Ko Samui – Crown Jewel of Thailand Tourist Spots

September 21, 2009 at 5:52 am (Uncategorized)

A lot of us tend to underestimate the grandeur, splendour and majesty of the many beautiful islands of the country of Thailand. While we are on this topic it is unfitting not to remember the magical contribution that Ko Samui makes to the tourist attractions of Thailand. It plays its part perfectly providing every vacationer with a valid reason to return again and again.

This island, Thailand’s third largest, is located approximately 35 kms. from the town of Surat Thani and offers commuters an international airport, which is humble in its design and yet boasts of a uniqueness that is yet to be matched. This is the perfect place to land giving you a subtle hint of a vacation spot out of a fairytale world. Transportation within the island is not a problem. Samui is known for its Pickup taxis that will take you around the island, and are easy to come by during the day and at night. You can also rent yourself a jeep or motorbike at an extremely reasonable price, if you want to explore the island for yourself; highly recommended by any tourist.

The main areas to visit in Ko Samui are Chaweng and Lamai. They are famous among all tourists alike for their bustling streets during the day offering exquisite Thai cuisine, an exhaustive range of shops for the compulsive shopper and their generally inviting atmosphere. Night life in Cheweng and Lamai is no less exciting. They have their own selection of bars and discotheques and pubs to welcome their visitors to arguably the best nightlife around. The Green Mango, Reggae Pub, Santa Fe and Bauhaus are the most famous night spots on the island.

We can’t forget one of the major reasons anyone would want to visit Thailand. Of course, it’s the sprawling Thailand beaches, giving all tourists the opportunity to soak up the sun. Ko Samui offers no less to its tourists. Some of the better known Thailand beaches in Ko Samui are Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach and Mae Nam Beach, each providing the tourist with different experiences and activities, but all providing the same warm Thai hospitality.

The tourist attractions in Thailand are also its various Thailand festivals. In Ko Samui, just like any other part of Thailand, they celebrate, in addition to New Year’s Day and the Chinese New Year, the Thai New Year. It is known is Songkran, a word derived from Sanskrit, and is celebrated every year from 13th April to 15th April. Loy Krathong is another unique Thailand festival held in Ko Samui.

So if you want a truly Thai branded experience, Ko Samui is no less a haven than any other mysterious island of this magnificent country. A journey to this fascinating place will leave you always coming back for more.


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