Koh 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 island in South-East Asia'. A paradise it is, Koh Chang Marine National Park has been a haven to the locals who need to replenish their mind and energy, to recharge.
Koh 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 kilometres east of Bangkok or approximately 4 hours by road plus another 30 to 45 minutes by boat or ferry.
It 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.
Koh Chang Marine National Park is a secret retreat yet to be explored. Under the jurisdiction of the Forestry Department of Thailand, the law protects nearly 75% of the Marine Park. This explains how it remains a virtual virgin wonderland shielded from devastating and vigorous developments and hence, the lack of infrastructure and population. There are few thoughts of modernization.
The locals as well as their regular patrons are pleased with 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.
The 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, un-trekked 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.
Realizing 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.
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