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 Koh Samui
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January 2022

Travel Guide

Koh Samui in Southern Thailand


Koh Samui The 247-square-kilometre Samui island is Surat Thani's major tourist attraction. Located 258 nautical miles south of Bangkok, and some 84 kilometres east of the provincial capital, Koh Samui measures some 21 kilometres at its widest point, and 25 kilometres at its longest. A 51-kilometre ring and largely coastal road encircles the island, which has numerous lovely beaches and bays, and is almost literally an island of coconuts and forested hills.

Samui's best beaches line the northern and eastern coasts, the most popular being Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai, where generally attractive accommodation can be found. Other beaches include Hat Choeng Mon, Hat Mae Nam in the north and Hat Na Thon, the island's major seafront settlement where shops, restaurants and tour agencies are concentrated. At the southern end of Lamai Bay are phallic rock formations called Hin Ta Hin Yai. A path connects the three waterfalls, called Namtok Hin Lat, Namtok Lat Wanon, and Namtok Na Muang, from west to south. The waterfalls are best visited during rainy season. Elephant riding is an interesting activity at the Na Muang waterfall. There are some Buddhist monuments and temples on the island: Phra Yai is a massive seated Buddha image at Fan isle; Phrathat Hin Ngu is a stupa containing the Buddha's relics and Chedi Laem So, a golden stupa on the western coast; and Wat Khunaram houses the dead body of Luang Pho Daeng which does not decay.

"Must see" in Koh Samui

Samui Monkey Theater
In the past, before Samui's tourism boom, coconuts used to represent the main industry here. In the Southern... read more

Hin Ta Hin Yai
Hin Ta and Hin Yai are natural rocks shaped by wind and water for millions of years. Strangely it is... read more

Big Buddha
Big Buddha is one of must see places when you visit Koh Samui. This 12 meter high Buddha statue named... read more

Beaches in Samui
Samui has many beautiful beaches on the island. The most famous are Chaweng and Lamai beaches which lie... read more

  Top Hotels in Koh Samui

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Baan Chom Tawan Villa
Jean Pool Villa
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"Worth seeing" in Koh Samui

Hin Lat Waterfall
Not only being one of tourist attractions in Samui, Hin Lat Waterfall is also a significant source of... read more

Na Muang Waterfalls
Na Muang waterfalls are located in the South of Samui's central peak. Famed for their stunning landscapes,... read more

Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo
At Samui Aquarium you can find a marvellous collection of tropical marine life, such as sharks, turtles,... read more

Secret Buddha Garden
Built in 1976 by a fruit farmer "Nim Thongsuk", Secret Buddha Garden is located in the hills of Samui... read more

Snake Farm
Samui Snake Farm is located in the south of Koh Samui at Taling Ngam. It is a perfect place as a family... read more

Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly Garden is located in the southeast of Samui Island. With a stunning overlooking view of... read more

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