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Koh Chang Remembrance - theásunken Warships
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(The beach with the memorial tablets and naval shrine in Ko Changs Salak Phet Bay)
Picture from the beach with the memorial tablets and naval shrine in Ko Changs Salak Phet Bay
Another object of interest on the island is the Koh Chang Remembrance that informs about the Ko Chang Sea Battle Wrecks, which were sunk directly by the beach off the south-easternmost point of Ko Chang.

During the Indochina-war, on 17th of January 1941, 7 French ships entered into Thai waters. They were successfully forced back by 3 hai warships, the Thonburi, the Songkhla and the Chonburi, however the Thonburi and the Chonburi sank with the loss of 36 Thai sailors.
The wrecks are marked with buoys, so they can be easily found by divers.

On the beach, memorial tablets and a shrine inform you about the history of this brush with the enemy - unfortunately only in Thai.

To enlarge this Picture from the beach with the memorial tablets and naval shrine in Ko Changs Salak Phet Bay click here   At the end of 2006 there were no taxis driving to the beach with the shrine, so you either have to go there by chartered boat from Salak Phet Bay or, if coming by motorbike or car, turn left at the intersection of the main street, around 14 kilometres south of Dan-Kao-Pier (always follow the signs to the "Koh Chang Remembrance"). Keep on this road until the next bigger junction, there turn left, direction "Koh Chang Remembrance" and "Long Beach". After a few hundred metres the road gets step and winding and you will pass a few places at the road from where you have an incredible view into Salak Phet Bay and to the islands south of Ko Chang (see "Viewpoints on Ko Chang").   To enlarge this Picture from the beach with the memorial tablets and naval shrine in Ko Changs Salak Phet Bay click here

Shortly after the viewpoint the road turns into a dust road so the last part should only be made by experienced drivers!

On the mainland in Laem Ngop the Naval Battle Monument can be visited, which was built in memory of this event. The museum has an extensive collection of original pictures and some three-dimensional maps. Unfortunately everything there is also only explained in Thai.
The Monument is situated directly west off the Laem-Ngop-Pier. (See 'Mainland around Trat').

(Specifications: 2006)
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