Surely many have already been fed up with winter, the chilly weather and gray in the street. Therefore, I invite you to plunge into the summer cocktail Koh Chang Islands: blue sea and warm rain, hot sun and lilac sunsets, emerald greens and mountain landscapes. I stayed on Koh Chang was only about two weeks old, but managed to shake it. At least for myself “pretty”, so as usual I spend a lot of time behind the blog while traveling and I don’t have many trips. This time I went somewhere every day and at the computer almost did not sit. I also have separate detailed post – What to see in Koh Chang.
First of all, I would like to share my photos of those places and beauty that I was able to see. In my opinion some from the pictures turned out very much even like the most. Although, Of course, they do not convey even half of how there can be beautiful. In the second place, I would like to quite a bit to tell about your impressions of the island of Koh Chang. Just remember, I do not I pretend to be a connoisseur of this island and can be mistaken in some way. On the other hand, first impressions are valuable when the eye is still not zamylen. Of course, second impressions are also important. after living there as an expat, but this is not my case
Koh Chang in pictures
My photos will have nothing to do with the text, i.e. impressions apart from the photos. Therefore, just a photo series in sequences around the island from the west coast to east.
Ice cream in a cafe on the beach contrasts very much with my window view
Warm rain before sunset on Chang
Cozy beach and wooden cafe
Photos of Koh Chang Island
Cafe where I was hiding from the rain
Good to sit together near the water in the gazebo
Fishing Village Bang Bao
At low tide the water goes away and leaves the boat lying on the sand.
Fishermen wash themselves on the ship
Some horse prices for seafood
In some places the land is red
Beautiful sunset in the village of Bang Bao
Bang Bao Lighthouse
Photos of Koh Chang Island
The coolest turn on Chang near Lonely Beach
Sunset on Chang, view from the observation deck
Kayaking on the neighboring islands of Chang, I recommend
On small islands there is a tradition to hang all kinds of trees jokes
In the sand lying wreckage of coral
In the distance is the island of Chang
In English, the menu, you can not even translate—
Google translate did not do well
The traditional photo of Chang – the beach and sun loungers
We sat together and left
Garbage is found on some beaches.
Short but colorful fire show
Martian Landscapes of Koh Chang
In the evening, the water goes from the shore, and in all the cafes are lit. lights
Short but colorful fire show
View of White Sand Beach
Monkeys attacked the garbage on the road
Strange building, where the entrance is prohibited
Not a tourist and deserted beach
One of the local marinas on the east
Sometimes you go quite along the water
Berth, as a runway for my motorbike
Road on the east coast of Koh Chang
Mountainous terrain that I love very much
With repair of roads in the non-tourist part do not hurry
The roads to the southeast are completely unpaved in some places.
Houses on the water, where you can live in solitude for 3000 baht in sukti
An indispensable attribute of all the beaches of Chang
Small, but completely deserted beach
Impressions of Koh Chang
I liked the White Sand beach the most for my stay. Beach, the most crowded and most popular. Perhaps because before it’s the closest to get there, there are mini-markets, budget accommodation, mini-market with scoops. From here it is most convenient to ride around the island. and see the sights, it turns out that you are like in the middle of all routes, you can then one way along the coast go then to another. I also liked Long Beach, where on the contrary, there is no one at all, complete unity with nature and another handful the same “hippies” as me.
I also got the impression that I could not be here to live a long time. Come for a week, yes, maybe for a month, but no more. One of the reasons for the infrastructure, which on the island is not very much. Although not to say that I use something so special. The only thing, what I missed there is some big Big C. But The main thing, why I didn’t really want to stay there, atmosphere. Not to say that it is bad, it’s just the usual atmosphere resort, and I do not really complain about such places. But there is no other way where there is a sea. By the way, many old-timers say that Koh Chang spoiled in the last two years after there was a lot visitors from Pattaya. And I tend to agree with this, although not saw the old chang. There are enough packeteers from Pattaya, the inscriptions are already in Russian, Thai speak Russian—
However, Koh Chang is still a pleasant place to live some time by the sea. In general, it is worth going here for nature, landscapes are great, the waterfalls are cool, the sea is blue. When you ride a bike around the island, you just can’t help but notice this beauty. I recommend a ride on the east side. Simply the trip along the coastline itself can already be considered entertainment.
The only thing but if you are not in trouble with the bike, then move around will be somewhat problematic, at least if it comes to the east coast, because there are rare bus. But also riding a bike you need to be careful not to drive too much. There are a couple of steep climbs with turns, but if it’s not hot, then you can drive them without problems. Especially careful has meaning in the rain, right in front of me people fell on turns and on small speed, apparently the tires were completely bald.
In general, mixed feelings left the island, and it seems there is something attractive, and seemingly not quite right—
P.S. Somehow I already had a similar post with a little amount of text was called “Thailand in Pictures”: part 1 and part 2.
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