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Post, Communication, Money & Exchange on Ko Chang
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(River estuary east of Baan Bang Bao on Ko Chang in Thailand)
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Post office
There is one official post office at the west coast of Ko Chang. You will find it at the road at the village of Pearl Beach, between the southern end of White Sand Beach and the northern part Klong Prao Beach, around 1.7 kilometres off the southern end of White Sand Beach, directly at the road on the sea side. Address and business hours: "Post Office Koh Chang, Trat 23170, Thailand"; Mon - Fri: 8.30 am - 12 am and 1 pm - 3.30 pm.
Another licensed post office on Ko Chang is located in Salak Phet in the south of Ko Chang.

In all villages there are mailboxes and at some of the hotels and bungalow resorts it is also possible to post letters.

The addresses and opening-hours of the post offices on the mainland in Laem Ngop and Trat you will find here: Ko Chang Information, Useful Addresses & Telephone-Numbers for Ko Chang.

Postcards to any country is 12 Baht and air-mail-letters start from 14 Baht depending to which country and size.

Money, Exchange
There are some banks on Ko Chang, mainly located at White Sands Beach, and in all villages of the island you will find ATMs (automatic teller machines) to withdraw Thai-Baht with your bank card from your home country. Also some exchange bureaus from the banks are located on Ko Chang. Business hours of the banks on Ko Chang: Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 3.30 pm, business hours of the exchange bureaus / minibuses: daily 10 am- 6 pm.
In many hotels and bungalow resorts cash and travellers cheques can be exchanged, but the exchange rates offered are lower than at the banks.
Also it is possible to obtain money and to pay with credit cards (Visa, American Express) at some resorts.

There are several banks located in Trat and also in Laem Ngop. Business hours are Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 3.30 pm, except on holidays.

For changing travellers cheques don't forget your passport!

Rate of exchange
Best to check directly in the internet with a Currency-Converter. You can expect roughly 45 Baht for a English Pound, 30 Baht for a US-Dollar and 40 Baht for a Euro.

Communication: Telephone, Internet
You can find many Internet-cafés at all villages of the 6 beaches on Ko Chang's west coast (White Sand Beach, Pearl Beach, Khlong Prao Beach, Kai Bae Beach, Lonely Beach and Bai Lan Beach) and at Baan Bang Bao. Also some hotels and bungalow resorts have computers with internet connection. Meanwhile most of them have fast DLS connections but still some are made by satellites. The fee is usually 1 Baht per minute.
In most of the Internet-cafés, the post office, in some shops in the villages and in some hotels and bungalow resorts, overseas and mainland telephone calls can be made.
In some villages on Ko Chang there are telephone boxes to make overseas calls, which work with Pre Paid cards. These however are frequently broken.
At all beaches on the west coast, mobile reception is ensured, as well as in many other locations around Ko Chang.

Telephone area codes and Postal zip codes

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Telephone area codes of Ko Chang/Laem Ngop/Trat: 039
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Postal zip code Trat: 23000
Postal zip code Ko Chang and Laem Ngop: 23120

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