Koh Chang, the name meaning "elephant Island", is the largest of Thailand's Gulf Island and located on the eastern side of the Thai Gulf near Cambodia and off the coast of Thailand's Trat Province. Once in Trat it is just a one hour ferry ride to the island, which allows you to bring you car with you to better allow you to explore the huge island.
The interior of the island is mostly part of Thailand's National Park System. The interior is full of amazing tropical forest that you can explore that include amazing waterfalls and tropical life not seen in the western world. There are also areas for the brave explorer to dangle from ropes in the tropical canopy, safely with a qualified instructor. There are also areas that you can ride the Thai jungle elephant through the forest.
The coast of Koh Chang is full of pockets of white sand beaches which beckon you to relax in the warm waters of the Thai Gulf. The beaches are mostly on the western side of the island. The waters around the island, which are rich in sea life, are also great for Scuba diving and snorkeling.
One of the best things to explore is the fresh seafood in one of many awesome restaurants on the island, Thai style of course.
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