Ko Klang

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Pierre & Camille
Bern, Switzerland56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited Ko Klang in the morning by motorbike. You can cross the river by boat (20 baths per person and 10 baths for the bike). The boats leave from a small pier located south of the marina in the Thara Park. This island is so charming with no car (actually we saw one) but a heavy trafic of motorbike in the morning. Local people are smiling and very welcoming. To our knowledge, there is only one resort in the south coast. You can find small grocery stores and gasoline in the island. We also found a small trail in the mangrove. The beach is gorgeous and there is no rocks. You will feel alone... It’s definitively worth a half-a-day trip if you are waiting for your laundry in Krabi.
Written January 12, 2020
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S G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I first tried to get some information about the island at the tourist information office at Chao Fa Park Pier. The employee told me not to go there as it would be an island with a muslim community. Telling me that the people are not used to tourists, there would be no services, no McDonald's or even 7-Eleven. Only terrible local food.
I deciced not to take his advice and went there. I took a ferry from the other pier (Thara Park Pier). Apparently you can take a ferry from both piers, but don't know the difference.
One of the guys first tried to charge me 100 baht, but ended up paying 20. Still double the amount of what the locals pay.
My experience on the island was wonderful! I have rarely met such friendly people. They invited me to have a look in their gardens and farms and show me how they were setting up small guesthouses and restaurants to attract tourists. They are even willing to take you on a ride for free on their motorbikes for short distances, but I suggest you give them a small tip. The people were very honest and never tried to rip you off.
I spent many hours on the island and walked a lot and even was able to see the Andaman Sea which was a one hour walk. There is no official viewpoint, but you can ask them to walk through their backyard if you want to see the sea.
On the way back a guy from a guesthouse picked me up to bring me to the ferry pier. On the way we made a stop at a school to pick up his son and then all three of us on the motorbike to the ferry pier. I gave him a small tip and took the ferry back, which cost me 10 baht this time instead of 20.
It was a great adventure and had a lot of fun. They were the friendliest people y ever met in Thailand.
Written May 16, 2024
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MichelleXEdinburgh
Edinburgh, UK82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We had 3 nights in Krabi and wanted to do something local. So we jumped on a long tail over the water 20bts each and then got a tuk-tuk guide for 2.5hrs to show us Ko Klung. This is where many of the locals live and ferry over to Krabi for work and school. Our guy Guss (#17 vest) has very good English and was able to explain lots about the island and the people. (400bts) There are no cars on the island and only one main road. As I am a preschool teacher I was interest to see the 4 schools on the island. The locals and educators were extremely friendly and I even got to play with the preschooler! Children excited and shy at new people.
We saw a few mosques, rice fields, Bee man, local fishing area a fabric shop, which you can paint your own fabric, very addictive only 50bt. We also got taken to a wooden craftsman. It was a lovely way to spend the morning, to see the relaxed and peaceful way of life. Ladies be mindful it is 90% Muslim so t-shirt and skirt/trouser bellow the knee.
Written February 6, 2018
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Jessica M
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Today we went off the beaten track, across the river from Krabi Town and visited Ko Klang. It’s authentic Thailand and many locals get the boat to Krabi from Ko Lang to work. I’d recommend anyone visiting Krabi to go and explore. Even better is there’s hardly any tourists!

How to get there:-

> Take a long tail boat from Chao Fa Pier (100baht for 2 people)
> Hire a Tuk Tuk (200baht per hour)
> He will take you around Ko Klang and you will visit authentic Thai experiences, eg the Miniature Boat Carver, Fishing Farms, Schools (on a week day), Bee Keepers, Etc.
> Muslim Island so cover shoulders and wear longer trousers

NOTE: when getting on the long tail boat do not split your trousers from crotch to bottom - you WILL get laughed at by the locals. I’m not talking from experience, honest.
Written March 31, 2018
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Soloista
Male2,122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Half a day trip is enough to see villagers life. They do a few handicraft like wooden boat, coconut bowl, Batik, honey and crab farming. All would take a few minutes to stop. You can rent motorbike or hire a motorbike to go around.
There is also rice field and a lot of buffaloes and goats!!
Written December 11, 2020
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madeline
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
A must go when you are at krabi town! A short boat ride of 20 min will bring you back in time at ko Klang village. We absolutely loved our trip as our boat driver Ali rode us through a mangrove - it was really magical. He even let us had a try at steering the boat!

When we reached ko Klang, Ali recommended us to his Friend ‘Heavy’ to bring us around the village on his tuk tuk. We were worried about the rates as we were running Low on baht. But Heavy assured us not to worry about the payment as he said we can give however much we think he deserved after the tour. Heavy is the friendliest person we met the whole trip, he is always laughing and enthusiastically showing us around. He grew up in the village so he knew the place inside out. He introduced us to so many interesting sights and people - rice field, kite making, chicken singing, boat carving, coconut carving, batik making, crab farming, bee keeping, etc etc. What we loved the most is how welcoming the villagers were to us and it is as if they are one big family. We will 10/10 recommend Ali and Heavy to anyone who wish to experience ko Klang! We gave Heavy 600b at the end and would have given more if we were not that strapped for cash.

How to go:
Catch a boat at Chao fah park pier - give a call to our boat driver Ali for a ride (0836351556) at around 300b to and fro
Catch a tuk tuk to go around ko klang - we recommend our guide ‘Heavy’ (Ali can arrange for heavy to bring you around) at around 300b per hour for around 2 hours.
Written June 17, 2019
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jammy100000
london31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Had researched about Koh klang before and was excited to visit.
It's like walking into the past, small huts on stilts and people living with bare minimum except satelitle dishes and TVs
To reach the island we went from koh klang pier costing 20 baht taking 5 minutes
Saw the boat crafting area, visited a school where the children were too giggly and shy to speak much, the fish farm is attached to each restaurant in the northern area, so visit whichever restaurant you like and you will see the fish.
Had food at baan ma ting after reviews but was charged 800 baht for 2 dishes, haggled it to 500 but still think this was pricey, we were virtually the only people there at any of the restaurants
We used a motorbike taxi to take us around which was good as it rained and it's got a cover.
Would definitely recommend to go but don't get bumped in the restaurants!
Written August 2, 2016
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John W R
Potchefstroom, South Africa1,073 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Koh Klang Island is a short five minute boat ride from Krabi Towns Chao Fah Pier and there are a couple of places one can access the island. There are no cars on this island only Tuk Tuk's, scooters and bicycles for transport. There is a small single road that runs from the main pier to the end of the island. There are no white sand beaches here as this island falls within the Krabi Rivers protected mangrove ecosystem and there are predominantly mudflats in this area. A warning be careful when walking in the mud as it can be quite deep in places and you can sink up to your waist and get stuck. The population living on the Island are all of the Muslim faith so no alcohol, pork or dogs are allowed on the island. One is also asked not to show any form of public intimacy and the dress code required is modest so don't show to much skin. The population living on the island are mostly fishermen with some rice and fruit farming and some doing arts and crafts such as batik. If one goes to the north side of the island there are fish farms on the canals and one can feed the turtles and other fish and hold puffer fish. There is also fishing available here for a fee. There are also numerous birds, macaques and other marine animals in the adjacent mangroves and this offers great photo opportunity's. The Krabi estuary has been designated as one of the east Asia's best bird viewing venues.
This is a friendly place to visit and to experience the cultures and quiet simple life of the community. A worthwhile day or half day trip which can be extended to visit the adjacent twin Khao Khanap Nam karsts, caves and mangroves.
Written November 11, 2015
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Itt P
1,335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Koh Klang translated as “Middle Island” in Thai, located at the mouth of Krabi River in Thailand’s charming southern province of Krabi, is a flat, 26-sq.km island surrounded by rivers, canals, mangrove forest and the Andaman Sea. It is the closest island to Krabi town with only a less-than-10-minute ride on local long-tailed boat ride from one of Krabi’s downtown piers. Its internal 6 km long road linking one end of the island to the other allows no cars but only motorbikes, bicycles and local Tuk Tuk’s or motorbikes with permanently-attached side cabin. While around 70% of its residents are indigenous people who have always made their livings from the sea, around 99% of them are devout Muslims. Mangrove forests on the north and east coasts of the island occupy 80 percent of the island’s space. The environment is varied from mangrove forests to rice fields where water buffaloes and goats are seen year round. For years, life in Koh Klang seems to have been frozen far away from hustle and bustle of urban life just across the river.
Written January 4, 2020
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Gary B
100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
My partner and I visited this amazing picturesque small island with our local Thai friends and their small toddler 1 and a half year old daughter. We parked for free at Thara Park in Krabi and took the longtail ferry boat across the river for only a few baht. We had a sidecar tuk-tuk tour of the island, which has no cars or trucks and is extremely quiet and traditionally rural. We saw how rice is still grown and harvested in the same traditional way, and how it is still ground down and sieved in traditional ways and for sale in 1kilo bags. Next we went to a traditional artisan carpenters house and saw his workshop. There we purchased a few handmade gifts from his small shop, which were inexpensive. We then went to a traditional family farmstead with goats chickens and ducks and then to the fishing area. We ended at the fish farm and restaurant beside the river where we had an amazing Thai seafood and chicken meal. We returned to Krabi again by longtail ferry and in all we had an amazing and interesting 4 hours.
Written January 18, 2018
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