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Mu Ko Chang National Park
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Mu Ko Chang National Park is located in the west of Sub-district Laem Ngop, Trat. Its in the west area of Thai gulf and lies in a group of 40 islands. There are plenty of rock eminencies but Ko Chang is the biggest island in Mu Ko Chang National Park. Its boundaries are marked by Tambon Bang Pid, Sub-district Laem Ngop, Trat to the north. Tambon Ko Maak, Ko Kood District, Trat, to the south. Laem Ngop sub-district, Laem Ngop District, Trat to the east. Ko Chang sub-district, Ko Chang District, Trat to the west.

Topography
Ko Chang is the biggest island lies in a group of 40 islands in Mu Ko Chang National Park. Its 8 kilometers far from Laem Ngop. It stretches from north to southeast about 30 kilometers with 14 kilometers width. The island includes a section of mountain range. The remarkable mountains are Khao Laan, Khao Klong Ma Yom and Khao Sa Lak Petch. The hightest mountaintop is on Khao Sa Lak Petch range with the height of 743 meters above mean sea level. The remaining area is varies from 0 700 meters high above mean sea level. Theres narrow mud and rocks beach in the east while theres sand and rocks beach in the west of the island. Short rivers and streams on Ko Chang are lying all over the area where the sea and the creek collide. It located behind the beach, which will flows to Mangrove Forest and then pour into the sea around them.

Climate
Wet season starts from May to October. Its the time of the southwest monsoon while dry season starts from November to February. Dry season is the time of northwest monsoon that cools the temperature down. Summer starts from March to April. In this season, the sun passes the equator above the wind. The weather is hot, especially in April.

Flora and Fauna
The mountain slopes are covered by dense Tropical Evergreen Forest which due to the historically low level of habitation on the island is largely undisturbed (until recently when more people move here) The principle tree species present include Dipterocarpus alatus, D. turbinatus, Anisoptera costata, Hopea odorata, Irvingia malayana, Podocarpus neriifolius, Diospyrosspp., Castanopsis spp., Croton spp., Oncosperma horrida, Caryota mitis., Daemonorops spp., Korthalsia grandis, Bauhinia bracteata, Freycinetia sumatrana, Platycerium coronarium, Amomum spp., Boesenbergia pandurata and Kaempferia pulchra. Around the villages of Salak Phet, Salak Khok, Khlong Son and Khlong Phrao Bay are areas of Beach Forest. The dominant tree species here are Terminalia catappa, Calophyllum inophyllum, Melaleuca leucadendra, Eugenia grandis, E. spicata, and Pandanus odoratissimus. In the more sheltered spots, especially where freshwater enters the sea to produce brackish water, fairly large areas of Mangrove Forest exist. These mangrove forests consists of a combination of tree species including Rhizophora mucronata, R. apiculata, Ceriops decandra, C. tagal, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, B. parviflora, Avicennia alba, Xylocarpus granatum, X. moluccensis, Hibiscus tiliaceus and Cerbera odollum. Wildlife surveys undertaken in 1992 recorded 29 species present within the national park. Animals seen included; Wild pig, Barking deer, Slow loris, Stump-tailed macaque, Silvered langur, Eastern mole, Small Indian civet, Javan mongoose plus several species of Bats, Squirrels, Rats and Mice. The bird list for the park currently numbers 74 species of which 61 are resident. More common sightings include Pacific reef-egret, Yellow-vented bulbul, Nightjar, Pacific swallow, White-breasted waterhen, Green imperial pigeon and Oriental pied hornbill. Migratory visitors to the islands include Little heron, Greater sand-plover, White-winged tern, Brown noddy, Black-naped oriole, Pale-legged leaf warbler, Artic warbler and Barn swallow. Two common breeding visitors to the islands are the Blue-winged pitta and the Hooded pitta, both of which have very distinctive whistling calls often heard early in the morning and in the evening. Commonly seen passage migrants include Blue-throated flycatcher, Blue-and-white flycatcher and the Eastern-crowned warbler. The survey team discovered 42 species of reptiles and amphibians. More commonly seen of which are; Malayan mud turtle, Indian monitor lizard, Water monitor lizard, White-face blue garden lizard, Tokay gecko, East indian brown sided grass skink, Python, Racer, Rat snake, King cobra, Common asiatic toad, Green ricefield frog, Common tree frog, Bulters chorus frog and Rugosed frog. An endemic species found here and nowhere else is the aptly named Kohchang frog ( Rana kohchangae). Ko Chang islands are situated a long way away from any mainland rivers and thus the water around the islands is very clear and free from sediment. Thus the beaches are of clean white sand with crystal clear seawater and rich marine life. In the sheltered locations coral reefs occur with numerous coral types such as Massive coral, Staghorn coral, Laminar coral, Columna coral, Giant clams, Sea anemone, Sea fan, Sea star, Marine fishes and seaweeds. This marine diversity can be observed at many locations around the park, particularly good sites include Ko Chang noi, Ko Yuak, Ko Man Nok, Ko Khlum, Ko Wai, Ko Lao Ya, Ko Ngam, Ko Rang, Ko Kra, and along the eastern side of Ko Chang island. Another good place to explore the marine life is around the wrecks of the Thai warships "Songkhla" and "Chonburi" in Salak Phet bay on the southern end of the island.


Accommodation
Hotels - resorts located neaby this national park.
# Accommodation Name Price/Unit Detail
1.  Panviman Koh Chang Resort BHT 5,800.00 
2.  Aiyapura Resort and Spa BHT 4,400.00 
3.  Banpu Koh Chang Hotel BHT 2,000.00 
4.  Koh Chang Cliff Beach USD 91.00 
5.  T.K. Hut Resort BHT 1,400.00 
6.  Koh Mak Resort BHT 1,600.00 
7.  Barali Beach Resort BHT 4,300.00 
8.  Sea View Resort & Spa Koh Chang BHT 3,210.00 
9.  Chang Buri Resort and Spa BHT 1,400.00 
10.  Magic Resort BHT 1,900.00 
11.  KohkoodAonoi BHT 1,400.00 
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Accommodations in national park area.
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Zone Accommodation Bedrooms Bathrooms Guests/
Unit
Price
/Night/
Unit ((Baht)
Facilities Booking
Zone 1   Ko Chang 105 (Chokchabordee) 3 2 6 1,800 mattress (3.5 feet bed), fan, television, refrigerator, water heater, vacuum bottle , towel
Zone 1   Ko Chang 106 (Chokchalak) 3 2 6 1,800 mattress (3.5 feet bed), fan, television, refrigerator, water heater, vacuum bottle , towel
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Note :
Zone 1 : Ko Chang 101-106
zone 1 : Ko Chang 011 - Erawan Meeting Room
Map of Mu Ko Chang National Park Accommodation
Map of Mu Ko Chang National Park Accommodation
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Tourist Attractions
Attraction(s) & Trekking/Trailing Map of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Attraction(s) & Trekking/Trailing Map of Mu Ko Chang National Park
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Diving
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Diving
The best place for diving is in Ko Kra-Ko Rang, which located in the south of the national park. You can also go diving at Ko Wai, Ko Lao Khlang-Lao Nok and Ko Khlum
Activities : - Scuba Diving - Snorkelling Diving
Had Khlong Phrao-Laem Chaiyachet
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Had Khlong Phrao-Laem Chaiyachet
Had Khlong Phrao-Laem Chaiyachet is in the west of Ko Chang. Its long beach connected with Had Kai Bae. This is the place where you can enjoy swimming. Khlong Phrao bay is next to Had Khlong Phrao-Laem Chaiyachet. Its the place with a beautiful sight of view but too danger to swim here.
Activities : - View - Activities on Beach
 
Kai Bae beach
Kai Bae beach, this beach is at the southern end of Khlong Phrao bay, and is a safe beach for bathing.
Activities : - Activities on Beach
 
Karm Island
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Activities : - Activities on Beach
Khirii Petch Waterfall
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Khirii Petch Waterfall
Khiri Petch waterfall is in the south of Ko Chang near Ban Sa Lak Petch.
Activities : - Waterfall Traveling - flowers admiring
Khlong Nueng Waterfall
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Khlong Nueng Waterfall
Khlong Nueng waterfall is near Khiri Petch waterfall.
Activities : - Waterfall Traveling
Khlong Phlu WaterFall
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Khlong Phlu WaterFall
Khlong Phlu Waterfall is 3 kilometres from Khlong Phrao Bay community. You have to walk to the waterfall, which takes 20 minutes. The water area is 500 metres far from Khlong Phlu Ranger Station.
Activities : - Waterfall Traveling - Nature trail study
 
Klong Son Bay
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Activities : - Activities on Beach - Nature trail study
Ko Lao Ya Island
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Ko Lao Ya Island
Ko Lao Ya Island, this island takes about 2hours to reach from the ferry terminal at Laem Ngop on the mainland. The island has several resorts situated on beautiful beaches with clear water and some good coral reefs.
Activities : - Activities on Beach - Snorkelling Diving - Scuba Diving
Ko Rang Island
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Ko Rang Island
Ko Rang Island, this island is situated about 18 kms south of the main island. There are no facilities here but it is a good site for camping out. The island is also home to the Edible nest Swiflet, the nests being collected annually
Activities : - Activities on Beach - Scuba Diving - Snorkelling Diving - Camping
Ko Wai Island
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Ko Wai Island
Ko Wai Island, another popular island situated just to the south of Ko Lao Ya and is reached by the same ferry. The island has accomodation, instead of large beaches the coast is mainly rocky. The main attraction is the beautiful coral reefs which occur just offshore. Some of the best and largest coral structures in the area are located here.
Activities : - Snorkelling Diving - Scuba Diving - Activities on Beach
 
Krum Island
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Activities : - View
 
Laem Chang Noi
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Activities : - Snorkelling Diving - Scuba Diving
Lao Ya Island
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Lao Ya Island
Lao Ya Island, this island takes about 2hours to reach from the ferry terminal at Laem Ngop on the mainland. The island has several resorts situated on beautiful beaches with clear water and some good coral reefs.
Activities : - Activities on Beach - Snorkelling Diving - Scuba Diving
Non Si WaterFall
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Non Si WaterFall
Non Si waterfall is in the northeast of Ko Chang near Ban Mai.
Activities : - Waterfall Traveling
 
Phow Island
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Activities : - Activities on Beach - View
Sai Yao Beach
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Sai Yao Beach
Had Sai Yao or Sai Yao Beach is located on the southern part of Ko Chang near Ao Salak Petch. This beach is suitable for water sport. from here, visitors can walk to a viewpoint to see the location of memorable Ko Chang war zone as well as panoramic view of nearby islands such as Ko Laoya, Ao Salak Petch and Ko Wai
The history of Ko Chang war zone was summarized : Many years ago in Salak Phet bay at the southern end of Ko Chang island a border confrontation occured between Thai and French forces, which was a small episode in the long running Indochinese war. The battle took place on 17th January 1941, between three Thai warships the Songkhla, Chonburi and Thonburi and seven French cruisers. The French ships had entered Thai waters and were met by the Thai warships. In the ensuing battle the French ships were repulsed, but in the process the Royal Thai Navy ships, Songkhla and Chonburi sank, with the loss of many men. Every year on the anniversary of the battle the Royal Thai Navy return to the spot where the ships sank to commemorate the battle and the sailors who took part in the engagement.
Activities : - Activities on Beach - Scuba Diving - Historical Sight Seeing
Than Mayom waterfalls
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Than Mayom waterfalls
Than Mayom waterfalls where many kings and members of royal family used to visit as the name shown on the cliff of the waterfall such as Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua, the King Rama V (1876), Phra Monggutklao Chaoyuhua, the King Rama IV (1922), Phra Pokklao Chaoyuhua, the King Rama VII (1927), Queen of Rama Vll (1973). Theres a military sector in the south of Ko Chang.

Activities : - Historical Sight Seeing - Nature trail study - Waterfall Traveling

Contact Address and How to go?
  Contact Address
  Mu Ko Chang National Park
23/7 Mu 3, ko Chang, Amphur King Amphoe Ko Chang Trat Thailand 23170
 
  How to go?
     By Car
 

Only 312 kilometers from Bangkok to Trat (Highway No 3). The bus fee is 157 baht for a fan bus and 194 baht for air-conditioned bus. It takes 17 kilometers from Trat to Laem Ngop dock. The bus fee from Trat to the dock is 12 baht. The ferry departure point is also available at Center point and Ao Tham Ma Chat where you can reach the island at Than Mayom dock, Dan Kao dock or Ao Sap Pa Rot dock. It takes 40 minutes from the mainland to the island. Theres ferry to Ko Chang every hour. The fee is 50 baht. When youre there you can go to all part of the island by local bus.


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National Park Entry Fees
  1. Adult: Baht100-400.-/person (depends on national park)
  2. Children(0 - < 14 years old): Baht50-200.-/person (depends on national park)

Location Map & Other Related Information
Location & Travelling Map of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Location & Travelling Map of Mu Ko Chang National Park
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Mu Ko Chang National Park
23/7 Mu 3, ko Chang, Amphur King Amphoe Ko Chang Trat Thailand 23170
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