Western Mae Nam beach, Ko Samui

Western Mae Nam beach, Ko Samui

Western Mae Nam beach, Ko Samui


Blinding hot down the western end of Mae Nam beach.

Taken on: 8th June, 2006. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Back in the days when backpackers to Southeast Asia were first discovering Ko Samui in the 1970s, a basic thatched hut with running water and electricity was considered luxury. Now Ko Samui is home to some of Thailand's best luxury resorts and in the popularity stakes is surpassed only by Phuket.

With an international airport, a mass of ferry connections and close to 500 hotels and guesthouses, this is not somewhere to come to glimpse a corner of the Thai kingdom untouched by tourism development. One good thing about tourism development on the island is the written law that no building may be taller than the nearest coconut palm; this means that, unlike Phuket, tall apartment blocks and hotels do not ruin the skyline. The highest building is about four ... Read our complete Ko Samui travel guide

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