Sam Sao Island on Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, Surat Thani

Koh Samui is an Amphoe in Surat Thani Province. It is located in the northeast of the city, 35 kilometers away from Don Sak Pier and 84 kilometers away from Surat Thani City, and is the third biggest island in Thailand.

  • Monkey Shows: The monkey’s famed ability as coconut collectors once formed the basis of Samui’s economy. During the performance, all their skills are shown to ludicrous effect.
  • Samui Butterfly Garden: Set on a gentle slope in the southeast corner of the island, the garden contains a wide range of bright and unusual flowers. Hundreds of butterflies are flying in the air. There are also a display of insects, moths and beehives.
  • Big Buddha: Situated on the north coast, Big Buddha temple is Samui’s most well-known landmark which conserves 12 meter tall Buddha golden sculpture that can be seen from several kilometers away.

✈️By Air: Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways fly straight from Bangkok to Koh Samui with over 20 flights a day.

🚆By Train: The train station in Surat Thani is serviced by trains from cities to the north and south, including Bangkok and Hat Yai. From Surat Thani minibus or songtaew transfer to the boat pier is required to get a ferry to Koh Samui.

🚌By Bus: There are air-conditioned Bangkok – Koh Samui and Bangkok – Don Sak – Koh Samui buses running from the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern Line) every day. It takes around 12 hours. For more information, call 1490 or visit www.transport.co.th – Online ticket booking is also available on www.busticket.in.th  www.thaiticketmajor.com  and www.thairoute.com.

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