"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life..." - Henry David Thoreau
Route: Sihanoukville – Koh Chang
Distance: 387 km
|(Waiting for the 9 o'clock express bus to Koh Kong)|
|(The many express buses heading to different destinations)|
|(Meeting fellow bikers from Russia in Koh Kong)|
|(Crossing the bridge back to the Thailand border)|
|(Another prominent landmark before the border)|
|(We crossed the Cambodia/Thailand border with no hassle)|
|(Arriving at the Pier to board the ferry to Koh Chang, the Island of Elephants)|
|(A half-hour ferry ride from the main land)|
|(A lone bike on the late afternoon ferry)|
|(Arriving at Koh Chang ferry terminal)|
Ko Chang is located on the Gulf of Thailand's eastern seaboard, 310 km from Bangkok and near the border with Cambodia. It is Thailand’s third largest island, after Phuket and Ko Samui, and the largest island in the Mu Ko Chang National Park archipelago.
The name means Elephant Island, and comes from the elephant shape of its headland. Despite the presence of elephants on the island, they are not indigenous to the island. The island is known for several waterfalls, thriving coral reefs and rain forests.
|(Our cozy lodging at Gold Beach Guesthouse)|