Koh Samui Island Thailand

Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand in South China Sea in the Pacific Ocean. The island is a Amphoe or district in the Surat Thani Changwat or province. Samui is divided into seven Tambon or sub districts (administrative regions): Maenam, Bophut, Maret, Taling Nam, Namuang, Lipa Noi and Angthong. Koh Samui has been a backpackers destination since late 70’s. Today, tourist from the whole world go to this easygoing paradise. It´s located in the Gulf of Siam and surrounded by more than sixty other islands, some small and inhabited, some bigger as Koh Phangan, Koh Tao (divers island) Koh Nang Yuan and Angthong Islands, the National Marine Park.

Samui attractions

Koh Samui is not a place where you will find the “most famous” Buddhist wats (temples) or statues etc. I would prefer Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Chaing Mai, Sukhothai or Ayuthaya. And if you are looking for really big hotels and a busy nightlife, I would prefer Patong beach in Phuket or maybe Pattaya. But Koh Samui is perfect if you want a place without really big hotels, resorts and discotheques, but where you still can find great beaches, places to eat, bars and even a couple of fine nightclubs. Most people who has visit Koh Samui wants to come back and some returns again and again and…

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