You'll find the best places to go shopping in Koh Chang not far from the island’s coast. That makes sense since compared to other locations in Thailand, this jungle paradise is better known for its extensive beaches, rugged landscape, and lively nightlife than its shops and markets.

    However, since nobody likes to return from a vacation empty-handed, there are a few spots on the island where you can pick up beach essentials and souvenirs. These great places to shop in Koh Chang will have you covered whether you're looking for extra sunscreen, unusual gifts, or a perfectly tailored garment. 


    Bang Bao Pier

    Traditional wooden stilt houses converted into shops

    Bang Bao is a 350-metre-long roofed pier lined with various shops, resembling an indoor market. It was a Thai fishing village before tourism replaced fishing as the locals’ main source of income. The villagers converted the traditional wooden stilt houses into shops and restaurants, frequented by day-trippers and overnight guests. 

    The pier is a fascinating place to stroll, where you'll find quality souvenirs, locally made products and a good choice of seafood restaurants. Bang Bao might not be the classic Thai fishing village of the past, but moored boats remain, as do the glorious views across the bay where fishing boats still trawl.

    Location: Koh Chang Tai, Ko Chang District, Trat, Thailand


    White Sand Beach

    A long strip of shops near a popular coast

    • Food
    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife
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    White Sands Beach is one of the busiest bays on the island of Koh Chang. Visitors flock here both for its beach and for its shops. Swaying palm trees line a stretch of pure white sand for those seeking a picturesque tropical paradise. For those looking for trinkets to carry home, you can take a fascinating stroll through the dense concentration of small shops selling anything from beach clothes and sunglasses to paintings and souvenirs. 

    White Sands Beach is also a popular nightlife destination with a night food market and popular beachfront resorts, restaurants, and open-air bars, where you can shop and enjoy excellent food and beverages until late.

    Location: Koh Chang, Trat 23170, Thailand


    King Tailor

    Have a high-quality garment made to suit your budget and taste

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    King Tailor in Koh Chang is sure to convince you if you aren't sure if a perfectly cut suit is your idea of the ideal souvenir. The team has 30 years of experience making clothes for men and women and will offer personal attention when selecting the style, color and fit to suit your budget and taste. 

    Whether it's a suit jacket or a silk dress, King Tailor has perfected the art of clothesmaking, so you are sure to come away with a quality garment. The friendly staff members are also happy to recommend the best restaurant and even attractions on the island.

    Location: 19/8 Rural Rd, Ko Chang, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 268 7546


    Big C Market

    An island grocery store for all the essentials

    • Shoppers

    Big C Market is where you'll find all the essentials on the island of Koh Chang. Located on the busy northwest side, this is a convenient place to shop if you need groceries for a self-catered vacation or if you're looking for high-street fashion or discounted jewelry. Big C is one of the biggest grocery store chains in Thailand, and many people are surprised to find such a large grocery store on a small island. 

    Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for local snack items to take home as gifts, the prices at Big C are reasonable, and they carry a large variety of products.

    Location: 13/56 Rural Rd, Ko Chang, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)39 551 310

    Mandy Haakenson | Compulsive Traveler

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