Koh Sichang - Chonburi
Koh Sichang is a small island situated in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Si Chang makes a nice weekend outing for local tourists. Its beaches are as enjoyable as those on islands further east and south, such as Koh Samet.
Tourists can explore the remains of a former royal palace which was built as a summer retreat for King Chulalongkorn. The royal residence was abandoned in 1893 when the French occupied the island during a conflict with Thailand over who would control Laos. The island also has many places of religious interest and value.
Koh Sichang - Getting there
You can catch a bus from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit) or Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai). Both stations have buses that leave everyday, on the hour. The trip to Sri Racha takes about 2 hours. At Mo Chit proceed to window 54 to purchase your ticket. Minibuses from Ekamai to Sri Racha run hourly.
Upon arrival in Sri Racha, take a tuk-tuk to the pier. Boats to Koh Sichang leave hourly (or every two hours in low season) from the pier on Koh Loy. The ferry takes about 40 minutes.
The information counter at the pier in Koh Sichang provides necessary information and a brochure carrying the information of five important locations of the island written in Thai and English. This counter may not be open in low season.
When leaving the island be careful. The ferry may leave from a different pier than you came on.