Ban Salak Phet is the large and oldest communities on Koh Chang. It’s located on the south of the island and also has historical significance because in the region of King Rama V, King Chulalongkorn comes to Ao Salak Phet when he visited Koh Chang several times. Ban Salak Phet is the location of “Wat Salak Phet” which is the importance of community was built in the fifth reign. The inside of the temple have an important Buddha statue “Luang Por Phet” and also has an ivory royal which is the seal of Luang Salak Phet Pattanakit who received it from King Rama V, King Chulalongkorn. In addition to, the temple also has a collection of antiques from the fifth reign for visitors see them.
Nearby Wat Salak is Klong Nanai which Rama 5 had come through the trip Ban Salak Phet. We ride the bike across Klong Nani along the path in coconut garden to see “Mangrove forest Ban Nanai” which have the path to study the nature of Mangrove forest around two kilometers.
During the path study the nature, we will see various mangroves plant whether, Mangrove, Small edible sea crab, Excoecaria agallocha. In the middle of the path is the Prong tree which is the yellowish green leave. When it sunlight, it’s becomes beautiful bright golden yellow.
When you want to buy souvenirs, Ban Salak Phet has One Tambon One Product such as the coconut shell product. “Ban Rak Kala” is a shop to sell the coconut shell product that make as a appliances and jewelry such as lamp, basket, necklaces, earrings, etc., You can visit and purchase product from coconut shells as souvenirs before come back home.