Environmentally Friendly Samui Airport
Frequently described by visitors as 'the most beautiful airport in the world', the award-winning Koh Samui Airport proves that it is possible to be both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing. Built using local materials like palm, wood and rattan; the largely open-plan design negates the need for air conditioning.
The airport has 2 terminals (Domestic & International). The International terminal is located about 50 metres north of the domestic. The airport is located near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries to Ko Pha Ngan depart from. High speed ferries to Koh Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam beach pier, located approx 6km North west of the airport
There are many airports in picturesque exotic locations around the world, but Samui airport holds the crown as the most beautiful and the best designed in tune with its natural surroundings.
The small super markets in Thailand also and in Ko Samui island. Many of them are open 24 hours the day and all the days of the week. Also Ko Samui is a famous travel attraction and the shops opens and the weekend.
Name: Family Mart
Attraction Type: Market
Close to: Everywhere in Ko Samui island. Most in the main road
Last visit: September 2009
Island: Ko Samui
First Photo: Family Mart in Ban Lamai
Second Photo: Family Mart in Lamai Village
Third Photo: Family Mart Bred, Milk, Juice,
There are plenty of places around the island that hire out bikes and scooters and I hired a little automatic scooter from a place called Bum (I kid you not!) near where I was staying in central Chaweng for 250 baht. It's the best way to get around the island and I spent a day visiting the major sights such as Lamai beach, Hin Ta Hin Yai, the mummified monk, a couple of waterfalls, a couple of the northern beaches and the Big Buddha. Be safe and legal by wearing a crash helmet and take care as the roads are cracked and potholed.
Zico's is a nicely designed modern restaurant and bar with unlimited BBQ and a huge salad bar to choose from, a live band and samba dance shows which were quite entertaining! Each waiter cirlces the restaurant and serves different meats straight from the bbq - so one will come round with the lamb, someone else with the king prawns etc etc. Also serve tasty cocktails. A warning though leave plenty of room in your belly before coming here, otherwise you won't be able to move for a week! ;)
Riding through the trees
The company is called Canopy Adventures. The gentleman who runs it is called Mike. Basically they strap you into a harness and you ride a cable through the trees. It is extremely exciting boasts the longest cable ride of it's kind anywhere in the world, 127 metres. It is well worth the money, only 1400 baht. Take the jump, you will not be sorry.