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Southern Thailand’s Koh Chang Karp: The Next Must-Visit Dive Destination

Published: March 29, 2023 at 4:53 pm

Koh Chang

Koh Chang Karp is now the most beautiful scuba diving site in southern Thailand’s Trang province. Local tour boats recognized the island as the province’s most stunning scuba diving destination.

Koh Chang Karp, commonly called Koh Reur Rop (battleship island), is a hidden treasure between two of Trang’s most well-known attractions: Koh Lao Liang and Koh Phetra. Numerous Thai media outlets encouraged scuba divers to visit the island, stating that it is a new and popular diving spot in the region.

Following a long time of closure due to COVID-19 pandemic, the natural marine resources surrounding Koh Chang Karp in the sea of Trang have fully recovered, resulting in an increase in the island’s affluence and resourcefulness.

According to Suriya Haadden, a local tour boat operator, Koh Chang Karp is now Trang’s most scenic diving site. The 500 square-meter diving spot is home to a variety of marine life, including clownfish, and provides a variety of coral reef types and forms.

Suriya said that the majority of divers that visit Trang consider Koh Phetra to be the finest diving location in the province. He believed, however, that Koh Chang Karp had taken the lead in this area. He indicated that foreign visitors are now regularly visiting the island.

Tourists can reach Koh Chang Karp by taking a one-hour boat ride from Koh Libong. In addition, tourists can have the opportunity to visit neighboring islands including Koh Sukorn, Koh Petra, and Koh Lao Liang

Koh Chang Karp is described in the legend of the islands in Trang, which tells the tale of a man called Libong and his wife Mook, who sailed to China to establish a business. Though, due to their parents’ curse, the couple perished at sea.

Due to the fact that they did not see their parents after their return to Thailand, their parents were furious and cursed that their boat would sink. Libong, Mook, and all of their stuff and products drifted independently across the sea, giving each island in Trang its name, including Koh Libong, Koh Mook, Koh Chueak (Rope Island), Koh Waen (Ring Island), etc.

Koh Similan in Phang Nga, Koh Tao in Surat Thani, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta in Krabi, and some others are some of southern Thailand’s most beautiful diving destinations. Koh Samae San in Chon Buri and Koh Chang in Trat are the best options for tourists with a tight schedule or those who prefer not to go far from Bangkok.

SOURCE: Thaiger

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