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Koh Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand, offers something for everyone. Imagine swaying palm trees lining pristine beaches, turquoise waters begging to be explored, and delicious food around every corner. Choose your adventure: relax on secluded shores, explore vibrant markets, discover ancient temples, or try exciting water sports. Unforgettable island escapes to Koh Samui await.

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Overview Koh Samui

When it comes to Thailand travel, many people are familiar with famous places like dynamic Bangkok City, peaceful Chiang Mai, or nightlife in Pattaya. But if you prefer a beach break, Koh Samui will be a great choice for you.

Koh Samui Overview

Koh Samui will be a great choice for you

As the third-biggest island in Thailand, Koh Samui is one of the best places to visit in Thailand. Surrounding this place is a complex of small islands with countless beautiful scenes for you to explore. Known as the precious pearl, Koh Samui has a total area of 229 square kilometers and all amenities suitable for relaxation. Koh Samui Tourism has jade-green beaches, glass-white sand, charming coral reefs, and other hidden gems waiting for you to discover.

Koh Samui Weather

Koh Samui Island has two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the sunny season. The average year-round temperature is about 30 degrees, the weather is quite hot.

But no matter what season it is, you can experience many amazing activities here. In the hot season, it will be perfect for beach break holidays with interesting activities such as swimming, kayaking, and visiting beautiful coral reefs. When the weather turns rainy, you can come here to visit stunning temples, pagodas, magnificent rocky fields, sacred historical relics, etc. It sounds very interesting, doesn't it?

Koh Samui Transportation

You don't know how to get to Koh Samui? Don’t worry, because there are many ways to get to this island. From the capital Bangkok, there are about 20 flights a day to this beautiful island. Another way to travel is from Surat Thani, you can catch a bus to the ferry terminal to get on a cruise to Koh Samui.

Koh Samui does not have a variety of public transportation options. You can choose a songthaew or a taxi to get to places on the main island.

Songthaew

If you want to experience a popular type of Thailand travel transportation at a low price, Songthaew will be an extremely reasonable choice for tourists. With a design quite similar to a tuk-tuk, sitting on this Songthaew, you can comfortably enjoy the cool breeze from the sea and record many interesting images with friends.

Songthaew

Songthaew - a popular type of Thailand Travel transportation at a low price

Rental car

To facilitate travel and be proactive, tourists can also rent a car to travel. However, there is one problem that you should keep in mind: local traffic is quite complicated. Therefore, if you are not confident, you should not try it.

To explore other Koh Samui small islands and some beaches that are not accessible by road, you can only use a boat. Longtail boats, motorboats, canoes, and cruises are always present at the wharf to take you to see the islands in the area. It is important that you ask for prices before choosing a boat.

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Koh Samui Tourism

Wat Phra Yai

When mentioning Thailand Travel, we cannot ignore famous temples with marvelous beauty and unique architecture. Built in 1972, Wat Phra Yai is located in Ayutthaya province and is one of the best places to visit in Koh Samui. This temple is located on Koh Fan Island, near Bang Rak Beach, and 3km northeast of Samui International Airport.

Wat Phra Yai

Famous temple with marvelous beauty and unique architecture

Wat Phra Yai is also famous for the name of the Big Buddha Temple. This location is famous for its Buddha statue, which is over 18 meters high and painted in a striking yellow color. This is a famous tourist destination and pilgrimage place on Koh Samui Island.

The construction style of Wat Phra Yai is influenced by Brahmanism and Buddhism, most clearly shown in the main color tone of gold. This color also symbolizes the worship of Buddha. The stairs where the giant statue goes up are also meticulously sculpted. The image of a pair of seven-headed dragons located next to two stairs creates a more majestic and solemn feeling for the temple.

Chaweng Beach

Coming to the ‘pearl island' of Koh Samui, you should definitely spend time relaxing on the wonderful beautiful beaches. Chaweng is located on Samui's east coast and is considered the island's best-known beach. Developed infrastructure and picturesque beaches attract large numbers of international tourists annually. Beauty and cleanliness are the hallmarks of this beach. White sand, emerald waters, coral reefs, and wonderful nature make this place a paradise.

Immersing yourself in the cool water, resting and eating on the sand, and participating in water sports are amazing things to do in Koh Samui that you can experience here. This is also where there are many interesting nightlife activities. Besides coastal restaurants and bars with lively music, you can also go shopping with your friends for many interesting souvenirs. Are you excited for this fabulous place?

Angthong National Marine Park

Angthong National Marine Park is one of Thailand's special reserves and national parks. By participating in a trip to this park, you will see the wonderful natural scenery of more than 40 islands in the middle of the sea. Don't forget to join a trekking tour to see towering limestone mountains and breathtaking landscapes. You also have the opportunity to go trekking to the hilltop to capture the spectacular scenery of the park.

Hin Ta Hin Yai

As one of the best places to visit in Koh Samui, Hin Ta Hin Yai attracts a lot of curiosity from many tourists. In fact, these are two rocks with extremely strange shapes - a work of art from nature. Therefore, this is a place that attracts people to take fun pictures with friends.

Bo Phut

Let’s go to Bo Phut Fishing Village to watch the daily lives and activities of local people. You can also support fishermen in catching, processing, and enjoying fresh and quality seafood here.

Namuang Waterfall

If you are a nature lover and stay away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas, then Namuang Waterfall will be an extremely suitable destination. If you go south of Koh Samui, you will find Namuang Waterfall located in the middle of a vast and green mountain forest.

Namuang Waterfall

Namuang Waterfall in Koh Samui

During the water season, the white water flows through the purple sandstone rocks, creating a very special color and for this reason, people often call this place a purple waterfall. Consisting of two waterfalls, Namuang I, and Namuang II, with a height of more than 80m, you can experience activities such as walking through the forest, exploring the diverse flora, or conquering the adventurous peak of the waterfall.

Secret Buddha Garden

Located amidst a quiet forest on a hill near Na Muang waterfall is the Secret Buddha Garden - one of the best places to visit in Thailand. This place possesses hundreds of statues depicting famous Buddhist art forms and legends. Take a day to chill out in a tranquil space and enjoy the beauty of nature and charming local sculpture. Traveling from central Koh Samui to the Secret Buddha Garden will take about 2 hours. So you should spend half a day to a day visiting this entire Buddha statue garden.

Koh Samui Cuisine

Referring to Koh Samui Tourism, one cannot ignore the wonderful seafood dishes from abundant local ingredients. Let's take a look at a few prominent names below.

Pla Ka Pong Tod

Pla Ka Pong Tod with oyster sauce, fish sauce, or topped with Thai herbs is a delicious and easy-to-eat Thai seafood dish. Sea bass is filleted or cut in half, then deep fried, using some special sauces, and used with Thai herbs. This is a non-spicy dish that most international tourists love. Pla Ka Pong Tod can be found at every seafood restaurant in Koh Samui.

Pla Pao

Pla Pao is the next dish that Asia Links Travel recommends to you. The fish is stuffed with herbs, such as lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, before being coated with a thick layer of salt before grilling. The fish dish is more tender and moist thanks to this method.

Pla Pao

Pla Pao - a favorite dish in Koh Samui

Pla Pao is served with rice noodles, herbs, and cabbage leaves for wrapping. Dip it in Thai-style seafood sauce, which is quite spicy for foreigners. The result is an explosion of wonderful flavors in your mouth.

Tom Yum Goong

Don’t forget to try Tom Yum Goong - it is the most well-known soup in Thailand. This is a spicy and sour soup with shrimp as the main ingredient and a little milk or no milk. Because the serving size is quite large, this is a great dish to share with friends. Fragrant hot pot broth with lemongrass, galangal, shredded lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce, and chili creates a perfect combination. You can find Tom Yum at all Thai restaurants in Koh Samui.

Koh Samui Accommodation

Wondering where to stay in Koh Samui with tons of hotel choices? Then please refer to the extremely useful suggestions from Asia Links Travel below.

Chaweng

This is the place that owns many of the busiest resorts on Koh Samui Island. Most tourists coming to this area are young people, groups of friends, or couples going on their honeymoon. With a system of hotels, restaurants, and extremely diverse entertainment activities, this will definitely be the place where you can enjoy all the best things about Koh Samui tourism.

Lamai

You will have a variety of choices for accommodation and food services here. In addition, the Lamai beach area is also very popular for its healthcare shops and relaxation spas. Low service prices and friendly people are great advantages. Lamai is home to many local restaurants, shopping areas, and nightlife entertainment areas. However, the limitation when choosing a hotel in this area is that it is not near the beach and there is a lot of traffic during rush hour.

Bophut

This is a suitable location for people who want to enjoy the quiet atmosphere and experience the rustic life of the village during their Thailand travel itinerary. Accommodation here is suitable for tourists with families and large groups. Affordable prices and plenty of ideal space to eat while admiring the scenery are Bophut's advantages.

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