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Half-Day Electric Bike Tour in Koh Samui
"The bike tour starts daily at 10am from Bophut near Fisherman’s village in Koh Samui lead by a multi-lingual guide. You will visit the amazing temples of Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem. On the way to the Temples of Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem you will passing by some local areas such as Maenam Beach Fisherman's Village and the Bangkrak Markets. The Bangkrak Market is a daily market used by the locals and will give you an authentic experience of everyday Thai living! There are also great snacks and drinks available here to enjoy.You will stop you will move on to one of the best places to visit Wat Plai Leam it is close to the Big Buddha and also a large temple complex where you can take many interesting photos here. This place has a few temples by the water as well. You can feed the fish in the pond for small pocket change. Please note you need to dress appropriately and taking off your shoe before enter the temples."""
From THB1,000.00
 
Koh Samui to Koh Phangan by High Speed Ferry
"Your transfer from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan can start with a hotel pick up or you can make your way to the conveniently located meeting point at Bang Rak Pier.Several different departure times are on offer throughout the day so all you need to do is choose from a morning mid-afternoon or late afternoon departure.There is a short relaxing 30 minute journey ahead of you by high speed ferry. At the end is your destination Thong Sala pier on Koh Phangan.From the pier
From THB438.00
 
Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao Snorkeling Tour from Koh Samui
"After hotel pickup on Koh Samui travel by speedboat to the island of Koh Nang Yuan. With three smaller islands making up this amazing destination all connected by a large sandbank Koh Nang Yuan offers an unbroken stretch of clean white sand to relax on. You’ll find fabulous corals and an amazing array of brightly colored fish in the crystal-clear warm waters where sea turtles are also a common sight.Spend your time swimming snorkeling and sunbathing at this postcard-perfect spot before continuing on to Koh Tao. The island gets its name (translated as Turtle Island) due to its shape and is renowned as one of the most scenic places for diving and snorkeling in the Gulf of Thailand. (Hint: You might spot sea turtles here too!)After lunch is served
From THB2,913.00

More Local Customs in Ko Samui

Travel Agencies

I used travel agencies for all my travel in and out of Thailand. This included to and from Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. Through all those dealings I have come to a conclusion as to the mindset...
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Jmill42
Mar 24, 2004

How a REAL woman fishes

These women started fishing early in the morning and slowly worked their way along the beach. By the time noon rolled around, it was very hot. They were all wrapped up in wool with heavy scarves over...
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Pat&ZoAnn
Apr 01, 2003

Just wondering...

I don't actually know is it a cultural thing or not when you'll see a small house and there's an antenna on it's roof. First I thought that it was a satellite antenna but then someone informed me that...
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Pomska
Sep 14, 2004

Recipe for Thai-style steamed fish

Cooking healthy, delicious and healthy Asian food at home is not that difficult. In fact, this is one of my favourite recipes that is quick, easy to make and packed full of flavour!It's also a great...
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JessH
Sep 19, 2010

Shoes off

It is polite to take off your shoes when visiting temples etc... Some places do tell you to take them off. The locals also tend to take off their shoes before going into shops, I wouldn't say this was...
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clouds111
Jun 15, 2007

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...
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YaaDong
Aug 05, 2009
 
 
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Fisherman

Near enough, wherever you go on Ko Samui, you'll find local fishermen tending to their nets or, if you're around earlier enough, bringing their catch in for market. It is said that the island was...
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Willettsworld
Jan 12, 2010

Songkhran

This event is over a few days in april the hotest and dryest month.......it is normally over a few days but once in Pattaya a few years ago it went on for 2 weeks........Basically the whole country...
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JohnandSuzie
Sep 24, 2007

Mosquito repellant

I'm planning on using an oil based mosquito repellent with lemon eucalyptus (not the usual eucalyptus oil) and lemon grass oil. it smells wonderful and was quite effective in Thailand. Also, I have...
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Chase&Rich
Nov 13, 2007

Motorbike Madness

The roads in a lot of Koh Samui are like a BMX track so scooters or 4by4's are the best way to get around. There's no helmets ( it's too hot ) and no driving licence requirement so it's a free for...
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biggeorge
Apr 01, 2004

Regular or Super

There isn't much in the way of petrol stations ,but the conveniance shops ( shacks ) normally in the middle of no-where sell petrol out of large glass jars. Regulars bright yellow and supers bright...
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biggeorge
Apr 01, 2004

Bar Girls

" Hey , hey , english boy , you come in and buy me drink , english boy you like ride motorcycle maybe you like ride something else? " Every bar we passed our little convoy of scooters got this from...
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biggeorge
May 26, 2004

Men fishing on Ko Samui

First, these fellows in their long-tail boats put out their net. Then, they cruise back and forth, slapping the water with this long pole-like contraption, scaring the fish into the net.
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Pat&ZoAnn
Apr 04, 2003

Top Hotels in Ko Samui

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219 Moo 5, Angthong, Angthong, , Koh Samui, 84140, Thailand
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101 / 28 Moo 1, 84320
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438/1 Moo 1, Tambon Maret, , Koh Samui, 84310, Thailand
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9/124 Moo1,, 84330
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84 Moo 5 Bo Put, 84320, Thailand
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211/7 Moo 4 Tambon Maret, 84320, Thailand
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Top Things to Do in Ko Samui

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Waterfalls

Located inside the Tropical Garden (a very affordable 50baht per person), the waterfall and surrounding tropical forest itself is gorgeous. However, when you pay your entry fee to the garden they...
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Beaches

The area referred as Bophut Beach has two distinct parts - Fisherman's Village which sits towards the eastern end of the bay and Bophut beach which runs from the village out to the west. The former...
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Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks

Between Lamai and Hua Thanon lies two famous rock formations: Hin Ta and Hin Yai also known as Grandpa and Grandma rocks. These formations look like the male and female genitalia, respectively. What...
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Angthong National Marine Park

Koh Samui! Koh Samui! I like Koh Samui. This is the second biggest island in Thailand. Kingdom of coconuts. Koh Samui have a lot of small islands with white sand, crystal clear water. I love it!!!...
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Big Buddha

Built here in 1972 on the site of the Wat Phra Yai Temple, the Buddha sits at 12 metres high at the top of a staircase and can be easily seen coming in to land at Samui airport. One of the most...
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Wildlife & Nature

After the nice jungle tours it was about time to see the sights from offshore. From the travel desk in the hotel lobby we were able to book a day boat tour to Koh Nang Yuan for some snorkeling. After...
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Top 5 Ko Samui Writers

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"Koh Samui"
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"REVIVAL TOUR 2008-?"
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"Samui Sun"
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"Ko Samui - something for everyone"
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"Ko Samui"
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