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Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 84 kilometers east of Surat Thani Province, or approximately 700 kilometers south of Bangkok. Known as the Coconut Island, Koh […]

Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 84
kilometers east of Surat Thani Province, or approximately 700
kilometers south of Bangkok. Known as the Coconut Island, Koh Samui
is one of the most famous and popular attractions of Thailand. With
an area of 247 square kilometers, Koh Samui is the third largest
island of Thailand after Phuket and Ko Chang (of Trat Province).
The topography of the island is that of a plain with a mountain
range in the middle and 7 important streams. In addition, there is
a 50-kilometer paved road that encircles the island. Moreover, the
area of the island stretches to a group of 48 surrounding
islets.

Despite Koh Samui the fast pace of development, Koh Samui has been
able to maintain its charm its classical image of a tropical beach
resort fringed by coconut trees. Travelers to the island can enjoy
a mixed blessing of vibrant day and nightlife along side with
tranquility which can easily be found across different parts of Ko
Samui as the archipelago is a peaceful home for fishermen and a
natural den for seagulls and other rare birds.

Koh Samui

Apart from Koh Samui many lovely beaches and tranquil bays, Ko
Samui is also noted for its high quality coconuts that grow densely
everywhere. The best time to visit Koh Samui is from February to
April when the sea is calm. The Southern dialect and the standard
Thai language are spoken while English is widely understood in
tourist areas.

Getting to Ko Samui

By Air Bangkok Airways flies from Bangkok to Ko Samui 13 times
daily. The flight takes about one hour and 10 minutes. It also
offers daily flights between Phuket and Samui. For more
information, call its Bangkok office, 0 2229 3456, 0 2229 3434,
Samui office, 0 7742 2512 – 9 or Samui Airport Office 0 7724
5601-8.

By Bus
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok’s
Southern Bus Terminal for Surat Thani several times daily. The trip
takes about 11 hours. For further information, call 0 2435 1199, 0
2435 1200 (air-con), 0 2434 5557 – 8 (non-air-con).

By Train
Several trains leave Bangkok’s Hualamphong Station for Surat Thani
daily. The trip takes about 12 hours. Train / bus / ferry
combination tickets are also available. For more information, call
Hualamphong Railway Station, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020.

From Surat Thani to Ko Samui
1.Express boat
2. Ferry Boats of Seatran
3. Night ferry

Getting around Ko Samui Samui is an explorer’s dream to discover
something new. Offering a wealth of diversity of landscape, vistas,
flora and fauna, and yet small enough to seek adventure in its many
out-of-the-way places, Samui is best seen by taking songthaews (red
local bus) which operate around the island. The fare starts at 20
baht, depending on the distance of the destination.

At ThailandAdviser.com The Samui Hotels and SamuiResorts can be
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