Ao Wong Duen firespinner

Ao Wong Duen firespinner

Ao Wong Duen firespinner


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A sweeping crescent of powdery white sand, Ao Wong Duen ('Crescent Moon Bay') is Ko Samet's second most popular beach. Favoured by families seeking comforts and conveniences -- but not all-night beach parties -- this wide and well-sheltered bay is lined with resorts, restaurants, convenience stores and lounge chairs. With all of the same services you'll find on Haad Sai Kaew, Ao Wong Duen serves as a centre for all of Samet's southern beaches.

In terms of development, Ao Wong Duen went beyond the point of no return when several tightly packed resorts were constructed in 2012 and '13 from the centre to the north of the beach. These have been built on top of each other to the point that it's often difficult to tell where one ends and another begins. A large taxi stand and several motorbike rental shops are found just inland to the north, and a national park office, ferry boat ticket booth, ATM, currency exchange, internet cafe and tourist police box are situated ... Read our complete Ao Wong Duen travel guide

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Grilling prawns on Ao Wong Duen, Ko Samet