Friday, 24 August 2012

A Koh Samui Geograhpy Lesson

Depicted above is a map showing the location of Koh Samui

This useful Koh Samui travel guide takes the liberty of sharing a few geography lessons with the tourists planning on visiting Koh Samui. However, those who head straight to the tropical getaway spot usually miss out on all the juicy facts. And so, for the sake of added knowledge, below is a compilation of the essential information vacationers needs to know before planning a trip.

First and foremost, Koh Samui is Thailand’s second biggest island, and part of the Ang Thong Archipelago, which consists of approximately sixty other islands. This island has a circular shape, has a total land area of roughly 228 square kilometers, and measures twenty-five kilometers at its widest point.

This island’s interior is comprised mostly of mountains surrounded by thick rainforests. Kao Pom is the island’s highest peak, which stands just about 635 meters high.

As most tourists already know, the coastal areas of Koh Samui is home to some of the best beaches on the planet, and are blessed with powdery, soft, white sand. The majority of these beaches are viewed as actual towns, considering the large number of restaurants, bars, hotels, and other commercial establishments in these areas.

On the western side of the island is Koh Samui’s capital, Nathon, which is also considered the commercial and administrative centre of this tropical haven. Some Koh Samui travel guides recommend tourists to visit this place, since there are a variety of restaurants, hotels, and shopping establishments to cater for the needs and wants of visitors.

On the northeast portion of the island is Koh Samui’s tourist centre – here, Chaweng beach is one of the busiest places, and offers everything that a vacationist will ever need or want during his or her holiday. A wide range of mediocre to premium beachfront accommodations can be found at this place.
Moreover, these rooms, suites, villas, condominiums and other dwellings for rent are ideally situated near an assortment of shopping centres, markets, restaurants, bars and other nightspots to satisfy the basic needs and entertainment desires of all guests.

For travellers who prefer a more relaxed setting, Koh Samui travel guides recommend heading to the north of Chaweng – the towns Bangrak, Bophut, and Choeng Mon are beaches which are less frequented by tourists, and further away from the nightspots and other entertainment establishments.
To the South of these beaches is another quiet beach called Laem Sett, which is home to the ShaSa resort (one of the only 5 star resorts on the island).

Whichever spot a vacationer chooses to head on over to, doing a little research on what each area has to offer (accommodations, amenities, etc.) is highly recommended to ensure an outstanding vacation experience. 

1 comment:

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