Koh Kood Island in Thailand
Koh Kood Island Thailand is the second largest island in the Mu Koh Chang archipelago after Koh Chang and the fourth largest in the Kingdom of Thailand. The population of the island is about 1500 people. There are 6 villages on the island in total: Klong Hin Dum Village, Klong Chao Village, Ao Yai Village, Salak Aun, Ao Plaow, Ao Salat. The inhabitants of the island, have been cultivating coconut, hevea (rubber tree) and fishing since time immemorial.
The landscape of the island is similar to that of Koh Chang - a mountainous area covered with tropical forests. The highest point of Koh Kood - Khao Phaenth hill reaches 315 m and is located in the southeast of the island.
The most popular beaches with white sand and crystal water located in the western part of the island are Ta Phao Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Thakian Beach, Ao Phrao Beach and others. Not far from Koh Kood are Koh Rat and Koh Mai Si, small islands for those tourists who find the privacy of Koh Kood insufficient.
One of the popular places to visit on the island is the waterfall on Koh Kood - Klong Chao. Despite this, the bowl of the waterfall on Koh Kood is also a natural pool surrounded by tropical jungle and quite suitable for swimming. In 1911, this waterfall was visited by King Rama VI. You can also go to see Khao Rua Rub - natural stone ships. Another interesting place to visit in the jungle is the ancient trees.
Due to the development of infrastructure, roads connect hotels, waterfalls and other tourist points, although even today hotels in the south and north of the island are only accessible by boat. Songtew appeared on the island quiet recently - most of them carry people collectively from boat piers to hotels, while trips between the beaches are carried out with an individual order and for a fee of 200 baht. The largest and most famous fishing village, Ao Salad, is located in the northeast of the island. The village has a population of about 300 people, making it the largest settlement on Koh Kood.
Here you can always buy fresh seafood, local souvenirs and large shells caught from the bottom of the sea. The oldest settlement is Klong Mad Village, whose inhabitants live in the same industries as their ancestors dozens of years ago.
How to get to Koh Kood
Just, order transfer from Siamese.Tours.
Departure times for boats from Koh Chang to Koh Kood are 9.30 and 12.30. The cost of the trip is 900 baht one way. Also, from the pier Laem Sok located on the continent, 60 km from Trat, have big boats, motor ship and high-speed boat to the pier of the island of Koh Kood. Therefore, you can get to Koh Kood Island from Pattaya or Bangkok in one daylight. You can book transfers at Siamese.Tours.
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