Koh Chang is rife with wonderful unspoiled nature and the locals' undisturbed ways of life. Well-suited for everyone in the family, waterfalls are among the most popular attractions on the island. The Shrine of Chao Por Koh Chang, the most revered shrine, is believed to bring peace and good luck to the people on the island. Kids will love the wonderment of the illuminating fireflies in the mangrove area of the island. If you want to see how the locals go about their daily routines, make sure to visit one of the fishing villages along the further south of the island.
For a glimpse of how the locals live, visit fishing villages along the further south of the island. Bang Bao Bay is home to one of the largest fisherman's communities on Koh Chang. While you're there, don't forget to sample what could be the freshest seafood you'll ever have.
There are about five waterfalls on Koh Chang. The most popular and easily accessible ones are Klong Plu Waterfall and Thanmayom Waterfall, both located in Klong Prao area. Klong Plu Waterfall is the only waterfall on the west side and can be reached easily by bike or motorbike from White Sand and Kai Bae beaches. This three-floor waterfall is about 400 metres away from Klong Plu Ranger station.
The Shrine of Chao Por Koh Chang
Not too far from Ao Thammachat pier is the highly-revered shrine of Chao Por and Chao Mae Koh Chang (the Godfather and Godmother Deities of Koh Chang). Legend has it that many prayers have been answered and many wishes granted.
Abundant of fireflies illuminating the night forests can be viewed in the island's mangroves during the cooler months (from November to Janurary). Take a tour or rent a boat to cruise along the waters and revel in this magical experience. Contact your hotel for more details regarding the tours and where to rent a boat.