Koh Samui Thailand Information
Koh Samui is Thailand's third-largest island, an irregular square in shape and measuring about 55 kilometres in circumference. Unlike Thailand islands such as Phuket, Samui is dramatically hilly and with only a narrow strip of flatland around the edges - this is the reason Koh Samui is not hi-rise and built-up. Although the history of Samui is 90% about coconut farming and with little else of note, there's a strong Chinese influence due to traders and sailors. Having said that, there is a deep history of local architecture and culture, and Koh Samui is a jumping-off place for trips to many areas of natural beauty.
The emergence of Samui, from the visits of Thiland's King Rama V in the 1900s, through to ancient wooden huts, and then hippies.
Some are loud and fun, others are quiet and relaxed. Our explanations will help you decide on your ideal destination.
Easy - it's either hot and dry or hot and wet. But for details of what to expect and when, see the weather for Koh Samui Thailand.
From temples, holy places and gigantic trees that are worshipped, Koh Samui is something of a law unto itself in Thailand.
We check out other Thailand destinations you can get to if you are now on Koh Samui and want to go away. Never!
In Thailand people don't get 2 or 3 weeks off a year. But they get a hundred different public holidays - best to know when.
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