Koh Samui or Samui Island is a very famous island that people around the world dream to visit. It is located in Gulf of Thailand. It is away to the east from Suratthani province around 84 kilometers. There are roads and streets around the island such as Tawee Rat Pakdee road with 52 kilometers long. The one-third area of the island is smooth area surrounded with mountain. The perfect time to visit this island is between January and May.
The interesting places on Koh Samui
Beach – Koh Samui has very beautiful beaches around. Some popular beaches that visitors love to go are Chaweng beach and Lamai beach. Some others are Nar Ton beach, Tong Yang beach, Mae Nam beach and Cherng Mon beach.
Waterfalls – Hin Lad falls, Wa Norn falls and Nar Muang falls are also places that visitors and local people choose to visit.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandpa and Grandma Stones) are located at Lamai beach. It is a natural wonder of stones in different figures. There is an urban legend that an old couple named grandpa Kreng and grandma Riam sailed their boat to ask for the hand of Grandpa Mong Lai’s daughter in another province. When they passed this Lamai area, the storm sank their sailboat. Both of them were dead and became these two stones as people see nowadays.
Diving area – There are many places for visitors to dive and see coral reefs and fish around Koh Samui. To rent a boat and diving equipment, please contact the resorts or travel agencies on Koh Samui.
Getting to Koh Samui
There are many ways to go to Koh Samui. You can go to Suratthani province by train or bus and then take a ferry boat to Koh Samui, or you can take a flight to Koh Samui directly.
Koh Pangan or Pangan Island is away to the north from Koh Samui around 20 kilometers. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from Koh Samui. Koh Pangan has very beautiful beaches and blue sea surrounded by woods.
The interesting places on Koh Pangan
Tong Sa La – The biggest community on the island. It is the center of merchants and the place where people can get on the boat to near islands and Suratthani province. There are also restaurants, hotels and travel agencies there.
Tarn Sadej and Pangan National Park – includes a lot of green woods and beautiful islands. There are many kinds of wild animals and birds around this park. A rental house and tents are provided for visitors there.
Rin beach – it is a beautiful and popular beach of Pangan island with 2 kilometers long. You can go there by boat from Tong Sa La. There is also an activity for tourists called “Full Moon Party” which is a party on full-moon days. Thousands of tourists come to join this party and make this party well-known to people around the world.