Koh Chang (sometimes written Ko Chang) is a Thai island located in the eastern part of the country. It is the second largest island in the archipelago, but it is sparsely populated and has only recently seen significant development. Long a backpacker’s paradise, Koh Chang is being transformed into a normal beach resort destination, as per the Thai government’s wishes, causing controversy in the area. The standard is hotels like GajaPuri Resort & Spa and Panviman Resort Koh Chang. The island is known for its pristine beaches and marine habitats, both of which are under threat from uncontrolled development. Nature is the most popular activity among travelers. Snorkeling, SCUBA diving, and simply resting on the beach are all popular activities, as are hikes through the steaming jungle.