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All you need to know to visit Koh Libong

Southern Thailand
870 km from Bangkok
Province of Trang
S Thai prononciation : Go libong


Recomm. stay
2-3 jours


Practical guide to go and visit Koh Libong

Koh Libong is the largest Trang island. It is also one of the less visited by tourists. If its beaches are a little less beautiful than those in Koh Kradan or Koh Ngai with more ocher sand and a slightly less turquoise sea because it is often more hectic, the island has other asstes like its mountains and its mangroves. Unlike the other two islands, Libong is also an island with a real local life animated by a Muslim community mainly making a living from fishing. Tourism is only a secondary resource for Ko Libong inhabitants. The island does not to know mass tourism.

Koh Libong is known for the dugongs that are sometimes called "sea cows". It is protected species of marine mammals thats looks like dolphins even if their line is less elegant. I'm not a zoologist but they make me think of seals with a dolphin's tail. You can observe dugongs by taking a longtail boat and go little off the island.

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Accommodations in Koh Libong

The hotels and bungalow resorts are not very numerous in Koh Libong, they are almost all located on the Haad Lang Kao beach on the west coast of the island. Count at least 1000 THB for one night (like at Libong Beach Resort where I stayed). A motor taxi ride from the pier to this beach costs 100 THB. There are also guesthouses on the land but they are not numerous. Be careful in low season (May-October), make sure that the resorts are open before coming to Libong island!

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Practical information about Koh Libong

Boats to Koh Libong leave from Hat Yao Pier about fifty kilometers from Trang.

There are no ATM or exchange office in Koh Libong, so it is necessary to come here with enough cash to cover your expenses. In low season (from mid-May to October), tourism activity already quite low in high season is almost non-existent.

How to go to Koh Libong ?

To come to Koh Libong, you will have to go first to Hat Yao Pier about forty kilometers from Trang. It is from here that the boats leave to reach the island. The crossing is not long, it takes about twenty minutes. Tigerline ferries linking Langkawi to Phuket via Koh Lipe, other Trang islands including Koh Ngai, Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi stop at Hat Yao. From Trang you can buy minivan + boat packages: van to the Hat Yao Boat Pier and boat to Ko Libong. Eveyr travel agencies sell it or you can ask at the reception of your hotel or your guesthouse.

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How to get around in Koh Libong ?

To get around in Koh Libong, you can use moto taxis. The fare to cross the island is usually 100 THB. You will have to use them as soon as you arrive on the island to go from the pier at Baan Maphao village where boats arrive to Haad Lang Kao where your hotel will probably be. Otherwise since the island is quite big the best option for exploring Koh Libong remains to rent a scooter. Most resorts offer motobike rentals.

Must-visits in Koh Libong

Ba Tu Pu Te Fishermen's Village

My opinion :
This Muslim fishing village with its houses on stilts and its long cement walkway over the sea that leads to a tower to observe the dugongs is one of the most interesting places to discover the traditional local life of the island.
My opinion :
These marine mammals are a protected species. They are a bit like the emblem of Koh Libong. The island is known for being a place where you can easily see them.

Other places to see in Koh Libong

Libong Stone Bridge Koh Libong
Libong Stone Bridge

This natural rock formation that looks like a real bridge is one of the curiosities in Koh Libong. And it is very photogenic !

Weather & climate in Koh Libong

Koh Libong a tropical climate. Temperatures don't vary a lot throughout the year although the pre-monsoon months from February to April are a little hotter. The year is divided into a dry season, from January to March and a long wet season from April to December, with the strongest rains in September.

The best time to come to Koh Libong is from December to March knowing that during the low season from May to the end of October, when it rains the most, tourism activity is very limited and most of the resorts on Koh Libong and other Trang islands are closed.

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When to go to Koh Libong ?

quand partir à Koh Libong

How to ask in Thai to go to Koh Libong ?

I want to go to Koh Libong / Yak paï ti Go libong.
Where is Koh Libong ? / Go libong you ti naï ?
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