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Chalok Bay | Past Chalok to Freedom Beach resort for trailhead, Koh Tao, Thailand
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All reviews freedom beach worth the climb entrance fee wear good shoes pay baht nice viewpoint easy climb small hike short hike bring water wearing flip flops appropriate footwear sairee beach area lots of water water shoes chalok bay shark bay
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not sure why people are complaining about having to pay to enter. We had to pay 100 baht and we also got a bottle of water. It's £2.50 so you're hardly breaking the bank to pay the entrance fee. The climb takes about 10-15 mins...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank V7283JKjonf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please note that the entrance fee is 50 THB, although it's questionable whether they are allow to even make you pay. The view is worth it though. Make sure to be here 30 minutes before sunset, to enjoy it fully.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dsC442JB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good 15-20 min hike up, I would recommend wearing shoes for it. View was great! We got there around 0915 and there was no one there trying to collect money. When we got back down a lady was there, but we just walked right past...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 1PC87
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Worth visiting, allthough you have to pay some bahts without the receipt ;) ... Access is limited - the gate is closed and protected by barb wire in the early morning and late evening (I think it's open 9 AM-7 PM) so plan your visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tejc
Reviewed March 17, 2019

After 6 weeks on Koh Tao and hiking all over, we can definitely say this was our favourite viewpoint. Incredible scenery and a relatively short walk up (although it is a bit rocky). There is an entrance fee, like many places on Koh Tao so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bitesizedtravelsAUS
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

I read the reviews before going and decided not to pay the woman 50b, when I refused and tried to walk past she started pushing me and crying, sounding very desperate, like she had been told by force to get money from the tourists. View...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zacknowell
Reviewed February 25, 2019

At the foot of the climb to the viewpoint, there is a lady who controls an artificial gate to access the trail. As soon as you get near, she comes towards you with a dead stare and demands 50 baht pay in a very rude...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank watpwhat
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

View good there are women staff form the hotel she acts i think it's worth pay 5o /B prepare water shoes and cameras for this activity

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank WilasineeI1
Reviewed February 4, 2019

We enjoyed our afternoon snorkeling tour, and hit up the island before heading back to Koh Tao. So beautiful, short 5-7 minute hike up, watch out for the mosquitoes! To the top, be careful climbing the rocks, but once ontop, amazing views of the water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank foodie4ever_84
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

The view is awesome, but there's a scam girl that ask 50 bath "entrance" fee. No private property, no sign pay entrance, no receive nothing.. plus a "I know everything from here I live 150 years in ko Tao" girl from brazil told me :...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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