Koh Samui

The island of Koh Samui is located on the east coast of Thailand‘s Kra Isthmus, and is an extremely popular tourist destination. It is studded with beauty and natural resources, from coral reefs and coconut trees to beaches of white sand and rich, verdant mountain jungle.

Koh Samui, Thailand (Photo credit: Steven W. Belcher)

Koh Samui lies in the Gulf of Thailand, surrounded by other islands. The climate is warm, sunny, and tropical for most of the year, with only a short rainy season. This island has been a very sought-after tourist destination since the 1990s, and has recently become one of Thailand’s most visited island locations, second only to Phuket.

Infinity Pool (Photo credit: smadden)

There are over 260 different bungalows and resorts on the island.

Walking Your Buffalo (Photo credit: Sistak)

It is a home to many festivals and events, including a buffalo fighting festival, an art festival, bowling and tennis championships, and a sailing regatta.

Masaman Curry / マサマンカレー(ラマイ, サムイ島) (Photo credit: jetalone)

The local cuisine is excellent, carrying on the popular southern Thai traditions of curry, rice noodles, and chicken biryani.

Chaweng beach @ Night チャウエンビーチの夜 (Photo credit: jetalone)

The island is also home to a vibrant nightlife. Visitors and locals alike can go to a variety of beer bars, clubs, discos, and restaurants from one end of the island to the other.

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