Ko Chang - the south part

by Berckmans Peter August. 14, 2018 507 views

We arrived at Ko Chang, a tropical island not far from Cambodia.We stayed at the south part of the island. I knew it was the part where the tourists not come so much, just because there is only one road and the taxi ( pickups where you jump on) will not go there or for a high price.That I knew when we went there, what we didn't expect was that there was nobody and I mean nobody. The hotel was a five star place and we were the only guests there. Never had a service like that. Super. It is the rainy season so shops close, restaurants close and on that side of the island are no big beaches. The place we stayed was located in the Salak Pet bay and I must say it is on of the most beautiful places on the island. The moment the sun came out the water turned blue and all the colors were wonderfull. In this post I try to give a small impression of the place but there will follow more, because lets say daddy went a bit wild with his photo taking.

The only road on that part of the island.

Local hanging a fisnet in the evening

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 5 months ago

Looks like easy, peaceful living in idylic surroundings! Thanks for sharing!

Nice to be back on PB, after my busy time on the road to Texas~

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks Jay,happy to have you back

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Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

My pleasure, Peter!
Happy to be back!
No place like home, after a long journey!
Lots of mail, etc, to deal with now, but I'll try to keep up here on PB, as well!

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Joe Zink 1 year, 5 months ago

I like #10, Peter...looks like a very nice place to wander and take photos!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 5 months ago

That side of the island is very nice

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Andi Saw 1 year, 5 months ago
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Berckmans Peter Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 5 months ago

It is confusing. It is not poor ,abandoned yes,just because nobody lives there. On that street was our hotel a shop and 2 budget hotels. Also the island is a nature reserve, so you can not build it full. In the bay we slept was 1 village, I will show it later. People live from fishing and tourists ,when the tourist are not there they go of to work on the mainland. People who live in many parts in Thailand do not have much,including my family there. But I would not call them poor.They are not hungry and have all the basic needs,do they have money,some more than you think. Living is very different there,the gap between normal and rich is very big there. My pictures of Thailand are most of the times not the ones you will see in a holidayguide. For many western people if they see normal life it is a bit of a culture shock. The poorest I have seen there was a madeup village of metal plates and wood where truckers slept between rats and snakes ,when they went away to work in the cities when everything was planted on the farm. My wifes brother was one of them. That was a bit of a shock for me,we slept there one night.So yess it is confusion.

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Andi Saw Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago
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Berckmans Peter Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 5 months ago

No problem, and for like afyer a disaster. You are not far of. The rainy season is not only rain,but storm very hard winds and the sea is very rough. All the dirt in the sea comes ashore. It looks not that nice in this season.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

Wow, what an interesting place! A photographers dream and I bet a dream for fish fans too!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

I could have spent more time there. But there is more to come

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Heike 1 year, 5 months ago

Unbelievable, no other tourists ! A paradise !!!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Heike 1 year, 5 months ago

It was

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

Much better with few people, of course. Keep them coming

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

Loved it there. More to come

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