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Loy Krathong Festival 2015

November 26, 2015 – 3:09 PM
Loy Krathong festival on koh Chang

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Celebrating Loy Krathong at Klong Prao temple

On the west of Koh Chang the main, annual, Loy Krathong festivities are held at Klong Prao temple.
Loy Krathong is the Thai festival of love and gratitude. It’s timed to coincide with the full moon in November. Traditionally, floating a ‘krathong’ , …

Songkran on Koh Chang. Happy New Year!

April 21, 2015 – 8:37 PM
Songkran holiday on Koh Chang 2015

Songkran, Thai New Year, has been and gone.  For a few days the island was packed with holidaying Thai families escaping from Bangkok for a few days by the sea.  However, this year seemed a bit more subdued than in previous years as authorities around Thailand had been told to …

The Reality of Postcard Views of Koh Chang – Part 2

April 6, 2015 – 7:31 AM
Postcards from White Sand beach, Koh Chang

A few more comparisons of postcard views compared to reality.  All these are from White Sand beach.  The original photos used on the postcards are over a decade old. As these are from the same beach, I’ve added a photo of the current view from roughly the same spot.  Overall, …

The Reality of Postcard Views of Koh Chang – Part 1

March 18, 2015 – 1:28 PM
Postcards from Koh Chang

A friend, Skipper, who’ve I’ve never met but who I’ve been in touch with for a few years, first by email and now on Facebook sent me an old postcard of Koh Chang.  He bought it whilst he was on the island several years ago.  But looking at it, the …

A Quick Look Around Salakphet

March 15, 2015 – 7:23 PM
Salakphet Koh Chang

January and February have been far busier than normal, so I haven’t had time to get out and about to take photos and as as much content to the site as I’d have liked.  Usually when I had a plan to something came along and the plan was scrapped.  Or …

Dan Kao Beach a.k.a Sai Daeng Beach a.k.a that Beach just South of the Ferry Piers

February 8, 2015 – 5:09 PM
Amber Sands Beach Resort

Drive a couple of minutes south of the main ferry pier on Koh Chang and you’ll pass Centrepoint pier, the much quieter ferry from the mainland, and then a few hundred metres to the south you’ll reach a small beach which is home to three great little resorts.
I’m not exactly …

The Findig Shop – Proof Time Travel is Possible

February 2, 2015 – 8:18 PM
The Findig shop Koh Chang

If you can remember shopping in the late 70s or early 80s then this is for you.  Koh Chang offers visitors a chance to relive their youth with a throwback to the days when stores such as Littlewoods or Woolworths ruled the world.
They succeeded by piling all manner of crap …

Ao Sapporot Ferry Pier From The Air ( Video )

January 28, 2015 – 7:44 PM
Ao Sapporot Ferry Koh Chang

Chances are this will be where you set foot on Koh Chang for the first time.
Ao Sapporot is the Koh Chang pier for ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ the busiest of the two ferry companies which bring people from the mainland to Koh Chang.  The majority of buses and minibuses coming from Bangkok …

Snorkelling ( Feeding the Fish ) at Koh Yuak

January 25, 2015 – 9:20 PM
Koh Chang Snorkelling

I just got a cheap underwater camera, in preparation for a proper snorkelling holiday in a few weeks time.  Today we decided to test it by having a late afternoon, ‘Baan Rim Nam’ staff outing to  the island of Koh Yuak, a few kilometers off Klong Prao beach.  This is …

How to Get to Soneva Kiri’s Private Beach

January 21, 2015 – 12:27 PM
Soneva Kiri Beach

Soneva Kiri is a luxury 6 star resort ( similar to a luxury 5 star resort, only it’s one better )  on Koh Kood.  The resort prides itself on keeping their guests and normal people well away from each other.
If you try to ride your scooter to the resort you …

Crossing the Aranyaprathet / Poipet Border ( Siem Reap – Koh Chang )

January 18, 2015 – 12:17 PM
Aranyaprathet to Poipet border

I thought I’d add a few photos of the Aranyaprathet / Poipet border crossing experience as a lot of people are now combining Siem Reap and Koh Chang in the same holiday.   A typical 2-week itinerary consists of flying into Bangkok then heading to Siem reap for a few …

Koh Kood By Scooter

December 28, 2014 – 7:45 AM
Koh Kood by Scooter

I’ve added a few galleries of photos from Koh Kood over the years.  It’s a great island to visit if you love nature, peace and quiet, crystal clear water and deserted beaches.  But it is too quiet for some people and you can find yourself stuck in your resort.  It’s …