THE KOH CHANG MARINE NATIONAL PARK
Chang Marine National Park is new and virtually unknown to the outside world.
Few people know of its secret wonders. Some even boldly call it “the last paradise
islands in South-East Asia”. A paradise it is, Koh Chang Marine National
Park has been a heaven to the locals who need to replenish their mind and energy,
Chang is the largest of the 52-island Marine National Park, all of which are
untouched by modernization with their natural resources kept intact. Thus, qualifying
the park as a dream escape, a true hideaway, far from the bustling city-life.
But in fact, Koh Chang is only 330 kilometers east of Bangkok or approximately
4 hours by road plus another 30 to 45 minutes by boat or ferry.
is surprising even to the Thais that Koh Chang is actually the second largest
island in the whole of Thailand, behind Phuket. Despite its size and close proximity
to the capital, Koh Chang is least known, undeveloped, untouched, forgotten,
and left idle for decades. No doubt, all these are a blessing in disguise.
Chang Marine National Park is a secret retreat yet to be explored. Nearly
75% of the Marine Park is protected by law, under the jurisdiction of the Forestry
Department of Thailand. This explains how it remains a virtual virgin wonderland
shielded from devastating and vigorous developments. Hence, the lack of infrastructure
and population.There are few thoughts of modernization.
locals as well as their regular patrons are pleased the way it is. So, slow and
gentle, tranquil and romantic, Koh Chang Marine National Park continues
at its own pace, and still, a paradise for those who appreciate nature at its
basics more than the sophisticated luxury of modernity.
coastlines of the Koh Chang Marine National Park is a spectacular work
of nature’s art and there are beautiful beaches, coves and bays around the islands.
Koh Chang Marine National Park is indeed a wonderland of fertile virgin
rainforests, untrekked jungles, high peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, beautiful
beaches, spectacular coastlines, colourful coral reefs, clear blue sea of warm
waters, idyllic islands, fascinating wildlife and an abundance of healthy marine
life. All waiting to be discovered.
the rich tourism resources and the economic potential of the Koh Chang
Marine National Park, plans are being carefully mapped out to open up more doors
and windows to welcome environmentally-conscious visitors who can appreciate this
forgotten paradise of leisure islands. Koh Chang Marine National Park is
set to be the new holiday destination within an old natural Marine National Park.
Soon it will be a secret no more.
the first to discover the secret wonders of Koh Chang Marine National Park.