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 Koh Samui or Samui Island (in Thai language "Koh" means "Island") is in general considered as the second most beautiful tourism spot in Thailand. But those who want to enjoy the natural beauties with serene environment will be sceptic of this opinion. Koh Samui is simply the best place for them. Over the years it has attracted many foreigners, especially from Europe. It’s interesting that many foreign travellers who came to Koh Samui just to pass vacation, couldn’t avoid falling in love of its beauty. Eventually they settled there and this is reflected from a large number of foreign residents there.

Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island, behind Phuket and Koh Chang. Located in south of the Gulf of Thailand, about 35km North east of the main land town of Surat Thani, Koh Samui is surrounded by sixty other islands, most of which is part of the Ang Thong National Marine Park, including the other well know destinations of Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao.
 
The Island is a circular in shape approximately 15km wide, with one major town Nathon, on the west coast, a major port for the regions fishing industry and transportation needs between the many islands, there are many smaller towns and villages located at most of the islands many beaches, mainly down to the building of hotels and resorts, to service the tourist industry, the main beach towns being Chaweng and Lamai.
 
Koh Samui is truly a paradise island, incredible beaches of white sand, lined with Palms tree’s, and coconut groves, with some of the most stunning coastal scenery, Once a haven for the Backpacker since the 70’s, the island has now become one of Thailand’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting tourist from all over the world.
 
As well as its natural beauty Samui, also holds interesting historical sites, there is an abundance of activities ranging from waterspots to golf, or you could just lazy on the beach with your favourite cocktail.
 
Weather in Koh Samui is Tropical. Hot and Humid, with the average temperature around 30 Celsius or 86/7 Fahrenheit most of the year, the yearly seasonal changes can be described as
1. TheDry Season: From December - March, Tropical heat without a la lot of rain
 2. High Season: March - August, Very Hot 
 3. The Rainy Season: Sepember - November, Still very warm, with the chance of a refreshing downpour without much warning.


    "Map of Koh-Samui"


    "Sunrise at Koh-Samui"


    "Marine Park at Ko-Samui"


    " Marine Park of Ko Samui "


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