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The name ‘Koh Yao Yai’ translates as ‘Big Long Island’, but don’t worry, it’s relatively small and easy to get around the entire island.

Cycling through the forest on Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

Koh Yao Yai has mountains, beaches, the ocean, and rice fields for visitors to explore, and the easiest way to move freely around the island is to rent a scooter or a bicycle.

If you have never ridden a scooter before and are not comfortable doing so, there are also plenty of tuk-tuks and songthaews available to taxi you around the island.

If you are exploring the island with a rental scooter, please drive carefully, wear a helmet, and don’t forget to put sunscreen on your face and arms! You must also be a licensed motorcycle rider in your home country and carry an international driver’s license at all times.

And, depending on where you are from, remember that in Thailand you should drive on the left-hand side of the road.


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