While the global climate has experienced periods of both cooling and warming over millions of years, the climate of Southeast Asia has remained more or less the same as it is today. His is due to its location around the equator and, being surrounded by ocean providing plenty of moisture in the form or rain, the region was able to sustain consistent rainforests over a very long period of time. The rain is more evenly distributed throughout the year along the tropical zone, nurturing equatorial rainforests across South and Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia, which were all parts of the same landmass during the last ice age. Then, as the glaciers melted and the sea level rose, many of these rainforests became cut off from ech ther and various species established themselves, developing along distinctive evolutionary paths in response to local ecosystems and creating a great diversity of forest eco-systems and unique flora and fauna.
Situated in Trat, the easternmost province of Thailand, very close to the Cambodian border and about 315 km. from Bangkok. Koh Kood's size ranks it as the fourth largest island in Thailand or the second largest island next to Koh Chang in Trat Province. The Island is 25 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide covers an area of approximately 105 square kilometers or 65,625 Rai. Its natural features mountains and plains where many streams originate and become waterfalls.
One famous waterfall is Nam Tok Khlong Chao, which flows throughout the year and is an ideal place for swimming. You can contact "The Hub" Activity Center at the Away Resort for interestin tours.
In 1911, King Rama VI paid a royal visit to this waterfall and named it 'Nam Tok Anam Kok' to commemorate Ong Chiang Su. In addition; there are beaches with crystal-clear seas. Very popular among visitors are areas such as Taphao Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Khlong Hin Beach, and Phrao Beach. Accommodations with a private atmosphere is available for visitors at the inner sea of Koh Kood, and the other two islands, Koh Rat and Koh Mai Si, opposite to Koh Kood.
Koh Kood has no road that entirely circles the island and there are only two main roads, ne from the northeast port at Ao Salad Bay to Laem Hin Dum Cape, and one on the western coast, which is about 14 km. long. The only partially-paved road runs from Baan Ao Salad in the northeast to the southwest of the island and is approximately 14 km. in length, however, the road is only 2 meters wide. A very important bridge, Klong Chao Bridge, crosses to Lam Hin Dum Port in the western part of the island.