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Your Guide.........................2 Transportation.................6 Where to Stay...................8 Activities..........................10 Around the Island.........12 Food & Drink..................16 General Info....................20 Other Islands..................20 Koh Mak Today..............21 Koh Kood.........................26 Pattaya History..............29 Getting to Pattaya........30

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Maps Koh Chang ......................14 White Sand Beach.........17 Klong Prao & Kai Bae....18 Lonely Beach & Bailan..18 Bangbao Bay....................18 Koh Mak............................24 Koh Kood..........................25 Pattaya...............................28

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Editorial Contributor : Ian Mc Namara

Publisher : S. Nvasin

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Your guide

Koh Chang & Beyond

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.

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DASTA DASTA. Organized Saving Energy Knowledge

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Administration of Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism. office space and areas linked Koh Chang (Spp. 1) organized activities to educate about saving energy lamp and measuring the energy consumption of various appliances to teachers and staff of Baan Ang-Kapong school By Professor Nan Pakdee, experts in alternative energy and the team was honored to be guest speakers to educate on April 22, 2013 at Baan Ang-KaPong, Tambol Thasom, Khao Saming District, Trad. Due to Baan Ang-Kapong school had to bear a lot of electricity and increasing every month so they was lots to do in order to reduce energy consumption, which would result in lower electricity bills for the months, then SPP1 has managed the knowledge of this event

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TRANSPORTATION 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.

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The Trat office of Bangkok Airways can be reached on 039 525 29930. 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.

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There are two options, a minivan or a fullsize 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.

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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.) 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. 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 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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WHERE TO STAY Koh Chang Ao Klong Son Furama Exclusive Grand Orchid Resort&Spa Koh Chang River Side Resort BANPHU RESORT

LONELY BEACH Nature Beach Resort Siam Beach Resort 039-555111 039-555050-1 039-555081-2 039-555023

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White Sand Beach Apple Bungalow 039- 551288 15 Palms 039-551095 Paddy’s Palms Resort 039-619083 Keelee ele 039 -551-285 Chang Buri Resort & Spa 039-551242-4 Cookie Hotel 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 Chang Lagoon Resort 039-551201 Mac Resort Hotel 039-551124 Plaloma Cliff Resort 039-551119 Remark Cottage 081-9177851 Sabay Resort 039-551098 Tantawan Bungalows 081-9330559 Tiger Hut Bungalow 081-7623710 Top Resort 039-551364-5White Sand Beach Resort 086-3105553 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 Cove Resort 039-552000Baan Rim Nam 087-005 8575 Barali Beach Resort & Spa 039-557091 Chaiya-Chet Bungalows 039-551070 Chokdee Bungalow 081-9109052 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 Panviman Kohchang Resort 02-910 8664 Ramayana Resort 039-551033-4 Sofia Garden Resort 039-557312 VJ Hotel & Health & Spa 039-5571635 The Dewa Koh Chang 039-557-339 Kai Bae Beach Chang Park Resort & Spa 039-557100 The Chill Resort & Koh Chang 039-552555 GajaPur 039-696918-9 Kai Bae Hut 081-862 8426 Koh Chang Cliff Beac 039-557034-5 Sea View Resort & Spa 039-552888 Siam Bay Resor 039-558080 Garden Resort 039-557260 Bhumiyama Beach Resort 039-558067-9 Kachapura Resort 039-558020 Warapura Resort 039-558123 Joy Cottage 083-3050514 White House 039-558113, 089-0922322 Bai Lan Beach Resort 086-5597954 Mercure Kohchang Hideaway 039-619111 Bai Lan Hut 087-0280796 Kai Bae Beach Resort 039-557132 Nisa Cabana Koh chang 039-558161-3

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Bang Bao Fishing Village Koh Chang Grand Lagoona 02-618 7400 Seabird 087- 091 2146 Nirvana Beach Resort 039-558061 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

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Away Ko Koood Koh Kood Cabana Koh Kood Laguna Koh Kood Beach Resort Koh Kood Resort & Spa Klong Chao Resort Siam Beach Resort Shantaa Koh Kood Captain Hook Resort Peter Pan Resort Dusita Resort The Beach Natural Resort Nee Guest House Hindard Resort The Beach Natural Resort Koh Rayang Rayang Island Resort Trat Banpu Resort & Spa (Trat)

081-8354517 039-522955 02-3113668 081-908-8966 081-8297751 039-520337 081-9224495 081-8264077 039-522895 089-8326299 039-512902 086-0099420 085-7777232 039-520314 085-9000890 083-1180011 039-512400

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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 Makathanee Resort 085-045 6225 Green View Resort 089-95762149 Baan Koh Mak 089-8957592 Koh Mak Cottage 081-910-2723 Suchanaree Resort 089-606-2413 Bamboo Hideaway Resort 039-501085 Governments & Clubs Bus Termina 039-511986 TAT (Region 5) 039-597259-60 Fire Brigade Station 039-511044 Electric Supply 039-511626 Water Supply 039-520416 TOT Corporation 039-322353 Hospital Bangkok Hospital Trat 039-522555 Koh Chang International Clinic 1719,039-551555 Koh Chang Hospital 039-586131

Useful Numbers Hot Line Police Emergency Directory Assistance TAT Tourist Police Highway Police Thai Airways Utility-Electricity Utility - Water

Airline Bangkok Airways (PG) British Airways (BA) China Airlines (CI) Japan Airlines (JL) KLM Airlines (KL) Korean Air (KE) Lufthansa Airlines (LH) Malaysia Airlines (MH) Qantas Airways (QF) Singapore Airlines(SQ) Thai Airways Intl (TG) United Airlines (UA) Bank Bank of Ayudhya Siam City Bank Thai Military Bank The Siam Commercial Bank

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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 Ngob Tourist Police 039-597259-60 Laem Ngob Immigration 039-597261


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ACTIVITIES 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.

081-4895171Coco Massage Chai Chet ,Coco Massage Klong prao Tel : (085) 134-7999,Chada Massage Kai Bae 086 - 8274552

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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

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A variety of boat trip are available around the island. These can take you to travel in 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, 039-551446 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 book ing please call 039-557128, 081-9829870.

Spa & Massage The arts of tradition Thai

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.

message is a priceless intellectual property which can eliminate stress and tension and 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 structure inside silk hangings is located at roadside Klong Prao, Tel.

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


Beach Bar & Restaurant SINCE 1999

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BOOKINGS: 039 619 083 WEB: PADDYSPALMSPUB.COM

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KOHCAHNG & BEYOND Sale Executive

(081) 982-9870,(081) 817-6832

Male or Female, age 23-30 years old. Bachelor's degree of Marketing or related filed. Minimum 0-2 years experience in Sale or Marketing in Advertising and Hotel Strong Communication and good personality Good coordination and customer oriented. Good command in English and computer literacy. Call : 089 - 7755891 (Keng) 11


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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.


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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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Sea sun Bungalow 9/15 Moo 4 ,White Sand Beach Koh Chang, Trat 23170 Tel : +66 (0)860 500 754

Come to Relax with us..... Green environment........... Private and clean............. Inexpensive rate................ Friendly Service.................

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fOOD AND DRINK White Sand Beach 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.

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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 such as live brand, decoration, bouquet, wedding cake

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Paddy’s Paims Iris Pub has an extensive western food menu. Paddy’s Palms Irish Pub has an extensive western and Thai menu. 15 Palms beach reataurant menu includes mexican and Thai dishes and an excellent fish barbeque. Banpu Koh Chang Restaurant, 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. 16

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 www.karateekohchang.com 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 romantic sunset dining right on the beach can also be arranged. 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. 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, 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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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.


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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 )

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.


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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. 21

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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.

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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

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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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Holiday Beach Resort

Kham Nature Resort

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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.

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The Koh Kood waters are home to a stunning variety of ma-

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

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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 Section


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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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 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Continental Bread Bakery & Restaurant The Continental Restaurant are located at Jomtien, Soi Baukhow, Soi Khao Noi

Breakfast they are open 7 am. to 8 pm everyday and dinner at Jomtien open 7 pm. to 10 pm

Call (081) 557-0912

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