ATM's and 7-eleven's
There are more ATM's and 7-eleven's on the island. If anyone knows where please tell me on my Talkpage and I will update the picture.
Arent there two "ko chang"s? The other one's off the northern part of the West coast... am I remembering right? Majnoona 09:35, 5 March 2006 (EST)
Thailands second biggest island
I was under the impression that Ko Chang was Thailand's second biggest island and not the third as quoted
According to Wikipedia, Ko Chang total area is 217 km2 (83.8 sq mi); while Koh Samui's 228.7 km2 (88.3 sq mi).
Getting from From Koh Chang to Siem Reap
We wrote this itinerary. Feel free to use it for the wikitravel articles.
6:54 Ferry to Laem Ngop 100B Songtheaw droped us off where sb trying to sell us bus tickets to bangkok (which isn't that bad idea, but we are going to Cambodia). Walk 100 meters back to the main entrance of the ferry pier to the car ticket counter (even when you arrive by feet you just buy a ticket on the car ticket counter)
7:45 Songtheaw to Bus Stop in Baan Saen Tung. 50B No bargainig was needed to this cheap price for the approx. 25km to Baan Saen Tung. It should be noted that we were in the back of the mob leaving the pier area and in the early morning there were more songtheaws than people looking for a ride. We told the driver that we wanted to go to Chantaburi as we already planned our journy to Siem Reap. He gave us the helpful hint that starting in Baan Saen Tung is far easier.
8:30 Public Bus 2nd class to Sakaew 169B Nobody speaks English. But by pointing on our map we got the correct tickets. The bus arrived 10 minutes late, bud had aircon.
9:30 Pit stop in Chantaburi for people hop on or off. Restrooms at Chantaburi bus station available.
10:00 Bus continues the journy to Sakaew. During the drive Transformers 2 movie was played with a horrible loudness and dubbed in Thai.
13:00 Arrive at sakeaw bus station and directly switch to the bus to aranyaprathet. 35B
14:10 Arrive at aranyaprathet. Take a tuk tuk. 50B
14:25 Arrive at "checkpoint". Although you have an evisa you are advised to fill out the arrival/departure cards and get it stamped (we didn't ask for the price).
Thai emigration Health control Cambodia immigration (you get and can fill out the dep/arrival cards here too, officially!
15:00 shared ride with locals 20 usd + 200B provision
16:00 change car in sisophon. Pay 1st driver 10 USD 17:30 arrive in siem reap at a petrol station. Pay 2nd driver 10 USD. Picked up by another guy offering taxi, tour guide services and suggesting a hotel. 18:00 arrive at suggested hotel. 10 USD per night for a good fan room.
Hitchhiking in Ko Chang
A friend of mine working in Ko Chang told me that it was illegal for locals to pick-up hitchhikers. It seems that taxis there have a legal monopoly, and he is not even allowed to go pick-up his own family at the pier. However I found no online source regarding this topic, does anyone have more information?