On the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Chang is a mountainous resort island and one of Thailand’s largest. The island is close to the country of Cambodia and over 300 kilometres south-east of Bangkok.
Maps of Koh Chang, Thailand
Maps of the tropical island show that it is developed around the coastline, especially the western side. The outline of the island and the main motorways are shown. Then, topographic maps mark the ruggedness of its mountain terrain.
Geological Features of Koh Chang, Thailand’s Landscape
Coast – In some places along the coastline, boulder formations and cliffs hang over the water and other banks have lush jungle reaching down to the water’s edge. The beaches are stunning with clear aqua waters. Calm and quiet beaches are available as are those with crashing waves and surf.
Coral Reefs – Healthy and vibrant coral reefs are found around Koh Chang. The coral habitats are growing and filled with tropical fish.
Forests – Almost the entire island is covered in rainforest, and the forests are filled with wildlife like colourful parrots and other birds as well as elephants and deer. Jungle trees and verdant plants grow in abundance.
Mountains – At over 700 metres above sea level, Kao Salak Phet is the tallest mountain on Koh Chang. Most of the surface of the island is composed of mountains and boulders.
Waterfalls – From the mountain slopes, the streams gush and cascade down spectacular waterfalls. The island has numerous falls to enjoy.