|Waters||Gulf of Thailand|
|Highest elevation||Khao Salak Phet
12 inhabitants / km²
|main place||White sand beach|
Ko Chang (other spelling: Koh Chang , Thai : เกาะ ช้าง , pronunciation: [ kɔ̀ʔ tɕʰáːŋ ]) is an island in the province ( Changwat ) Trat in the eastern region of central Thailand . Ko Chang is also a small town in Ko Chang County ( Amphoe ) in Trat Province. The distance to the capital Bangkok is about 315 km .
Ko Chang literally means "elephant island", which is due to the natural shape of the island.
The island is about 30 kilometers long and a maximum of 13 kilometers wide. Highest elevation: 744 m. ü. M., "Khao Salak Phet"
- Cool season (November - February)
- Warm season (March - May)
- Rainy season (June - October)
The average temperatures are between 20 ° C and 33 ° C. The amount of precipitation is 2600 mm to 4000 mm.
The island, which is more remote from the major Thai resorts, is increasingly being developed for tourism. White sandy beaches, coral reefs for diving and sights such as waterfalls are attractions for vacationers.
There is no airport on the island, car ferries run regularly to the mainland. The nearest airport is Trat Airport .
- Schmidt, Johannes (1877-1933); Vegetation types from the island of Koh Chang in the Gulf of Siam, 1906 ; Jena (Gustav Fischer Vlg.)
- German information from the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT)
- Information, pictures and 360 ° panoramas about Koh Chang (German)
- Information about getting to Koh Chang (German, 2017)
- Beaches and sights on Koh Chang (German, 2019)
- UNEP islands (English)