The Mu Ko Chang National Park covers an archipelago which consists of over 50 small and large islands. It is located in Trat province in the east of Thailand. Around 330km from Bangkok.
|1 June 2021 – The Mu Koh Chang National Park will be closed to tourists until 31 August. This is an annual closure and not related to covid-19. |
On Koh Chang, Than Mayom and Klong Plu waterfalls will be closed and no camping will be permitted at the National Park offices. The popular snorkelling and dive sites around Koh Rang island will also be closed during this time. (However, boat trips will still be operating to other islands nearby. )
The largest and most famous island in the National Park is Koh Chang. The Mu Koh Chang National Park inclides around 75% of the land on Koh Chang. Which is home to jungle clad mountains and many waterfalls. Including the famous Klong Plu waterfall and Than Mayom waterfall. Than Mayom was visited numerous times by King Rama IV and King Rama V, well over 100 years ago.
Offshore, there are many beautiful islands. These are part of the Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park. The islands, the coral offshore and the surrounding waters are a protected area which is free from fishing an illegal activities. Prime examples of this are the coral reefs around Koh Rang and Koh Wai.
The Mu Ko Chang National Park was officially opened on 31 December 1982. It was the 45th National Park in Thailand.
Mu Ko Chang National Park Entrance Fee
Thai: Adults 40 Baht, Children 20 Baht
Foreign: Adults 200 Baht, Children 100 Baht
(Children under 2 years old are free of charge)
The National Park is open daily throughout the year.
Open: 08:00 (Mon – Sun)
Close: 16:30 (Mon – Sun)
The park shop, selling coffee, drinking water, snacks etc is also open daily from 08.00 – 16.30
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Do Visitors Have to Pay to Come onto Koh Chang?
No. Entrance fees for the national park are only collected at Klong Plu and Than Mayom waterfalls. In addition, anyone taking a scuba diving or snorkeling trip to Koh Rang and nearby islands, also has to pay the entrance fee for the marine national park.
How Big is Mu Ko Chang National Park?
The park covers a total area of 650 square kilometres (406,250 Rai). Of this, approximately 70%, 458 square kilometres, is water – comprising the marine national park.
Location and Map
The park headquarters are located in the northwest of Koh Chang, midway between Klong Son village and White Sand beach.
There are also National Park offices near Bangbao and at Than Mayom waterfall. Plus a smaller office at Kai Bae viewpoint.
On outlying islands, there is a manned office at Koh Bai Daeng. This island is rarely visited by tourists. And a much larger base on Koh Rang, an island 20km south of Koh Chang. This is the main snorkeling and diving spot in the Mu Ko Chang National Park.
There are two national park campsites on Koh Chang. One is at the headquarters. The other at the national park office at Than Mayom waterfall. The camp site there is located by the sea. Both sites have toilet and shower facilities.
Camping fees are 50 Baht per person if you have your own tent and equipment.
Tents can also be hired for 150 – 500 Baht/night. Depending on the size of the tent. Sleeping sets, comprising a blanket, sleeping mat and pillow can be rented at the park office for 60 Baht per person.
Contact Park Rangers
Phone: 039 510 928, 082 625 0300
Fax: 039 510 928