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Ko Samui is the premier island destination in the Gulf of Thailand. Samui is easily accessible, features beautiful beaches and a variety of activities, and caters to visitors on any budget.Ko Samui, Thailand’s second most popular island destination, is located in the Gulf of Thailand roughly 700 km. south of Bangkok and 80 km. from Thailand’s southern coast. Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and the largest in an archipelago of more than 80 islands that includes the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a kayaking paradise and day trip from Ko Samui. While Samui is small enough to be circumnavigated in just a couple of hours by motorbike or car, the island features such a variety of beaches and activities that it would be impossible to experience everything in a single visit. However, this was not always the case. Until the late 20th century, Samui was home to a small community engaged primarily in fishing and harvesting coconuts. There were not even any roads on the island until the early 1970’s. However, once foreign visitors discovered this island gem, lush with tropical forest, fringed with palm tree lined stretches of golden sand, and surrounded by pellucid, aquamarine water, development quickly followed. Today the beaches of Chaweng and Lamai are bustling beach towns with fabulous beach resorts, internationally acclaimed restaurants, and world-class nightclubs. Activities around Ko Samui include cooking courses, yoga instruction, Muay Thai training, scuba diving, and even golf. While there are a few quieter beaches that are ideal for relaxation, particularly those that feature some of the finest 5-star resorts in the world, and some that exude old world charm, such as Bo Phut, which features converted, old Chinese shop houses, Samui is a lively, exciting place than it was a few decades ago. Ko Samui has developed into its own style of island paradise, retaining much of its natural beauty while offering nearly every imaginable activity or service for the ultimate beach holiday.
Grandfather Rock .
Location: Lamai Beach
Hin Ta Hin Yai is located on Lamai Bay District Maret, Koh Samui. Grandfather Rock of granite is a natural phenomenon caused by erosion by the sea. And heat until the oddly shaped rocks. Local tales told later that long ago a couple called their grandparents. Eye pious grandmother Miriam As the Pakphanang Nakhon Si Thammarat Travel by boat to get to Ta Mong Lai’s daughter. Prachuap Khiri Khan to his son when the ship arrived at Lamai Bay. Big storm capsized the boat The eyes and grandmother died Waves lapped up stranded and petrified seen today.
4169 Highway from the south of Lamai Beach, about 2 km from Samui airport about 17 kilometers.
Big Buddha .
Location: Big Buddha Beach.
Big Buddha (Phra Yai Ko Fan) Temple located north west coast of Koh Samui. On the main road at 4171 Big Buddha is considered the most famous temple in Koh Samui. Tourists who come here are mostly amazed with the beauty and size of the statues that are up to 12 meters, this atmosphere up and down a very steep on up to the top you can see the view of the beach. Bang Rak distance of several kilometers And from the point of view of the above can be seen up and down the plane near the airport. The area also has shops and bottom. Many restaurants to choose from.
By 4169 Highway Drive to the north of the island. Then turn onto Highway 4171 driving around to see the Big Buddha. Big Buddha, which is far from the northern part of the island is only three kilometers away from Bo Phut and Chaweng is only 3 kilometers by 7 kilometers.
Bang Rak Beach .
Located next to the Choeng Mon beach. Connect van to travel to the island. Most people call this beach. Big Buddha Beach or BIG BUDDHA BEACH because it is in the same area as Big Buddha, a religious landmark of the island of Koh Samui, tranquil ambience. It is very relaxing
Travel & nbsp; from the ferry Thong drugs. Visitors can rent a car trip A fast and convenient way to explore the island with the most. He lost no time like the minibus service. Moreover, some of the info is no bus access. If you drive your own car to save over Mao.
days – off: is open every day .
Full Moon .
A beautiful waterfall amidst coconut groves and orchards of the locals. In the middle of the rainy season and there are much more beautiful than the other two cities, namely Na Na Muang 1 and 2, but tourists prefer to visit Na Muang 1 over due to easy access. A paved road to the waterfall It also offers elephant trekking for tourists as well. Parking area restaurants. Souvenir shop And chairs to sit and relax
As the famous waterfalls of Koh Samui, the island center of a large mountain. Fall from 30-40 meters wide and 20 meters high cliff, the Forest Department has provided the town of Forest Falls. An area of 10 acres and the King Rama 5. He had come to this waterfall spanning the length of it. The pouring large puddles that can play. But be careful of rocks in the basin. It may be dangerous waterfall atmosphere because there are very large trees covered with fruits collected from the garden of the house, such as coconut fruit.
Lamai beach is approximately 4 km to the north and south end of the beach is quite quiet. Clean beaches and clear water is still clear. In the middle of the bay, ideal for swimming and relax. Probably the second most colorful and bustling Chaweng Beach. And uneven sandy beach But the southeast coast of the island. It characterized the atmosphere is quite peaceful and living costs are cheaper. It has dozens of beer bars. Concentrated along the street at night Thailand beach bustling with tourists and foreigners. Beach is a famous tourist attraction. A Cottage is an alternative.
A trip to the beach
The main road of the island is 4169 Highway junction onto the beach road between kilometer 18 – 19 and 21 kilometers.