Ko Chang

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Ko Chang
Ko Chang
Ko Chang
Waters Gulf of Thailand
Geographical location 12 ° 3 '  N , 102 ° 19'  E Coordinates: 12 ° 3 '  N , 102 ° 19'  E
Ko Chang (Thailand)
Ko Chang
length 30 km
width 13 km
surface 429 km²
Highest elevation Khao Salak Phet
744  m
Residents 5356 (2005)
12 inhabitants / km²
main place White sand beach
Klong Prao Beach
Klong Prao 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.


Ko Chang is located in the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast of Thailand near the border with Cambodia . With 429 km² it is the second largest island in Thailand after Ko Phuket (492 km²).

The island is about 30 kilometers long and a maximum of 13 kilometers wide. Highest elevation: 744 m. ü. M., "Khao Salak Phet"


Ko Chang has a tropical - monsoonal climate with three seasons:

  • 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 .



See also

Web links

Commons : Ko Chang  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Ko Chang  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. UNEP islands (English)