Koh Sichang or Koh Si Chang or, or, or …
… also for Koh Sichang there are endless possibilities in the Thai language …
However it might be spelled correctly (probably nobody knows that), Koh Sichang is a pretty, small, peaceful island where the “Thai world” is still in perfect condition despite its proximity to Bangkok and Patthaya.
Where is Koh Sichang?
Koh Sichang is located west of Laem Chabang in the Gulf of Thailand and is about a 45 minute boat ride from Si Racha (Sriracha / Chonburi Province).
Si Racha is located about 30 km north of Patthaya or 1.5 hours southwest of Bangkok.
Small and colorful fishing boats travel regularly, for little money, between Si Racha and Koh Sichang.
Once on the island, the tuktuks are already waiting at the harbor to bring the arrivals to the (few) hotels or to start an island tour.
What is there to see on Koh Sichang?
Honestly, the island offers less highlights, but there are already some interesting places.
The Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine
The Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine is a Chinese-style temple, where you can either walk up to or take the steep cable car that goes up to the temple.
Once at the top, one expects a relatively large colorful temple, which ends in 2 rooms as a cave temple.
Countless colored wish lists were hung in the two caves.
From the terrace in front of the temple you can enjoy a magnificent view of Koh Sichang, the harbor and the neighboring island.
Beaches on Koh Sichang
There are several beautiful beaches on the island that offered the clearest and greenest water during my stay at Had Tham Phang Beach.
In general, the area around this beach offers beautiful views, so it is worthwhile to take a walk there.
Where to sleep?
We booked our room at Somewhere Hotel.
The “ Somewhere ” is a pretty, small and well maintained hotel.
There is a restaurant that also serves a delicious breakfast, a swimming pool and the hotel is just a 5-minute Tuktuk ride from the harbor.
Within walking distance of the “Somewhere” can be found nice little restaurants, where you can eat delicious fish.
Koh Sichang is certainly not an island where you can or should spend several days or weeks.
However, the island offers a great change from the big city bustle of Bangkok.
I really enjoyed my two days there…