Thursday, 13 December 2018

Location

Ko Samui or the Coconut Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 700 km. to the south of Bangkok. The island is in the sea about 20 km off Surat Thani. It is situated at latitude 9° N and longitude 100° E.

Area

Samui has an area of 247 sq. km., making it the third largest island of Thailand after Phuket and Chang Island. It is the main island of a group of 48 islands.

Climate

The hot season lasts from February to May and the rainy season from June to January.

Topography

Most area of the island is a plain with a mountain range in the middle. There are 7 important streams. A 50-km. road is paved around the island.

Administration

Samui is a county (amphoe) of Surat Thani province administering 7 districts (tambons).

Language

The Southern dialect and the standard Thai language are spoken. English is widely understood in tourist areas.

Products

Samui is famous for its high quality coconuts growing densely everywhere.

Internet Access

Internet cafes are ubiquitous and hotels often have wi-fi for guests.
For your personal safety and protection by law, please use the services of travel agencies holding a TAT license only.

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