Koh Loi- perhaps Thailand’s smallest island

One Sunday afternoon I needed to get out of my apartment to get some fresh air, and in order to keep myself out of the local drinking establishment, I took myself to Koh Loi, in Sriracha.


Bridge to Koh Loi

I didn’t even know it existed until I came across it by accident when I was doing some online research. So I hopped on an orange songthaew, after checking with the driver, who confirmed that the songthaew waiting was indeed bound for Sriracha.
The journey from Bangsaen to Sriracha took less than 30 minutes- it’s 12 km away, so not far at all. The songthaew stopped opposite Paradise Park, Sriracha’s biggest mall. I could see a few tuk-tuk drivers waiting, so I got off and hailed one down.
Koh Loi is connected to the mainland by a bridge, so I asked the tuk-tuk driver to drop me this side so I could walk. He didn’t understand and pointed to the island, so I said to him in my pigeon Thai “durm, sanook”, which means drink for fun. I meant to say “dern sanook”-walk for fun. I wondered why he was giving me funny looks; poor guy must have thought I was propositioning him.
The island is located by Sriracha’s pier and it is perhaps Thailand’s smallest island. In fact it took me longer to get there than how long it took to walk around. It was busy with Thai’s, visiting for the day, and me, the only foreigner.


Sriracha Pier

The first thing I saw was a huge pool with sea turtles. All sizes from small to very large. Interesting to see them but the water doesn’t look particularly clean, and am sure the pool will not be large enough to house the number of turtles there. But I read that, in the past, some of the turtles were released into the wild, so maybe they are doing some good conservation work. I hope so anyway.


Turtle Pond

Then continuing to walk around I climbed up stairs to the small temple at the top of the hill, where there were a number of people making offerings, and enjoying the views. I stood admiring the view myself before walking down the other side of the hill.


Temple on top of the hill


There I saw the Kwan Yin Shrine at Wat Koh Loi. This temple is hard to miss. It has traditional Chinese decoration- brightly coloured reds, greens and yellows and ornate dragons on every column.


Kwan Yin Shrine

Just by the side of the temple is an area where you can sit and relax-have a picnic, chat to friends, or simply sit and take in the surrounding area. From here you get great views of Koh Si Chang, another island off the coast of Sriracha. This would be an ideal spot to enjoy the sunset in the evenings.

Seated Area

Seated Area

On the opposite side of the island, as you walk back towards the bridge, there is a market selling food and souvenirs, and a lovely little garden area.

Garden Area

Garden Area

Although the island is small, it will take you all of twenty minutes to walk around and see everything, it is a lovely little place and so easy to get to. Go see for yourself.


All your travel planning in one place

Janaline's China Journey

My adventures while living in China

A Quest for the Uncliche

Dream. Explore. Learn. Repeat.. Let's traverse on the paths less taken and explore whole new worlds

Blog Site of Gabriele R.

Post, news, diary... All the world around me, ALL THE WORDS AROUND YOU

the orang-utan librarian

welcome to the virtual library


Graphic Design, Digital Papers and Vintage/Original Clip Art


Fun, Polished Sustainable Fashion and Good Vibes

The Arty Plantsman

Plants, Botanical Art, Humour and Random Stuff by Darren Sleep

Cardinal Guzman

Encyclopedia Miscellaneous - 'quality' blogging since August 2011


age is just a (biggish) number

Up Up And Away

Matt and Eva's Excellent Adventure


The conversations

Mohamad Al Karbi

محمد القربي


We Plan, You Travel

Life at No. 22

Suzanne's Life and Travel Musings from New Zealand and Beyond

1000 Places and Memories

Best collection of moments, places and memories

Roth Poetry

Poetry From the Heart!

Art Expedition

a painter´s attempt to conquer the great white canvas

Ute smile

Ute's Happy World


The artist ALOZADE a. search for you all images of beauties, and offer you these works and his artistic ideas

⚡️La Audacia de Aquiles⚡️

"El Mundo Visible es Sólo un Pretexto" / "The Visible World is Just a Pretext".-

Image Earth Travel

Travel and photography blog by Nilla Palmer. Capturing the globe with words and lens. Come travel the world!


Village Teacher - The Book & Photographs


live your life in your own way

Enchanted Forests

This Blog is about discovering the magic of forests in every aspect of life from a small plant in a metropolis to the forests themselves

Lightscapes Nature Photography Blog

Kerry Mark Leibowitz's musings on the wonderful world of nature photography

P e d r o L

storytelling the world

Travel Moments

Adventure and Asian Travel


Come for the sass, stay for the class

J M Lysun

The pleasure of creative writing.


"I am at home among trees." -J.R.R. Tolkien

from swerve of shore

by aaron joel santos


Travel inspiration, stories, photos and advice


Dedicated to people who stand out of the crowd !!

Storing Hope

Stories about love to restore hope in people's hearts

An Awesome Mind

The Official Home of Matthy

Clare's Cosmos

A Galaxy of Thoughts and Creativity

Melody's Wedding Photography

Bespoke wedding photography tailored to your day

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: