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Thailand National Park Mu Ko Chang

This 'Elephant Island' of the eastern Gulf ranks as Thailand's third largest island at 213 square km.

Much of the west coast is heavily developed, but mountainous jungle blankets the whole interior while the east coast feels like an offbeat destination with tiny fishing villages and mangrove forests. Ko Chang also boasts the best collection of waterfalls found on any Thai island.

Thailand with kids

Popular – and lesser-known – places to visit in Thailand with the family

If you're coming to Thailand with kids I'm sure the obvious contenders will already be on your radar: the temples of Bangkok, a cooking class in Chiang Mai, maybe an elephant sanctuary, one of the islands, and call it a wrap. Yes, these are all worthy additions to a family-friendly trip to Thailand, but take my advice: I've been living in and writing about Thailand since 2011 and I can tell you there is so much more to the country that doesn't make the standard "top 10" lists and travel brochures. If you're even vaguely interested in getting off the beaten path and seeing some of the 'real' Thailand with the kids, this guide is for you...read more

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