Thailand Travel - Koh Samui Surat Thani

Koh Samui Island
Koh Samui is an island on the east side of Thailand. Koh Samui is the second largest island of Thailand with an area of ​​over 228 square KM. Koh Samui is one of the most famous travel destination in Thailand's and visited by more than 1.5 million tourists annually. What makes Koh Samui so popular?

With abundant natural resources, white sandy beaches, towering palm trees, and a beautiful coral reef, Koh Samui is very favored by travelers from around the world who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Thailand. Because so many tourists who come, more and more investors who build resorts, villas, hotels, and the new bungalow in Koh Samui. With more than 260 hotels in Koh Samui, Koh Samui's economy developed rapidly in the travel sector, Koh Samui tourist sector even now already exceeds Phuket. In addition to the tourism sector, the Koh Samui's economy is also developing from the oil industry and its fish.

Temperatures on the island which has a length of 25 KM is warm throughout the year because it is in the tropics region. When compared to Phuket, Koh Samui has a relatively dry weather.


Koh Samui has been inhabited by humans since the 15th century ago, most of the population were living as a fisherman. Until the end of the 20th century, Koh Samui practically isolated from the outside world because it hardly ever communicates with the main area of ​​Thailand.

Until the 1970s, Koh Samui did not have the highway so if you want to switch locations around the island, must pass through the hilly forest in the middle of the island and takes a very long time.

Because of the isolation, Koh Samui's environment very well preserved its beauty. Nature that free from human interference is an advantage and the main attraction of Koh Samui, so many tourists visiting this place since the 1980s.


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Koh Samui can be reached by plane and ship. Samui Airport is the only airport in Koh Samui, built and owned by Bangkok Airways. The Airport that built in 1989 is currently serving a variety of routes to and from Koh Samui, for example:

  • From and to Bangkok by Bangkok Airways
  • From and to Bangkok by Thai Airways International
  • And from Kuala Lumpur by Firefly Airlines
  • And from Penang by Firefly Airlines
  • And from Singapore by Silk Air

Some ships operating to transport passengers from and to Koh Samui, for example:

  • Raja Ferries
  • Seatran

On the island of Koh Samui itself already contained the highway so to move in Koh Samui is very easy. Many buses operate to all parts of Koh Samui. Also, there are many tuk-tuks, motorcycles, and taxis in all parts of Koh Samui. Do not forget to bargain the price before taking a tuk-tuk or taxi.


There are five hospitals in Koh Samui, 4 of them are private hospitals. Hospitals are all located in different areas, so that wherever you are in Koh Samui, you will not be difficult to find a hospital.


The type of food that in Koh Samui is mostly influenced by the cultures of Malaysia, Indonesia, and India, so the cuisine offered is usually typically to Malaysia, Indonesia, or India.

Festivals and Events

There are several interesting events that often held at Koh Samui, for example:
  • Buffalo Fighting Festival, a buffalo fight festival. The Buffalo that included will usually be given the decor and blessed beforehand.
  • Samui Regatta, a sailing tournament held once every year.
  • Ten Stars Samui Art Party, an annual artistic and cultural events that held at a different resort every year.
  • Triathlon Event, a sporting event that is held every year


  • Samui Football Golf
  • Mr. Dee Tattoo
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving
  • Thai Boxing
  • Cooking class
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • trekking
  • Waterfall
  • Buddhist Temple
  • Seeing Mummy
  • Seeing the Beauty of Nature
  • Elephant riding
  • yoga
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