Ko Chang & Eastern Seaboard attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Chanthaburi

Chanthaboon Waterfront Community

Hugging the banks of Mae Nam Chanthaburi is this charismatic part of town, filled with restored houses and elderly residents sitting around reminiscing with each other about their Chanthaburi tales. The Learning Hou…
Buddhist Monument in Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth

Made entirely of wood (without any metal nails) and commanding a celestial view of the ocean, the Sanctuary of Truth is best described as a visionary environment: part art installation, religious shrine and cultural…
Museum in Pattaya

Anek Kusala Sala

A popular stop for tour groups, this museum contains more than 300 impressive pieces of Chinese artwork, mainly bronze and brass statues depicting historical figures as well as Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist deities…
Village in Ko Chang

Ban Bang Bao

At this former fishing community built in the traditional fashion of interconnected piers, the villagers have swapped their nets for renting out portions of their homes to souvenir shops and restaurants. Most visito…
Village in Ko Chang

Ban Salak Phet

To discover what Ko Chang was like before the tourists came, visit Ban Salak Phet, in the far southeastern corner. This sleepy community is full of stilt houses, fishing boats and yawning dogs who stretch out on the…
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Thian

Ao Thian is punctuated by big boulders that shelter small sandy spots, creating a castaway ambience. It remains one of Samet’s most easy-going beaches and is deliciously lonely on weekdays. On weekends, Bangkok univ…
Buddhist Temple in Bang Saen

Nezha Sathaizhu Temple

This opulent four-storey Chinese temple is fronted by an enormous heaven-earth pole and filled with intricate paintings and magnificent sculptures. Dragons and bats (which signify fortune) feature heavily in the dec…
Beach in Ko Chang

Hat Khlong Kloi

At the eastern end of Ao Bang Bao, Khlong Kloi is a pretty sandy beach that is away from the package tour scene and, though popular, still has a hidden-away feel. There are all the requisite amenities (beer, food, f…
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Wai

Ao Wai is a lovely beach far removed from everything else (though in reality it is only 1.5km from Ao Thian).
Historic Site in Ko Si Chang

Phra Chudadhut Palace

This former royal palace was used by Rama V (King Chulalongkorn) over the summer months, but was abandoned when the French briefly occupied the island in 1893. The main throne hall – a magnificent golden teak struct…