The unforgettable island of Koh Samui
Koh Samui Island (Thailand) is one of the largest islands in Thailand, with an area of 247 square kilometers. – This is the 3rd largest island in Thailand. There are many palm trees on the island, and there are also a large number of beaches. Lamai, Chaweng, Chong Mon, Minam and Bophut – these and other beaches attract the most foreign tourists.
Each of them has its own peculiarity, knowing about which it is easier to decide when choosing a particular tour to Thailand. For example, in Lamai there are a large number of spa salons. This comfortable beach stretching for two kilometers is inferior in popularity only to Chaweng.
The most visited beach on Koh Samui is undoubtedly Chaweng. It is on it that the largest number of hotels, bars, supermarkets, restaurants and souvenir shops are located. The beach area is divided into three parts: northern, central and southern.
Chong Mon beach, unlike Chaweng, is much calmer, as there are no night clubs here. But here there is a very beautiful fine sandy sand without stones, which attracts vacationers with small children.
In the north of Koh Samui is Minam Beach. Its distinctive feature is the color of sand – it is bright yellow, and just a couple of meters from the water majestic palm trees grow. A very beautiful place.
Bophut Beach is called Fisherman’s Village. The origin of this name is closely related to the history of this area. Once upon a time a fishing village was located on this beach, but now there is nothing left of the village, except for a few wooden buildings that have been converted into different tourist establishments.
What to visit on Samui?
It is worth noting that although the island of Koh Samui itself does not occupy a significant area, there are also plenty of excellent places for tourists here. One of the island’s attractions is the Snake Farm. This place in the west of the island is visited with pleasure by many tourists, for whom they organize an unforgettable show twice a day with snakes and centipedes. As you know, “Snake Farm” is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, so while relaxing on the island you should definitely visit it with a guided tour.
Crocodile Farm is another island celebrity. Its area is 7000 square meters. meters, and here live about a hundred species of animals, including crocodiles, monkeys, lizards and others.
Butterfly Garden is located in the northern part of the island – it is a very beautiful tropical place with small waterfalls and rivers, the attraction of which is numerous butterflies, bees and moths.
Another interesting place on the island of Samui, actively visited by tourists from around the world, is the Big Buddha Temple. Its feature is a twelve-meter statue of Buddha. Near the temple there is a very large number of souvenir shops where you can buy clothes and beautiful jewelry. Buddha Statue is an excellent observation deck, it offers beautiful views of the sea, beaches and neighboring islands.
In recent years, the “Land of Smiles” has become increasingly attractive to tourists from Russia. Charter flights from Russia have boosted interest in tours to Thailand for Russians.
Holidays on Koh Samui, with its marvelous beaches and an abundance of interesting places, are invariably accompanied by a host of new unforgettable experiences.