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Ko Sichang 꼬시창

꼬시창은 스리라차에서 선박으로 40분 정도면 도착할 수 있다. 도중에 선상에서 생활하는 많은 태국인들을 볼 수 있다. 섬에서는 쑹타우보다는 톡톡으로 이동하는 것이 편리하다. 섬위에 거대한 불교사원이 있으며 해변가에 태국왕조의 여름별장이 있다. 여름별장에서 시원한 냉커피를 마시며 고즈넉한 분위기를 느낄 수 있다. 한국사람들은 거의 찾아볼 수 없다..

Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, its proximity to the shipping lanes has made it a convenient anchorage for dozens of barges which transship their cargoes to lighter boats for the trip up the Chao Phraya to Bangkok. Ko Si Chang makes a nice weekend outing for local tourists.

While the beaches are not as enjoyable as those on islands further east and south, such as Ko samt 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.

Please be respectful of the local culture and wear modest clothes when visiting the temples and religions shrines. Always remove your shoes and cover your shoulders when entering a holy area. Refraining from topless or nude sunbathing/swimming would also be polite.

1. How to go there?

You may drive to the Sriracha and you can take a boat , the boat would cost around 40 Baht. It will take around 40 minutes to reach in there.  In the inside of the island you may rent a toktok. You have to return to the pier until 5 pm the last boat would depart to the Sriracha at 5 or 6 pm.

2.  Where to visit?

King Rama IV's summer village is worth visiting. You may also take a coffe in there. 

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