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  • Lake chaweng
    Lake chaweng
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  • The Airport from the viewpoint.
    The Airport from the viewpoint.
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  • Buddha inside the Khao Hua Jook temple.
    Buddha inside the Khao Hua Jook temple.
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  • 1. Beaches

    Chaweng is a busy and fun beach if you are interested in meeting people. Choeng Mon is a quieter beach that is relaxing and not far from the night-life. So many to choose from, one of the real...

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  • 2. Transportation & Getting Around

    This is were you can catch ferries to Surat Thani ,Ko Phangan or Ko Tao.Across the road from the Pier you will find a number of tour office ,restaurants,a little market and shops.There are also...

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  • 3. Local People

    I would like to share this with you as it blew us away during our visit to Koh Samui. Being South African, we love good quality red wine and having visited Thailand before we knew that if you wanted...

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  • 4. Waterfalls

    I have so many favorite things about Ko Samui. The locals are all usually very helpful and friendly,and the seafood available here is very good and at better prices than Phuket or Bangkok. At night my...

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  • 5. Wildlife & Nature

    I could not pass up adding these pictures of one happy elephant. What was interesting to me was that the Thai helpers set out the bucket of water, but that was it.... the elephant seemed to take his...

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  • 6. Currency Exchange

    Changing money is no hassle on Koh Samui as I mentioned in my tourist trap tip. This general tip is about the f/x rate to the Baht. I know people who while on holidays stress about the f/x rate...

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  • 7. Big Buddha

    The most amazing thing in Samui was the Big Buddha Statue. The Big Buddha is 15 meters tall and it was built in 1972 by the local society. WOW! Here in Finland people doesn´t show their religion that...

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  • 8. Temples & Wats

    There seems to be a discrepancy between believers of Buddhism as to whether or not the 7 different poses of Buddha are related to the days of the week, or differing times in his life, but it is...

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  • 10. Songkran Festival

    Yesterday, 13 April 2010 was the Thai New Year Celebration also known as Songkran. I had heard so much about the festival from friends and acquaintances that I...

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  • 11. Khao Hua Jook Pagoda and Viewpoint

    This Pagoda and temple is impressive but the 360 degree view of Chaweng,the airport and surronding area is quite spectacular.You can see a hell of a lot if...

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  • 12. No Reservation

    We arrived in Koh Samui very early in the morning without reservations.However at the airport they provide hotel booking service. Some of the hotels that they...

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  • 13. Weather

    Hi thereIt is hard to say whether September is good or bad. I have been staying in Samui for three years (since March 2005) and I have seen one bad September...

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  • 14. Full moon party

    If you are lucky enough to be there during the full moon there are boats leaving several times daily from Big Buddha Pier (Bang Rak) and Maenam to Ko Phangan...

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  • 15. Girly Bars

    There are lots of girly bars around Chaweng - normally around the backstreets near the Reggae Bar and Green Mango. These bars are full of young Thai girls whose...

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  • 16. THE END TO KOH SAMUI PART2

    I guess the main difference on this trip to my first, was the fact that I travelled alone.This did give me the chance to meet many people (local and tourist)...

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  • 17. FIRST TIME WITH KIKI

    Even though I have had a number of tips to this island, this was the first time I got the chance to go with my girl Kiki. The main things that I wanted her to...

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  • 18. Thai Immigration

    Entry into Thailand is relativley easy. Almost every nationality obtains a visa for 30 days at the point of entry. Only a hand full of nationalities require a...

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  • 19. Eating Pad Thai in Thailand

    During our lunch meal, we were happy to eat a little of the most well known dish in Thai cooking. Pad Thai is essentially Rice Noodles, which are cooked in a...

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  • 20. Thai Police Officers

    Koh Samui is a very popular tourist site, so there is always a concern for public safety. At no time when we were in Koh Samui did we feel unsafe, especially...

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  • 21. It says Alison!!

    On my first trip to Thailand back in 99, I was so excited when I noticed that on cans and bottles of Sprite, the Thai word looked like Alison!! I am sure it is!...

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  • 22. National Flag of the Kingdom of Thailand

    Information extracted from Flags Of The World:The flag is called the Trairanga, meaning Tricolour.The story goes that during the 1916 flood the king of Siam...

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  • 23. Nursery in Koh Samui for kids

    If you are travelling in Koh samui with 2 very young children (3.5 yrs & 15 months old) like me and my husband, you might found this tips helpful to you. We...

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  • 24. General

    Koh Samui is a small island and you could easily drive around it in a day. There's a motorway which goes around the island (50 km). The best way to arrive for...

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  • 25. SHORT VISIT TO SAMUI, THIRD TRIP

    I was only here for a very short time on this trip compared to my first two. I still managed to see many of my favourite spots, as well as a couple new ones. My...

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