Yachting sunset off Ko Samui, Thailand

Yachting sunset off Ko Samui, Thailand

Yachting sunset off Ko Samui, Thailand


Taken on: 6th May, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Big Buddha Beach (officially referred to as Bang Rak) is located on the northern coast of Samui, with Bophut to its west and Plai Laem, over the headland, to its east. The beach area of Bang Rak is known as Big Buddha Beach because of the huge golden statue beyond the far eastern end of the beach, just before Plai Laem.

This area has a large expat community, with many housing developments along the coast as well as inland off the main road. Several private villas are dotted along the beach as well as on the hilly area just before the Big Buddha. Accommodation on Big Buddha Beach is diverse, from five-star establishments such as The Scent through to small nondescript bungalow operations.

The main road runs alongside the beach with resorts lining the ... Read our complete Big Buddha Beach travel guide

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