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Top Choice International in Ko Si Chang

Pan & David Restaurant

With free-range chicken, homemade ice cream, a reasonable wine list, excellent Thai dishes and an Italian touch, you can’t go wrong here. It also has a series of rooms and bungalows available in spacious grounds (75…
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…
Buddhist Temple in Ko Si Chang

San Chao Pho Khao Yai

The most imposing sight on the island, this ornate dragon-infested temple dates back to the days when Chinese traders anchored in the sheltered waters. During New Year in February, the island is overrun with Chinese…
Cafe in Ko Si Chang


Popular with the Bangkok set, who appreciate the air-con and fair prices, this trendy cafe is always busy. It does breakfasts, burgers, speciality coffees and more in the attractive space, festooned with real plants…
Seafood in Ko Si Chang

Pee Noi

This eat-on-the-street and takeaway restaurant is a favourite with locals thanks to its great seafood options. Look for the blue tables and umbrellas.
Buddhist Temple in Ko Si Chang

Wat Tham Yai Phrik

This Buddhist monastery is built around several meditation caves running into the island’s central limestone ridge and offers fine views from its hilltop chedi (stupa). Monks and mâa chee (nuns) from across Thailand…
Beach in Ko Si Chang

Hat Tham Phang

On the southwest side of the island, Hat Tham Phang is the only sandy beach on the island. You can hire kayaks and there's deckchair and umbrella rental. Snorkelling is possible around the northern section.