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Chaweng Beach - Koh Samui's Most Famous Beach Resort

Dienstag, 2. September 2014 20:45:21 Europe/London

Koh Samui beachChaweng Beach, Koh Samui's most famous stretch of sea and sand, is a firm favourite with visitors - and it's not hard to see why. With something for everyone, this vibrant resort attracts visitors from all walks of life and all over the globe. Affluent professionals, honeymooning couples and families with children flock to Chaweng for its signature blend of relaxation and excitement.

Even at first glance, Chaweng Beach's six km of sparkling white sands and clear turquoise waters make for a picture perfect backdrop. As tropical beaches go, you can't do much better than one with lush green palm trees for shade and a gently shelving shoreline that makes for safe swimming and bathing.Family on the beachHowever, Cha...Read More
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Koh Samui Airport - One of the Most Beautiful Airports in the World

Samstag, 16. November 2013 17:22:04 Europe/London

Koh Samui Airport departure lounge

Koh Samui airport is many travellers' first glimpse of their holiday island paradise, and we can honestly say that it lives up to expectations. Also known as Samui International Airport, its architects clearly appreciated that for most people arriving in a new destination, first impressions really do count. Designed to blend with its surroundings, the few buildings make use of locally-sourced natural materials. Wooden interiors are elegant and welcoming, and worlds apart from the functional but unattractive concrete constructions you'll encounter in many other locations. Here you'll find low level buildings, lush local foliage and even open air passenger terminals, making for a relaxed stop ...

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Koh Samui Thailand: Favourite Holiday Destination & Tropical Paradise

Dienstag, 11. Juni 2013 18:06:52 Europe/London

Koh Samui sunset fun silhouette

The island of Koh Samui, Thailand’s Jewel as it is sometimes referred to, features endless tropical beauty surrounded by many peaceful shores and calm Gulf of Thailand waters. Once a sleepy fishing island and later a haven for backpacking youngsters, the small island has become a favourite resort destination, as it is large on activities on sea and land.

Now home to a diverse expatriate population as well as many native Thai people, Koh Samui has over 63,000 residents, but draws over 1.5 million tourists annually. The number of actual residents varies a bit by season: during the short rainy times, there are a few less residents. But, most of the year sees a constant flow of visitors to the is...

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Namuang Waterfalls in Koh Samui

Dienstag, 23. April 2013 16:55:47 Europe/London

Namuang waterfall Koh Samui

There are 2 Namuang waterfalls in Koh Samui. Muang in Thai means purple and is named so because of the purple rocks that form the falls.

Namuang Waterfall 1 is a beautiful 18m high waterfall and easily accessible by a short walk into the jungle from the parking area nearby, making it a great place to stop off for a quick photo. There is a lovely pool formed at the foot of the waterfall where you will find tourists and locals alike jumping off rocks and taking a dip to cool off. As with any tourist attraction in Ko Samui, the pathway to the attraction is lined with stall sellers selling a range of arts and crafts and traditional Thai food.

Girls swimming at a waterfall in Samui

Namuang Waterfall 2 is much more impressive gushing fro...

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Mummified Monk: Koh Samui's Spiritual Attraction

Freitag, 12. April 2013 16:53:57 Europe/London

Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram in Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture.

The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even more than 30 years on the monk’s body shows little sign of decay. For some visitors, having a dead man in full view might be a shocking sight, but for Thais it is something to reflect upon and revere.

Far from being frightened by death, most Buddhist Thais are highly accepting of the end of life as the natural order of things and they view death as an opportunity to be reborn into a better place, one s...

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Secret Garden: Koh Samui's Buddha Shrine

Dienstag, 2. April 2013 16:46:05 Europe/London

Koh Samui Magic Garden

The Secret Garden, otherwise known as the Magic Garden or Secret Buddha Garden can be found in the hills of Koh Samui and was built by a local Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, starting it in 1976 when he was 77 years old.

The Secret Garden is a beautiful landscaped garden featuring flowers and trees native to Koh Samui and Thailand and many Buddha statues with different meanings arranged in scenarios representing different ideals, which your tour guide will explain to you. Winding through the garden is is a little stream and a series of miniature waterfalls.

Koh Samui's Secret Garden attraction

The only way to get there is through the jungle, rivers and mountains by 4x4.  The roads leading through the hills is impressive but sti...

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Hin Ta & Hin Yai - Koh Samui's Rude Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks

Samstag, 30. März 2013 16:44:01 Europe/London

Hin Ta Grandfather Rock Koh Samui

Hin Ta and Hin Yai are located along Koh Samui's eastern coastline of Lamai and are coincidentally right next to each other.  These rude rock formations have been naturally formed over 1000's of years most likely due to glacial deposition and coastal erosion of the granite boulders. There is a beautiful view stretching along the coastline of Koh Samui and out to sea that is worth a photo. The market lining the path to the rocks is somewhat unique being one of the few places on Koh Samui to sell a traditional Thai sweet called galamae, made from caramelized coconut.

Hin Yai Grandmother Rock

The Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks are some fascinating rock formations on Koh Samui’s south coast, have been a source of mirth ...

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Big Buddha - Koh Samui's Famous Landmark at Wat Phra Yai

Samstag, 30. März 2013 16:37:05 Europe/London

Big Buddha Koh Samui

See Big Buddha, Koh Samui's most famous landmark; a beautiful 12m gold buddha statue in the grounds of Wat Phra Yai temple. Situated on the small island of Koh Fan off the north east coast of Koh Samui, the statue is large enough that it is visible from several kilometers away and aby flights arriving to the island.

Wat Phra Yai on Koh Fan is accessible via the short connecting road built over to the island from Koh Samui. Inside Big Buddha's temple, there are many different shrines and other smaller ornate Buddhas. Surrounding the temple are various market stalls and shops selling a wide range of souvenirs and gifts, as well as several bars and restaurants.

Big Buddha in Koh Samui

The Big Buddha sits in the Mara pos...

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