230-5 Russia..................................................02-2349824 Sweden.............................................02- 2544954 USA......................................................02-2054000 Vietnam..............................................02-2517202 Police Koh Chang Police.......................039-586190-1 Laem Ngop Tourist Police.....039-597259-60 Laem Ngop Immigration Office039-597261


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fOOD AND DRINK tic sunset dining right on the beach can also be arranged.

The resort’s Beach Bar Restaurant is perfect if you prefer to dine by the beach. Or why not dine in a peaceful tropical garden setting with the sound of lapping waves at Remark Cottage Restaurant , 5 minutes south of White Sand.

The resort’s Breez es Bar features trendy décor,live music and a wide selection of cocktails, beers and wines. Ton Sai Restaurant recently relocated from White Sand to Klong Prao Beach and serves fusion food.

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With our spacious space Karatee Kitchen is pleased to welcome you to enjoy Thai native taste cuisines. Your party can be arranged in a private zone along with other services

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Paddy’s Paims Iris Pub has an extensive western food menu.15 Palms restaurant on the beach has an all you can eat buffet. Ban Thai Restaurant, Cookies and Banpu Koh Chang Restaurant,

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Koh Chang Lagoon Resort have in-house restaurants at resorts of the same name. All serve seafood, Thai and International favourites on the beach with great sunset views.. Italian food lovers will be delighted to know that there are several good restaurants on the island. If you prefer a fine dining ambiance with candle-lit tables, try La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Buffalo Bill Steak House offers the best steaks on the island. The wild west steak house has a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Expect American sized portions but at Thai prices. The Terrace Restaurant at Chang Buri Resort and Spa is located on the hillside at the southern end of the beach. The restaurant prepares both Thai and European cuisines.

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such as live brand, decoration, bouquet, wedding cake and anything that you wish. The variety of party that we used to do is get together party, birthday party, wedding celebration, anniversary celebration etc. Special offer!! 10% discount on foods for Koh Chang Pattaya & Beyond readers. For more information and reservation, please contact: 039-551-033 or

Good value food and wine plus local artwork.A healthconscious vacation is now possible at the Boutique Restaurant where they serve healthy and vegetarian food. For beautiful views across the bay,

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The Cinnamon Retaurant and The Hill Bar, at AANA Resort are great places for a sunset drink or lunch or evening meal. The resort’s Beach Bar is also open daily for Thai dishes, drinks and cocktails. At the southern end of Klong Prao beach, The Cove Terrace, at the 5 star Amari Emerald Cove boasts an all-day a la carte menu. Exclusive roman-

Chai Chet Seafood at Chai Chet Resort is the restaurant which serves some of the best seafood dishes in the area.Elsewhere In Kai Bae, enjoy a homey, cozy atmosphere at the K.B. restaurant by the beach which serves local favorites, fresh seafood, and international food.


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Karatee Kitchen proudly offers Thai cuisine served in native taste plus a BBQ station by our Executive Chef from various regions of Thailand. As we are located on the island, all dishes are cooked with daily fresh-from-the-sea seafood and fresh ingredients.

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Set in the greenery garden, the restaurant lets you to experience a romantic night at Koh Chang.

For reservation or pick-up, please call us: 039 551 033.

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Open daily from 11.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.

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Our chef creates more than 100 menus at affordable prices. Not only our delicious dishes, we serve a variety of drink and cocktails. A duo brand will entertain you every day of the week.


GENERAL INFO

OTHER ISLANDS

Waterfalls

Nonsi waterfall At the northernmost tip of Koh Chang, offers the spectacular wonder of bird watching.Alternatively, ride mountain bikes for a dded thrills.

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Lonely Beach (Had Tha Nam) The southernmost of the west coast beaches. The area has wonderful views and is ideal as a location for relaxing & getting away from it all

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Klong Plu Waterfall This tree-tier water is a pleasant place to swim and relax, near Klong Prao and Kai Bae beaches.

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White Sand Beach (Had Sai Khao) Is one of the longest beaches on Koh Chang.Bungalows and resorts easily be found as can a wide variety of restaurants andshops.

Than Mayom waterfall This magnificent four-tiered waterfall is the most famous and popular on Koh Chang. King Rama V and King Rama VI once visited it and inscribed their names on thestones on the highest cliff of the cascade. Kiri Petch waterfall There is a pool at the first level. Situated near Salak Phet village.

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Klong Nueng Waterfall is a small waterfall situated at Salak Phet.

Klong Prao Beach Is slopes gently and ideal for swimming all along it’s length. Development is limited on the extensive beachfront so finding a quiet spot away from the crowds is easy to do. Kai Bae Beach Is home to many excellent small bungalow resorts and a couple of larger resorts. Bars, restaurants an shops and sandybeacmake this area ideal for family holidays. Chang Noi Beach The half moon bay, at the northern tip of Koh Chang, is very scenic with a cape and a long stretch of palm fringed white sand. 20

Villages Klong Son Is the first village there are many local people lived there. The visitors can found for many resort and activities here.

Koh Ngam lies a few hundred metres from the southwestern tip of Koh Chang. It is reminiscent of a smaller Koh Phi-phi as it consists of two hills linked together by a wide sandbar. Dolphins are often seen in this area and the island’s unspoilt twin lagoons make for a great place to swim.. The 100 metre hill on the southwestern side of the island can be climbed to give great views of outlying islands such as Koh Maak and Koh Wai.

Koh Sai Khao This island is in the middle of Salakphet Bay. Koh Sai Khao is a private island with a sole resort, however, it can easily be reached by inquisitive canoe paddling visitors.Koh Yuak, Koh Man Nai, Koh Man Nok, Koh Suwan, Koh Plee, Koh RomThis mini-archipelago of small inshore islands is located between 200 metres and a kilometer off the west coast of Koh Chang.

Koh Rom Kohrom or ‘umbrella island’ named after the umbrella shaped tree that stands on the rocky island, is also a good snor keling & inshore dive spot with colourful corals in 6 metres of water. The island nearest the south of Kai Bae beach is Koh Man Nai.This island’s sandy shore can be reached by foot, from the beach outside Seaview hotel, at low tide when waters are barely chest deep. Koh Klum The area around Koh Klum has historical significance as the sight of a major battle between Thai and French navies.Nowadays, more peaceful pursuits, such as diving and fishing, take place off it’s shores.

Bang Bao, A very interesting site to visit for the residents like any fisherman’s village, fresh seafood can easily be obtained here. Salak Phet Are located in the East Coast of Koh Chang. It popular for fresh seafood with represents the local lifestyle and there are in expensive boats for rent, ac­ com­modation, home stay or several small resort around the bay.

Koh Yuak Koh Yuak is the largest and possesses a small beach, clear water and some good snorkeling possibilities.


TIMETABLE

BUS SCHEDULE Cherdchai Tour : 02 3912237

To Ekamai

From Morchit

08.30 am 02.30 pm

08.30 am 05.30 pm

Bus 999 : Tel : 089 7525732 07.30 am 11.00 am

11.30 am 19.00 pm

Limousine Serv : 039 551 398

KOH MAK

13.40 PM

14.10 PM

FARE

( 450 BAHT )

( 600 BAHT )

KOH KOOD

KOH MAK

TRAT

10.00 AM.

10.40 AM

11.10 PM

( 350 BAHT )

( 600 BAHT )

FARE

Laem Sok CP Speed Boat 087 1361102 DEPARTURE

07.30 am 09.30 am 12.30 pm 04.00 pm 11.30 pm

06.00 am 09.30 am 12.30 pm 03.30 pm

ARRIVAL

TRAT

KOH MAK

09.00 AM.

09.40 AM

10.10 AM ( 600 BAHT )

FARE

( 450 BAHT )

KOH KOOD

KOH MAK

TRAT

12.00 PM.

12.30 PM

13.10 PM

( 350 BAHT )

( 600 BAHT )

FARE

TIMETABLE

Ko Kut express. www.kokutexpress.com

60 Minutes

Tel (087)7490030, (039) 501150

Koh kood Laem Sok

Laem Sok Koh kood

10.00 am 12.00 am

SPEED KOH CHANG SpeedBoat One way Ticket

Laem ngob - Koh Chang Koh Chang - Laem ngob

10.00am 13.45pm 16.00pm 18.30pm

6.00am 18.00pm

8.45am 12.15am 14.15pm 16.45pm 10 Minutes 180.-/ SEAT

4,500.-/ 30 SEAT

2,500.-/ 15 SEAT

Tel:083-5895929

NOR NOU.KAIBAE Hut Daily Speed Boat 081-982-9870,081 817-6832 Every day

Koh Chang 09.00 am Koh Chang 11.00 am Koh Kood 09.00 am. Koh Kood 11.00 am.

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Koh Kood 10.30 am. Koh Kood 12.30 am. Koh Chang 11.00 am. Koh Chang 13.00 am.

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Pearl Beach Penny’s Restaurant 039 551 122 Klong Prao Beach Cinnamon 039 551 359 The Cove Terrace 039 552 000 Tonsai Restaurant 089 895 7229 V.J. Restaurant 039 557 163 Chai Chet Restaurant 039 551 070 E-MOE 039 557 317 KA-TI Culinary 039 557 252 Mui-ing Seafood 086 943-2101 Karatee Kitchen 039 551 033 The Dewa Koh Chang 039 557 339 Kai Bae Beach The Chill-Out Café 039 552 555 Rimtalay Restaurant 039 557 100 Kai Bae Marina 087 044 0385 K.B. Restaurant 039 557 125 Sir Henry Morgan 084 911 1295 Tatum Steak House 084-855-6379 Hua Pla Moh Fai 039-557-075 ( Lonely Beach ) Bai Lan Beach Reef Bar 039 619 111 Sea Terrace Restaurant 039 619 018, 087 351 7006 The Bay Restaurant 039 619 111 Bang Bao Beach Buddha View 039 558 157 Ruen Thai Seafood 087 000 1662 Chow Lay Sea Food 039 558 118, 081 940 6097 Salak Phet Fishing Village Salakphet Seafood 081 821 2706

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White Sand Beach Cookies Restaurant 039 551 107 Chowlay Seafood 2 081 940 6097 081 917 9084 Hillside Coffee Shop 039 551 242 KC Grande Coffee 039 552 111 Plaloma Cliff Restaurant 039 551 119 15 Palms Restaurant 039 551 095 Banthai 039 551 108-9 081 940 6097 081 917 9084 Sabay Bar 081 864 2074 Sala Thai Restaurant 039 551 242 Terrace Restaurant 039 551 242 Buffalo Bill’s Steak 039 551 451 Chester’s Grill 039 551 480 Jensen 087 147 2979 La Dolce Vita 089 683 5057 Norng Bua 1 081 862 5588 Norng Bua 2 089 608 1740 Paddy’s Palms Irish Pub 039 619 085 Texas Steakhouse 086 176 8890 Sang Tawna Restaurant 039 551 475 Ploy Seafood 081-865-1301

KOH KOOD

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Krua Talay Seafood 039 586 073 Krua Chao Koh Seafood 039 555 057 084 144 0820 Vimarn Kaew Restaurant 039 555 111

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RESTAURANT

Klong son Beach

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Koh Chang -Banphe - Pattaya 10.30 am - 11.00 am

Suparat Tour : 02 3912331 08.30 am 10.30 am 12.00 pm 02.30 pm 05.00 pm 11.00 pm

Siriwhite Speed Boat 089 0995093

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To Morchit

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KOH MAK TODAY

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Koh Mak is a relatively small, island, far more the typical desert island model than the mountainous Koh Chang and Koh Kood. And as most development is limited to the western side of the island, no matter where you stay you are usually within a walking or cycling distance of wherever you want to go . . . which is just as well as you can’t expect much in the way of public transport.

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Although there are a couple of pick up truck taxis on the island now which charge 50 Baht/person. Coconut palms, rubber plantations and dusty dirt roads account for 90% of the scenery on the island with which equates to this not only being a beach destination but one that’s also suitable for people wanting to explore by mountain bike.

In the northwest of the island, Suan Yai Beach, offers sun worshipper’s the chance to toast themselves along a 2 kilometre stretch of white sand beach. From Koh Mak Vista it’s only 5 minutes walk to the southwestern shore of the island where you’ll find Ao Kao beach, the northern stretch of which is the most developed area on the island which small resorts lining the beach and an increasing number of small cafes and restaurants on the main road which runs along the rear of the resorts

Other areas of the island that you might like to visit include Ao Nid Pier – Located on the east, Ao Nid Pier is the main cargo pier and has good views south to Koh Kood. From the pier, a paved road leads to the centre of the island and then branches off to the various beaches. Nearby is Wat Samakkeetham, Buddhist temple which also overlooks the bay and is open to all. Highlights include a huge tree and if you look at the standing Buddha statues you’ll notice that the images have definite feminine curves and features – in tribute to the founder of the temple, the mother, and grandmother, of many of the island’s current resort owners, who donated the money to build it.

There are 2 villages on Koh Mak, ‘Ban Ao Nid’ on the Southeastern coast is home to around 50 families plus the island’s school, temple and clinic and ‘Ban Laem Son’ which lies in the northwest corner of the island away from virtually all of the tourist development. Elsewhere you will find smallhamlets of a few homes clustered in areas on the eastern shores. 24


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Good Time Resort on Koh Mak The Good Time Resort offers 15 Thai-Villas and 7 rooms, settled in lush gardens. The resort is located just between the two best beaches of Koh Mak. The accommodations combines Thai-design with space and privacy. Relax at the romantic pool, or at the Asian Spa. Enjoy traditional Thai-or sea-food at the Good Time Restaurant. Visit the little library with free internet access.

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Holiday Beach Resort

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Tel: 086 751 7668 Where you can meet the privacy resort and friendly atmostphere restaurant with “ Pom

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Hindard Resort

KOH KOOD

Ban Mak Dang Private and tranquil, Ban Mak Dang offers you a TRUE get away‌ Spacious modern bungalows located in a serene garden atmosphere. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates.

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A warm welcome awaits you at Hindard Resort on Koh Kood is your gateway to one of Thailand's most pristine islands. A white sand beach, crystal clear sea, amazing corals and scenic waterfalls are on your doorstep. Your privacy and comfort is our aim and each bungalow offers all the comforts of home with a high standard of service.

Call: 081-7816409 , 081-7629519 (English) E-mail : hindard@hindardresort.com ,Website : www.hindardresort.com


Holiday Beach Resort

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Tel: 086 751 7668 Where you can meet the privacy resort and friendly atmostphere restaurant with “ Pom

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E-mail : pom2511@hotmail.com www.holidaykohmak.com

KOH KOOD

Ban Mak Dang Private and tranquil, Ban Mak Dang offers you a TRUE get away‌ Spacious modern bungalows located in a serene garden atmosphere. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates.

For Booking Contact: Telephone: 0867517668 or 084 1458118 Email: Kp2510@hotmail.com

A warm welcome awaits you at Hindard Resort on Koh Kood is your gateway to one of Thailand's most pristine islands. A white sand beach, crystal clear sea, amazing corals and scenic waterfalls are on your doorstep. Your privacy and comfort is our aim and each bungalow offers all the comforts of home with a high standard of service.

Call: 081-7816409 , 081-7629519 (English) E-mail : hindard@hindardresort.com ,Website : www.hindardresort.com

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THE ISLAND OF KOH KOOD Thailand’s best kept secret

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Koh Kood has a lot to offer and visitors who come here usually find it difficult to leave. Many people re-visit year after year, drawn by the relaxed and laid back pace of life and natural beauty of the island.There are a number of stunning beaches and beautiful bays with crystal-clear waters - perfect for lazing the day away and relaxing during your stay here.

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Some of the more popular beaches are Taphao Beach, Klong Chao Beach, Klong Hin Beach and Phrao Beach. Besides relaxing on these tropical stretches of white sand, snorkeling at the beautiful coral reefs is also popular and magical way to spend your time.

The Klongs (rivers) are a gentle alternative, but sea kayaking is also a lot of fun!

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The Koh Kood waters are home to a stunning variety of marine life which can be explored free-diving and snorkeling the shallows. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, kayaks and canoes are available for rent from a number of resorts.

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Klong Chao waterfall can be reached by Kayak and it’s a peaceful paddle, during which you can also enjoy the beautiful bird life of the Klong. Some of the more expensive Resorts on Koh Kood offer Banana/Donutboat-trips and water-skiing.Visitors can do drop line fishing at the beaches and bays or rent a boat over night (about 3000 Baht) in order to try night time fishing. The village Aow Salad (Baan Aow Salad) in the Salad Bay (Aow Salad) is located in the northeast part of the island. It is the biggest fishing village on Koh Kood and fresh seafood can be bought every day. It’s a fun day trip and an interesting glimpse into the local way of life.


PATTAYA HISTORY Climate : Pattaya has three seasons. November to February, it’s high seasons, March to May it’s windy and June to October hot and also raining. Accommodation : Ranges from luxuriously appointed beachside hotels with superb convention facilities to simple guesthouses.

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Fifty years ago Pattaya was a sleepy little fishing village. Its only claim to fame being that it had, in the Vietnam War and an incursion by more benign foreign troops. Thailand supported the American efforts in the area by providing bases, manned by thousands of young Americans requiring rest and recreation. Pattaya continued to grow in popularity at such a rate, with both Thai and foreign tourists, that the local government could not cope with the administration. The Administrative and infrastructure conbined with Naklua took place in 1976 and the government promulgated the Pattaya City Act B.E. 2521 (1978), thereby joining Naklua and Pattaya to form the fifth local government municipality. Thus Pattaya City was born, and with an ever-increasing influx of visitors and residents from the burgeoning surrounding industrial estates, she has developed into what she is today.

Residents and Lifestyles : Pattaya has many expatriate residents, and is essentially an international tourist resort and expanding city, so the Thai population is itself very internationalized. Most notices are in English as well as Thai, and you will find plenty of signboards in German and even Russian. Most vendors are used to non-Thai speakers and are ready with at least a smattering of English or German, vigorous miming, a smile, and an ever-ready calculator. Within twenty years, Pattaya has been transformed from a sleepy fishing community into an international resort often referred to as the ‘Thai Rivera’. Pattaya is literally a place where East meets West, both in color and character, and is probably the most cosmopolitan place in Thailand after Bangkok.

AROUND PATTAYA

Pattaya Beach : A curving 4 kilometre beach on the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya is split into three main areas. South Pattaya is the hub of Pattaya’s nightlife with all manner of shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and general action. As you progress northwards, along the tree-lined promenade which is home to many of Pattaya’s mid-range beachfront hotels. Naklua Beach : Immediately north of Pattaya, is a much quieter beach with a fishing harbour; in fact, many of the locals still make a living from fishing. It doesn’t have as many restaurants or expensive resort hotels as its neighbour to the 30

south, but neither does it have the rowdy nightlife. Jomtien Beach : Around the headland, about 2 kilometres south of Pattaya, Jomtien is quieter and less congested than its more famous neighbour but has an ever increasing range of good value accommodation and restaurants. More toned down than Pattaya, it’s becoming very popular, especially for lovers of water sports-it’s Thailand’s premier windsurfing location.

Koh Larn : Koh Larn or Coral Island, is a 45 minute ride offshore by tourist boat or 15 minute hop by speed boat and is the largest of Pattaya’s conveniently located islands. Major attractions include sightseeing tours along coral reefs viewed from a glass-bottomed boat, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, skiing, and parasailing. Koh Sak : Only 600 metres from Koh Larn. Koh Sak is a tiny horseshoe shaped island. Its twin beaches are a usual stop for day tripping tourists to swim. There’s also a coral reef just off the beach. Koh Phai : A further 40 minutes sail Beyond Koh Larn lies Koh Phai, a virtually deserted island which is under the jurisdiction of the Royal Thai Navy. Visitors are not allowed to stay overnight here, but it has fine sandy beaches that are open during the day and receive relatively few visitors even in high season. Koh Krok : A very small island, around 8 k ilometers from the mainland that is most frequently visited by divers and snorkellers who are keen to explore the vibrant coral reefs.


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PATTAYA ATTRACTION

SPECIAL EVENT

Pattaya activities Mini Siam This is a miniature city where replicas of important historical sites in Thailand and many other world-renowned are structures are also prominently displayed, at scales varying from 1:1 to 1:25. Entrance fee to the park is Bt. 250 for adult / Bt. 120 for children Tel. 038-421628.

Their performances are so magnificent amusing and the settings are so fascinating that the show is a must for all visitors.

Daily show: 6.30, 8.00, 9.30 pm. For reservation Tel: 038-410224-7

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The Giant vineyard in the area of 1,000 rai. It grows grapes of 12 family during the years. The most beautiful view for tourist is to see the vineyard nearby big reservoir as watching the sun goesdown. Also the fresh grapes are ready to sell for tourists including serve kind of wines and juices. Rental ATV car can be made for touring. For more information : Tel. (038)938-123, Bangkok Tel. (02)231-6565 www.silverlakethai.com

A unique magical experience. A must see show in Pattaya. Most popular cabaret show in Thailand and Asia.

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Silverlake Vineyard

The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction which covers the area of more than two rai the top point of the building is about 105 meters high. It was constructed to withstand the wind and sunshine on the seashore at Ratchavate cape, Tumbon Nakluae, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi Province.

Alcazar cabaret show a new wave of entertainment.

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Thai Culture and heritage from the four regions of Thailand.) Northern, central, north -eastern and southern regions more than so paddles boats are on standby to ferry visitors around the compound. Also they provides daily several cultural performances, native to the four regions. More than 110 boutique-shops presenting wooden hand carvings, silks and cloth weaving, together into OTOP products. Located nearby out skirts of Pattaya on Sukhumvit road, On the way to Bang Saray and Sattahip. Tel. (038)706-340 www.pattayafloatingmarket.com

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Underwater World Pattaya It is the place where you can see all kinds of thousand fishes alive in gulf of Thailand. Tourist can walk under the transparencytunnel where you can watch all kind of fishers swimming in the ankle of ISO. The tunnel is 105 metre length. It is divided into three zone, coral zone/ shark zone/ zone of small fishes. Tel. (038)756-879 33


Transportation Getting to Pattaya Pattaya can be arrived in a comfortable 2 and half hour drive along Sukhumvit Highway via Bang Pakong, Chonburi and Sri Racha and one can also avoid Chonburi by opting for State Highway 36 (ChonburiPattaya-Rayong) or motorway from Bangkok. (Rama 9 Rd., Chonburi)

around pattaya Special Free Event! Song Thews : pass the mainly area for a set fare of Bt.10 get in the destination and pay the fare after you have get off to Jomtien, a popular run for visitors going to the beach life for several sport activities, the fare is Bt.30 but to Naklua, popular to local going to the fresh food market, it is Bt.10.

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By Flight : Thai International Airways operate an airconditioned limousine service between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Pattaya booking may be made by telephoning 038-423140-1

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By Bus : Roong Reung Coach air- conditioned buses service leave from North Pattaya to Ekamai every 30 minutes. Air- con buses from Pattaya also leaves every 30 minutes to Morchi

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By Boats : Pattaya’s nearest island is some 45 minutes by ordinary boat (15 min.by speedboat) from Bali Hai Pier local travel agents sell Bt.280 tickets round trip, including lunch on a ferry service departing 9.30, 11.30 am. costs is Bt.180 without lunch sailing junks also make the trip to Larn island the trip includes lunch and coral viewing, with departure 9.30 am., 4.30 pm. return the trip costs Bt.300 Minibus : There are three line offers call 038-757340-1

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Car Rentals : Pattaya’s car rental is the most convenient style to chosen top choice are Qcars Rentals Tel: 038 231 694, Mata Service call 081 295 6639 and DV Car Rental call 038 371482 all types of vehicle are fully insured and up to international vehicle hire standards. There are wide selections of brands for car and other quality vehicles.

Motorbike Rentals : A motorbike can be hire for Bt.150 a day a license to drive in Pattaya is a must. Beachside vendors also have a wide selection of bikes for rent Bt.300 a day or Bt.50-60 an hour.


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October 2012