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Koh Kood
Around Koh Kut or Koh Kood This island is the farthest island from the coast of Trat. Its size ranks it as the fourth largest island in Thailand or the second largest island next to Koh Chang in Trat. The island, which is 25 km long and 12 km wide covers an area of approximately 105 sq km or 65,625 rai. Its natural features include mountains and plains where many streams originate and become waterfalls. One famous waterfall is Nam Tok Khlong Chao, which flows throughout the year and is an ideal place for swimming as it is comprised of 3 tiers; of which the upper two tiers are running streams and the lower one is a large pond. In 1911, King Rama VI paid a royal visit to this waterfall and named it 'Nam Tok Anam Kok' to commemorate Ong Chiang Su. In addition; there are beaches with crystal-clear seas which are popular among visitors such as Taphao Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Khlong Hin Beach, Phrao Beach, etc. Accommodations with private atmosphere is available at the inner sea of Koh Kood, and the other two islands, Koh Rat and Koh Mai Si, opposite to Koh Kood .

Package tours including accommodation (on Koh Kood, Koh Lao Ya and Koh Ngam) as well as return fares are usually offered. Those wishing to charter a boat can contact the Laem Ngop landing or make advance inquiries at the Koh Chang Centre Point at Tel: 0 3953 8055, 0 3953 8059).
Infrastructure on Koh Kood
Koh Kut The island is rather flat compared to Koh Chang with the highest mountain on the island, Khao Phaenth, measuring 315 metres. It has a good number of wonderful beaches with crystal clear water (Ta Pho Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Thakian Beach, Phrao Beach etc.). Inland, the island is very wild with a lot of coconut and rubber tree plantations located in the plains.
Population on Koh Kood
Most of the island inhabitants live off of the cultivation of coconut, rubber production or fishing. But meanwhile the expanding tourism industry gives more and more work to the less than 2,000 residents.
The best time to go to Koh Kood
The best time for a visit to Koh Kut is between beginning of November and the end of February. At this time it is relatively cool, dry and mostly sunny. But until the end of May, when it is hotter than the cool season, a visit is still convenient. Even during monsoon season, Koh Kood is worth visiting for it doesnt rain every day and all day long.
Activities on Koh Kood
Besides lazing on the beach, snorkeling at the beautiful coral reefs or just watching stars at night; visitors can also visit nearby islands for snorkeling and other activities.

Some of the more expensive Resorts on Koh Kood offer Banana-, Donut-boat-trips and water-skiing. In addition visitors can do drop line fishing at the beaches and bays or rent a boat over night in order to try night time fishing.
Attractions and Surrounding Islands
• Aow Salad Village (Baan Aow Salad) Aow Salad Village is located in the northeast part of the island. It is the biggest fishing village on Koh Kood fresh seafood can be bought everyday.

• Koh Wai This big island, which a part of Koh Chang National Park and is situated next to Koh Lao Ya, has stone laden beaches. However, Koh Wai is famous for its coral and is also the best place for fishing and swimming. As for accommodations, Koh Wai Pakarung Resort is ready to serve tourists.

• Koh Rang This small island at the west of Koh Mak does not have enough flat area suitable for setting up of any resorts and bungalows. However, Koh Rung is well known as the location for its birds nest concessions, sea turtle eggs and bat's dung. The main attractions at the island are the stone knolls and the magnificent deep-sea corals.
Koh Rang Koh Kradat Koh Kham
• Koh Pui is an isle near the land of Baan Laem Aun. Therefore, transportation to the isle is very convenient and safe in every season. Koh Pui is very convenient and safe in every seson. Koh Pui is very cool and shady as it is plenty of coconut trees and herb orchard. Situated on the isle is the well the clay of which once was used to make white chalk, used by former Thai people as an after bath. The well was once visited by King Rama V during his royal trip to Trat. Beaches on Koh Pui are the mixture of slush and sand. Thus, the area is not appropriate for swimming but for serene rest. A boat trip for hire to Koh Pui is available at Laem Ngob and Laem Aun, 5 minutes from Laem Ngob-Baan San Tung Intersection along 3156 Highway.

• Ban Salak Khok Community The village of 'Ban Salak Khok' is situated at Moo 3, Koh Chang , King Amphoe Koh Chang. (After disembark the ferry from the main land, turn left toward Ban Ao Luk). The villagers have established Ban Salak Khok Community Tour Club to introduce a healthy range of eco-tourism activities with a touch of modern management, fix tour guide fees, detailed income statement, good rules of income distribution. Additionally, trainings for tour leaders and local tour guides, as well as trainings on how to implement environmentalism activities are also conducted. This community won Thailand Tourism Awards in the category of The Most Outstanding Tourism-based Community in the year 2007.
Koh Pui Ban Salak Khok Community Tree Top Adventure Park
• Lan Sai Beach is situated on Trat-Klong Yai Road about 5 km from the 31 of the right of the 318 Highway.

• Saphan Hin Waterfall lies on Trat -Klong Yai Road about 2 km from 31-32 of the right of the 318 Highway.

• Hat Banchuen (Banchuen Beach) Hat Banchuen, formerly called Hat Maro, is located in Trat before Amphoe Khlong Yai on Highway 318 (Trat-Khlong Yai), between km 59 and 60. When getting to the junction, turn right and go on for about 3 km This beach has delicate sand grain and clear sea water where it is possible to swim. Bangalows for rent are available near the beach.

Lan Sai Beach Saphan Hin Waterfall Hat Banchuen (Banchuen Beach)
• Samran Beach (Hat Mai Rood) is situated 5 km far from km 57-58 on the right of 318 Highway. The footpath down to the beach is in front of the community center.

Samran Beach (Hat Mai Rood) Sai Kaew Beach Sai Ngam Beach
• Tan Ku Bay (Ao Tan Ku) is situated in Tambon Bang Pid, 12 km from Amphoe Laem Ngob along 3156 Highway and 8 km from Laem Ngob -Baan San Tung. Intersection. The area is 4 km from the main road. Beautiful sandy beaches that are popular with the local people during holidays. Food shops are easily found Baan products such as shrimp Paste, dried Shrimp and fish sauce are available in the village as well.

Tan Ku Bay (Ao Tan Ku) Laem Ngob
• Yai Ki Waterfall Klong Yai Ki, a small waterfall is located in the west side of the island. There is a walkway along Klong Yai Ki Canal to the waterfall.

• Aow Khluai The bay is located in the east side of the island, 15 minutes walk from Aow Yai Gerd It has powdery white sand beach, clear water, ideal for swimming. Located far from the houses and bungalows, this beach makes a peaceful and serene spot. It is also a pot to watch different species of birds. The sunrise here is one of the most spectacular spot on the island.
Getting to Koh Kood
There are boats from Koh Chang to Koh Kood three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Please ask for the departure times of the ferries from Laem-Ngop Pier to Koh Kood at the pier.