Koh Larn
Koh Larn
Koh Larn
Situated to the west of Pattaya, Larn island offers the tourists with beautiful sandy beaches, clear water, breathtaking landscape and stunning sunset. It is only 7.5 km and 45 minute ferry or 15 minutes by speedboat. The island is 4 km in length and 2 km in width or 3,500 rai. 90% of the area is mountain with a variety of trees. There are approximately a thousand of residents living in the main village. There are also school and small medical facility on the island.

There is also a profusion of marine life under the water. There is glass bottom boat service where ones can view the scenic underwater life without getting wet. Big boats are not allowed to anchor near the beach as the corals are protected.

One of the popular beaches is Ta Waen Beach in the northern part of the island has a 750 m stretch of the white sand. There are also shops and food stalls along the beach. In the south western side of the island, Thian Beach stretches 700 m long and Samae Beach is 100 m long. Thian Beach is exceptionally clean and quiet. There are a few restaurants on this beach. Activity on Koh Larn: There is no need to worry that you will get bored on this island. There is a plenty of activities to enjoy include parasailing, jet ski, hiking, shooting, banana boat, fishing from pier or boat. There are also interesting activities underwater including snorkeling, scuba diving, diving in water-proof suit or take a tour in semi-submersible submarine.
Beaches on Koh Larn

Ta Waen Beach
Ta Waen Beach
In the northernmost of Koh Larn, Ta Waen Beach, one of the most famous beach. It has 750 m long golden sand beach with clear blue water lapping against the shore. Apart from the pleasure of swimming, you can also enjoy fun activities such as jet ski and banana boat. There are shops and restaurants along the beach.
Thong Lang Beach
Thong Lang Beach
With the length of 200 m, Thong Lang Beach is situated in the northeast of Ta Waen beach. Tranquility can be found here. Abundance of coral reef in this area allows tourists to explore by snorkeling or diving. A ‘sea walker’ service is another way to discover the beauty of the underwater.
Sangwan Beach
Sangwan Beach
The 150 m long Sangwan Beach is a small beach next to Ta Waen Beach. It is quieter and more private than Ta Waen Beach. It allures the tourists with white sand and clean beach. The majority of the tourists here are from Europe. This beach is most beautiful during December to April.
Thien Beach
Thien Beach
Thien Beach situated on the west side of the island, stretches 500 m. It is popular amongst Thai and European holiday makers. Sport activities such as jet ski and banana boats are available. Massage can be enjoyed on the beach.
Samae Beach
Samae Beach
This 700 m long beach is very popular. The prominent spot of the beach is the building in a sting ray shape on the hill which is a control office for a solar cell and windmill. There are a lot of restaurants and some accommodations along the beach. Those who would like to witness the sunrise and sunset, this beach is a spectacular spot.
Nual Beach
Nual Beach
Nual Beach is situated in the south of Koh Larn with 250 m long beach. It is lush green with a fringe of coconut trees. Coral reefs are rife in this area which makes a great spot for snorkeling.
Khao Nom Viewpoint
Khao Nom Viewpoint
The remarkable viewpoint is situated near Samae Beach. Tourists can walk or take a motorcycle to view the blue sea and the view of Pattaya City from afar.
Getting to Koh Larn
1. By Speedboat
Speedboat takes 15-20 minutes from Pattaya Beach.

2. By Ferry Boat
Travelling to and from Pattaya – Koh Larn takes approximately 45 minutes. The first ferry departs Pattaya at 07.00 am. At Bali Hai pier and the last ferry departs at 06.30 pm. While the first ferry from Koh Larn to Pattaya departs 06.30 am. and the last ferry is at 06.00 pm.
Ferry Boat Scheduel : Getting From / to Koh Larn
Time From Pattaya
to Naban
From Naban
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Getting Around Koh Larn
1. By motorcycle taxi
2. By minibus or songtaew
3. Rental motorcycle
Koh Krok
Koh Krok
Koh Krok
Koh Krok, a small island is situated 8 km from the shore. The island mostly comprises of rocks. There is only one sand beach in the east of the island which stretches 100 m long. No accommodation is provided. This is an ideal place for snorkeling and escape from the city.

How to get there: A return speedboat charter from one of the mainland beaches or
Bali Hai Pier
Koh Sak
Koh Sak
Koh Sak
Situated 600 m from Koh Larn, and 10 km west of Pattaya, Koh Sak island is shaped like a horse shoe. There are 2 connecting beaches, one in the north which is 250 m in length suitable for swimming. The other beach is smaller, situated in the south, just right opposite the one in the north. It stretches 80 m long. The coral reef is remarkable in this area, ideal for snorkeling.

How to get there: A return speedboat charter from one of the mainland beaches or
Bali Hai Pier
Koh Phai
Koh Phai
Koh Phai
Koh Phai Group of island (Bamboo Island) comprises of Ko Klung Badan, Ko Luam Ko Manwichai and Ko Rin. The island is under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy. The islands are situated approximately 23 km from Pattaya. It takes about 2 hours by boat. There is a light house on top of the hill at Koh Phai which is the biggest island in the group. The nature is pristine and there is no facility available. Visitors are not allowed to stay over the island and there is no restaurant on the islands. Ones must provide food and drinks by themselves. Swimming, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing are permitted.

How to get there: A return speedboat charter from one of the mainland beaches or
Bali Hai Pier
Koh Si Chang
Koh Si Chang
Koh Si Chang
Koh Si Chang is a small island closest to Bangkok which can be reached within an hour drive and 45 minutes ferry. This island is not popular amongst foreign tourists but only Thais. Haad Tham Phang or Collapsed Cave Beach is the most popular beach on the island. Other beaches are smaller, more secluded. The island is linked together with narrow roads. The coast of the island is lined with rock cliff and cave. It is also a home to Wat Yai Prik which is a Buddhist meditation temple built on the limestone hill and there is also a grounds of King Chulalongkorn’s Palace built in 1890 and abandoned in 1893 after the occupation of France during a conflict with Thailand over which country would control Laos.
Koh Si Chang has a lot to offer besides the nice beaches to swim. The following activities can be fun and worth checking out.
- Samlor Tour is a great activity to explore the island. They can take you to different sightseeing points of the island.
- Boat trips around Koh Si Chang and its surrounding islands
- Fishing
- Walking and biking
- Snorkeling and kayaking
Attractions on Koh Si Chang

The Royal Decorations Gap (Chong Khao Khat)
Chong Issariyaphon – The Royal Decorations Gap (Chong Khao Khat)
Chong Issariyaphon lies in the back of the island. The gap can be seen from the boat in the sea. It looks like a separating line in the hill. It is a perfect lookout for the sunset. The beach below is scattered with round pebbles which were influenced by the wind. King Chulalongkorn had the royal pavilion built here. It affords a 360 degree view, also used as the King’s planetarium.
Assadang Bay (Hat Tham Phang)
Assadang Bay (Hat Tham Phang)
Assadang Bay(Hat Tham Phang) is situated in the west of the island. The bay is beautifully curving with fine white sand beach and clear water. The north of the bay is where Chakrabongse Point lies. The layers of rocks jut out into the sea. It is a great spot to enjoy fishing and watching the sunset.
The Chudhadhuj Palace
The Chudhadhuj Palace
Built in the reign of King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, as the royal summer residence, the Chudhadhuj Palace is beautifully landscaped. The compound comprises of Vadhana Building, modified in European style, Phongsri Building, an octagonal hall, Abhirom Building built in combination of Thai-European style. There are also seaside wooden bungalows, a pool, a pond, a pier and a lighthouse.
The Pagoda and Prayer Hall of Wat Assadang Nimit
The Pagoda and Prayer Hall of Wat Assadang Nimit
Situated on top of the hill, Assadang Nimit Temple sits behind the Chudhadhuj Palace. King Chulalongkorn, Rama V had the temple built in 1892 to replace Wat Plai Laem. The Lankan-style pagoda is built on the top of the prayer hall. It is decorated in Gothic style. The skylights are decorated with stained glass. The holy bodhi tree has been brought from Bodh Gaya in India is planted here. From the pagoda, a breathtaking panoramic view of the palace area and the seascape can be seen.
The Yellow Buddha, Wat Tham Chakrabongse
The Yellow Buddha, Wat Tham Chakrabongse
The cave was discovered by His Royal Highness Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanart during his convalescence. There is a reclining Buddha inside this small cave. Over the cave on the hilltop is where a large yellow Buddha stands.
Wat Chudhathit Dhammasabharam Voravihan
Wat Chudhathit Dhammasabharam Voravihan
Wat Chudhathit Dhammasabharam Voravihan is located in the North of Koh Sichang, on the hill facing the sea, with a view of Ko Kham Noi and Ko Kham Yai. King Chulalongkorn, Rama V had the temple established in 1892 in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Chudhadhuj Dharadilok. The gable of prayer hall features fine stucco and the paintings of the ten major former lives of the Lord Buddha are place in the interior. The Sukhothai style Buddha in Subduing Mara gesture is situated inside.
Wat Tham Yai Prik
Wat Tham Yai Prik
Wat Tham Yai Prik is cave temple situated on the hill and is also a meditating centre. The environs is quiet and peaceful. The cave is sandstone. There are 3 main meditation halls, Sila (precepts), Smadhi (concentration) and Panya (intellect). The pagodas of the 4 important Buddhist sites in India and Nepal and the Statue of Luang Pho Prasit Thavaro, who initiated the temple are also situated there. Wat Tham Prik is one of the spot for a panoramic view of the island.
The Holy Footprint
The Holy Footprint
The replication of the Holy Footprint is situated above the Shrine of Chao Pho Khao Yai, on the hill in the north of the island. The footprint is 1 meter long, built from the stone from Bodh Gaya in India. A holy relic is also enshrined here. The sunset, the seascape and Ko Kham Yai are spectacular from this point.
The Shrine of Chao Pho Khao Yai
The Shrine of Chao Pho Khao Yai
The shrine is on the hill in the north of the island. The cave is made into religious site with Thai and Chinese architectural style. The temple is visited by both Thai and Chinese residing in Thailand and travelling from abroad. It features the statues of the Chinese deities. This is a captivating point for a panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding islands.

Attractions Information from www.teawchon.com
Getting to Koh Si Change
Boat departs to Ko Si Chang daily on hourly basis from the Koh Loy Pier in Si Racha. The first boat leaves at 06.00 am. and the last one departs at 07.00 pm. The one-way fare is 40 Baht. It takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes. The boat departs Koh Si Chang every hour from 06.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Getting around Koh Si Chang
Motorcycle taxis or motor-tricycle or samlor will take you anywhere on the island.
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