There's so much
to see on Ko-Sichang that we're still discovering new attractions after twenty
years of visits and five years of living here.
a corner of the island where you won't find something worth looking at. Below
we list the most popular targets, plus a couple that are often overlooke,
but shouldn't be. Samlors will take you to most of these on the standard
tour of the island. Make sure to allow plenty of time--just tell the driver
how long you want to wait, and it's her/his call whether to wait, or go off
and come back.
Don't forget to pick up a copy of our Island Welcome brochure for
a map, or download the Adobe Acrobat .pdf map from the site.
Rama V (King Chulalongkorn's)
Built starting about 1890, the Judhadhut Palace was abandoned shortly after
hostilities with France in 1893 showed how vulnerable it was to a modern navy.
The main building was taken to Bangkok, where it is now famous as Vimarn Mek
Several of the remaining structures have been
restored. A walk through the gardens and up the hill under century-old frangipani
trees can be a delightful way to spend an hour or two, especially in the late
afternoon. For the determined explorer, there are hard-to-find staircases
down to the see, a couple of caves with almost-safe staircases leading down
into the darkness, a rock that rings like a bell when you hit it, and the
architecturally unique Asdangkhanimit temple (conical white structure up on