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Koh Samui thailand is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, close to the mainland Surat Thani town. It is Thailand's second largest island with great natural beauty and variety. At 247 sq.km., Samui is the largest island in an archipelago of over 80, mainly uninhabited, islands which form the Ang Thong

National Marine Park, a kayaking and snorkeling paradise. At 25km long and 21km wide, Samui is big enough for serious exploration by the adventurous and fit.

Tourism has long since overtaken coconut farming and fishing as the main sources of income. The latter are still practiced though to a lesser extent and the pleasant aroma of charring coconuts can still be smelled on many parts of the island. Koh Samui or Samui Island is in general considered as the second most beautiful tourism spot in Thailand. For visitor's who want to enjoy the natural beauties within the serene environment Koh Samui thailand is simply the best place for them. It has been attracting over the years many foreigners, especially from Europe. An interesting fact comes to light is that many foreign travellers who came to Koh Samui on a vacation, fell in love of its beauty and eventually decided to settle here. One of the reasons why people come to the place is, its beaches which remain stunning after decades of development. Besides there is not much to do then lying on the beach with a cold beer in hand and relaxing on the island. Though there are pair of rocks on Lamai to amuse some visitors, Bang Rak has a large but nondescript Buddha statue, and there are some waterfalls but of minor interest.

Koh Samui weather is a little different than the rest of Thailand. Koh Samui is a tropical island with the inland parts of the island is a dense tropical forest. One can expect some rain at anytime in any month on Koh Samui. Koh Samui weather sees time of heavier and more consistent rain is October through to mid December. When the rains stop and the plants grow wild and beautiful is the Dry Season, or as the Thais calls it, winter. Winter on Koh Samui is usually 30C / 85F and sunny. This season is typically mid December through March. The hot season starts when the ground has dried from a lack of rain and sand dusts the road. The over-head tropical sun is brighter and hotter than usual. Many tropical fruits ripen during this season. This season starts in April and lasts until the cooling rain, which begins in September / October.

The Seafood is well known in Samui. koh samui restaurant around the island offers Thai, European-food and other specialties. One could go for the large range of tropical fruits and a fresh coconut. Samui is labeled 'paradise' not only for its tropical beaches and friendly people but now it is also become known for the culinary excellence. The koh samui restaurant in the city provide with both quality and delicious food.
Best Places in Koh Samui
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Most beaches in Koh Samui have white sand and are fringed with coconut palms. Many resorts and hotels are located just a couple of meters from the beach. The most popular are beaches are Chaweng, Lamai, Mae Nam, Big Buddha and Bo Phut.
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Koh Samui's most popular attraction is the Big Buddha sitting 15 meters tall. The statue of Buddha was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. This monumental landmark is placed on the island's Northern shore.
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Samui's phallic rocks are as popular with Thai visitors as foreigners. Meaning Grandfather Rock and Grandmother Rock respectively, in local legend the rocks represent two doomed lovers who drowned themselves in the sea here, because their families disapproved of their relationship.
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Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo is located at Ban Harn Beach. Be fascinated at spectacular collection of tropical fish and innumerable other colorful aquatic creatures, such as turtles and a lot of other beautiful sea life, which you personally can hand feed.
Weekend Getaways around Koh Samui
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Phuket's coastline boasts the finest beaches while the eastern coastline overlooks some 30 lesser islands occupying largely tranquil seas.
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The Phi Phi Islands consist of 2 small islands, south of Phuket, famous for their fine sandy beaches and limestone cliffs, which soar out the sea to form spectacular scenery.
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Krabi and Koh Lanta are full of white sandy beaches, crystal clear seawater, beautiful islands, verdant forest with caves, and waterfalls.
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