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Best Places to Visit in Koh Samui of 2017

  • 01 Hat Pramong Beach

    Hat Pramong Beach
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    Sunset Beach or Hat Pramong is a small half kilometer bay along the west side of Koh Lipe. It gets its name from the magical sunsets one experiences here. The sun slowly descends and casts an exquisite glow all along the coast reaching far out into the horizon, an excellent way to end a long, hot day on Koh  Lipe.  



    Sunset Beach is the most relaxing destination on Koh Lipe, it's quiet, less visited, and excellent for 
    relaxing and getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are a few restaurants and bars on the beach and is a short 10 minute walk to Walking Street the bustling area of Koh Lipe.


  • 02 Lamai Beach, Samui

    Lamai Beach, Samui
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    Lamai is a beach community that sits south of Chaweng district. It’s a popular holiday destination on Koh  Samui, with a range of water sport facilities, restaurants and shops. The white-sand beach is crescent- shaped and fringed by coconut palms. 



    Location: Ko Samui

    Activities:  Take a swim in the Gulf of Thailand. Head down to walking street on a Sunday evening for a wide variety of stalls, live music and activities for children. Located in between the bridge and the local market, walking street is always busy with Thai's and Westerners alike. 

    Getting There:  Minibus transfers between Lamai and Samui Airport cost about 150 Baht per person; a private taxi charter costs around 300-400 Baht.


  • 03 Ko Samui

    Ko Samui
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    KoSamui is one of the favorite destination among travelers from all over the globe looking for some fun-filled time and looking for a high life. The gorgeous trail of the white sandy beaches adorning the azure waves, soothing sunshine combined with the warm Thai hospitality are some added perks that make this place all the more favorite. This delightful island has much more to offer than just crystal clear waters and sandy beaches; while here you can choose from an array of restaurant and bar that will cater your taste buds and will keep you longing for more.


    Things to Do: While in KoSamui, you just cannot miss traditional junk cruise – this enthralling cruise is conducted over a traditional styled wooden ‘junk boat’ which will take you to a mesmerizing journey to the neighboring island KoPhaNgan. Explore the beautiful – vividly colored underwater, admire the stunning beauty of this coral island and finally get ready to capture beautiful shots of various tropical fishes easily visible under the transparent water.

    Getting there: The easiest way to reach KoSamui is via an overnight train journey from Bangkok to SuratThani. From here, you head straight to KoSamui via ferry. This delightful 2 hour boat ride will take you to KoSamui, on way get ready to pass the beautiful islands of Ko Tao and KoPhaNgan.



  • 04 Ko Lao Liang Beach

    Ko Lao Liang Beach
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    If you thought that all of Thailand’s finest islands had been ruined by mismanaged development, Ko Lao Liang will prove you wrong. A little-known remedy for travellers seeking breathtaking Andaman Sea 
    scenery without the crowds, the isolated pair of islands doesn’t even register among Trang province’s more popular destinations. Part of Mu Ko Phetra National Park, Ko Lao Liang’s two islands stand side-by- side some 40 kilometers west of the mainland. All facilities are set up on the southern island, Ko Lao Liang Nong, or “Little Brother Island.” Sporting sunrise views to Ko Sukorn, almost-white-sand beach touches clear teal water that blends into deep emerald and azure blue as you reach the hard coral.



    Activities: Rock climbing, Kayaking and snorkeling are famous activities on this beach. 

    Location: Hat Samran District


  • Nearby Getaways from Koh Samui
  • 01 Phuket

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    Phuket is regarded as one of the top beach destinations in the world. The fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns make the city a lovable holiday destination. It nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline. The climate here is hot and humid throughout the year and the hottest season is generally considered to be from March to early May. The culture here is a melting pot of indigenous Thais, ethnic Malays, Thai-Chinese, and even sea gypsies. The island is home to many seaside resorts, spas, hotels, cafes and has a wide choice of dining and partying options to choose from. It is Thailand’s biggest island that is 49 km long but doesn’t even feel like an island.

     

    Some of the best places like Phi Phi Islands and Krabi Islands are very accessible from here and are counted among the best tourist places in Phuket. Chalong Bay, largest town acts as a harbour for outgoing boats to Phi Phi island and others south islands. Phuket is blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches like Patong beach, Kata, Karon and Kamala beach. The main resort town of Patong has many nightclubs, bars and discos where youngsters are usually spotted in majority. The interior parts of this city are quite unexplored. They are very fertile hilly expanse that consists of mangrove forests, fishing villages, rubber and pineapple plantations. Overall, Phuket is stunning and has breathtaking views. It is surely a paradise for every beach bum. Offering the best tourist places in Phuket, it is a must visit for everyone.

  • 02 Langkawi

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    Welcome to this quintessential paradise, and be prepared to explore the tourist places in Langkawi. An archipelago of 104 magical islets– a part of the state of Kedah, adjacent to the Thai border. 'The jewel of Kedah' as Langkawi is known is situated at the western coast of Malaysia – one of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea with breathtaking views right enough to make you never forget any bit of it. Not just the place, even the name has the essence of its serenity. Langka being a Sanskrit word meaning "beautiful" while wi means "many".

    In here, you can go on exploring an extravaganza of spectacular wetlands, lush green rainforests in full bloom, limestone caves and secluded coves by boat and encounter natural oasis teeming with wildlife. Amid nurseries for reef creatures and marine birds, you might even catch-up furtive otters, happy-go-lucky dolphins and hanging bats. Love tourist places in Langkawi, and wondering what to cover? Love trekking or camping? Langkawi is the answer. Want Eco tours? Horseback Riding tours? Nature & wildlife tours? Looking for Aerial adventure activities or water activities? Activities like skiing, sailing, Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing charters, Boat tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Langkawi is all here for you!

    But what if you are into Aerial adventure stuff? There is Paragliding, Ziplining Rappelling, Aerial and Adventure Parks for you. Name it and Langkawi will not fail to excite you with its treasure trove. With an ecosystem offering unexpected surprises and then oh! the delicious mouth watering Malay food that it has to offer. Langkawi is all worth falling in love.
    You want a chilled beach vacay or just a little adventure? Well, well, well! Just name it and this place has it all. There is something for everyone here at this paradise.

  • 03 Pattaya

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    Tourist places in Pattaya are probably the first to come in the mind of every person when they think of an exotic vacation on a beach. Thailand is a very popular for its tourism and millions of people visit Thailand every year to enjoy its beautiful beaches and resorts. Pattaya boasts one of the best beaches in the whole world. Due to the presence of such high tourism, there are a number of resorts in Pattaya. These resorts are very highly rated and one can be sure of being blown away by the luxurious service they provide to their customers. One is left speechless by the picturesque view of the beautiful beaches which Pattaya has to offer.

     

    Along with the beautiful beaches, one can also enjoy in Pattaya by doing several activities available here like parasailing, paragliding, scuba diving, snorkeling, and the likes. Paragliding is a very popular adventure activity in Thailand. It provides a very beautiful experience to people, as one gets to enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains and the terrains of the place. One also gets a feeling as if they are flying because they float in the air while doing this activity. Since Pattaya is blessed with so many water bodies having marine life, scuba diving becomes a very popular activity here. One can’t stop but marvel at the beauty of life and nature when they are underwater.

     

    Swimming with fishes, being able to hold them in one’s hand and the observing them, it all seems like a dream when is down there. One activity which makes Pattaya special is skydiving. One is made to fall from a height of approximately 13000 feet with nothing but a parachute. The adrenaline rush which one gets during the free fall cannot be described in words. Pattaya is a beautiful city and is a must for every person looking to enjoy themselves to the fullest.

  • 04 Phi Phi

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    Phi Phi Islands are the most pristine and well preserved islands in Thailand. Bestowed with surreal beauty and lovely stretch of white and golden sands, there are a lot of tourist places in Phi Phi Islands. It attracts a lot of tourism around the year and from across the globe. There are various adventure activities for adventure seekers to indulge in and it is just the perfect destination for water babies. Adorned with a line of luxurious beach resorts, Phi Phi offers the quintessential out of the book vacation that a mind needs to relax. Thriving with friendly people, amazing massage parlours and boasting of an amazing nightlife, the Phi Phi Islands have something to offer to everybody who wishes to explore it.

    If all of this wasn’t enough, even the history of Phi Phi Islands is quite exciting. The bays and the piers are bustling with activity at all times and the lush greens offer a perfect contrast to the serene whites! One of the best destinations for shark watching , snorkeling, rock climbing, scuba diving- there won't ever be any dull moment while you are in Phi Phi. You can also explore the beautiful Krabi Islands which are situated near by and combine a trip to both! Today, Phi Phi has come out of the deadly tsunami that struck in the year 2004. It has maintained its beauty and held everything that makes this place so special to visit.

    The Thai cuisine offers some of the most delectable dishes on the planet. With sombre gravies and perfect usage of sea food, the cuisine in Phi Phi is to die for. Do remember to make a note of the best of restaurants and enjoy a foodgasm for every meal. While planning your trip, make sure to draw out a proper itinerary including all of the famous tourist places in Phi Phi Islands. Include water sports in plenty and book a stay in any of the luxurious resorts to make the most of your trip!

  • 05 Krabi

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    Nestled in the midst of mangrove forests and limestone karsts, Krabi is the capital of the Krabi Province in the Southern Thailand. One of the best gems protected by Andaman Sea, Krabi is quite an exotic destination for a vacation and the tourist places in Krabi are pearls in the ocean - a must see. If the white sand beaches are not reason enough, then there are various activities in Krabi to make your itinerary interesting. Right from rock climbing, jungle trekking, snorkelling, scuba diving to island hopping, enjoying the night-life; there are quite a lot of things to do in Krabi. The beaches are great to explore in the day and the exquisite.

    Thai cuisine is simply perfect to savour. There is something to do for all types of travellers here. If you are an adventure junkie, then the cliff jumping is surely an activity you should try. If you are into wildlife, then there is plenty for you to witness. It is an apt vacation option even for people, who simply want to have a serene vacation absorbing the beauty of the Malacca Strait. While Krabi has definitely earned a reputation of being one of the most magnificent beach destinations in South East Asia, its history is what makes it even more interesting. Its journey from being a tributary of the Kingdom of Ligor to finally being awarded a province status in the recent times is best witnessed in its rich culture and tranquil vibes.

    It is said that the city was founded in a spot where an ancient sword was unearthed. Many believe, that the name Krabi is derived from the term meaning sword. The best part is that Krabi offers you just the perfect balance of the Thailand experience that you need. It is lesser crowded and boasts of lesser hustle bustle than Pattaya as well as Phuket while rating the highest on the laid back factor. Thus, one must cover all the tourist places in Krabi if they truly want to enjoy the vacation.

  • 06 Khao Lak

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    Located in Southern Thailand, tourist places in Khao Lak are extremely attractive and must visit places. It has a 20-kilometer long beach that makes it possible for tourists to spend quiet and peaceful time by the seashores. Khao Lak is one of those areas of Thailand which remains quiet and calm, this makes it an ideal destination for couples and families who want to avoid crowded beaches. One can explore the beauty of nature here by visiting the Lampi Waterfall and the Chong Fah Waterfall. Tourists can enjoy Safaris in the Khao Lak Ram Ru National Park and spot some marvelous species of wildlife. One can even go on treks and hiking tours if they want to feel more adventurous. Being located by the sea, water sports like Snorkelling and Diving are must-do activities when in Khao Lak. One can even take lessons for deep water diving and explore the marine life present in the Andaman Sea. One can get the world-famous Thai Massages and feel rejuvenated and fresh. Since this small city has a rich culture one can even explore the local streets, street food and the street shops present here. Although Khao Lak had experienced disasters and natural calamities a few years ago, the local people of Khao Lak have been successful in recovering the city and making it more beautiful than it ever was. The serene environment and natural beauty that is present here is awe-inspiring and can take your breath away. One can even come to this majestic place for spa and yoga retreats to escape the monotony of the busy city life and feel recharged. Tourist places in Khao Lak in houses a small village area, has some of the cleanest and most peaceful beaches present in Southern Thailand and is a must visit vacation destination.

  • 07 Rawai Island