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You've hopefully come to this site because you are looking for information on Koh Chang Island in South-East Thailand. If so then congratulations, you've struck gold! This website exists to tell you all that you need to know about Koh Chang and the nearby islands of Koh Mak and Koh Kood. Our Map Section brings you the most up-to-date and detailed maps of Koh Chang and its beaches. If you are looking for somewhere to stay then our Accommodation Section will help you to find the best Hotels and Resorts on Koh Chang. If you want to know more about the different parts of the island then look no further than our Koh Chang Beach Guide. And if you find that, like so many other visitors, you fall in love with the island and want to move here to live or work then why not browse through the ever-growing detailed listings of Koh Chang Property and Real Estate. And there's more. You can browse through the site to get detailed information on Koh Chang weather, activities and transport information as well as our regular Koh Chang news updates below and in our archives.
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…a little rain must fall
It was almost inevitable that after such a long period of good weather Koh Chang would finally receive a downpour – and boy has it received one. About 36 hours of solid, often torrential rain finally ended last night. This morning it is gray but not raining. Heavy downpours have affected all of central and northern Thailand and there is extensive flooding on the mainland – although we drove back to Koh Chang from Chantaburi yesterday and the roads were fine – if moist. The biggest effect on Koh Chang is that the bridge in Klong Prao by the turnoff to the Klong Plu waterfall has washed away and the road is currently impassable.
A makeshift footbridge is in place and enterprising taxis are waiting for fares on both sides. But road repairs are expected to take the best part of a week to complete. Something workable might well be in place sooner. We visited a little earlier for a rubberneckers roving report and as you'd imagine there's a bit of a circus down there. Amidst all the onlookers, gawkers and gapers and officials of all stripes revelling in being official there was actually a big digger clearing out the riverbed and a few other people being constructive.
Oh, hang on, it's just started raining again.
And so one day later the sun is shining down on Koh Chang and they must have worked all night to fill the broken bridge with rubble and open the road again. Good work! Was it all just a bad dream? Things can get a little strange at this time of year.
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