Samui is an island located in the province of Surat Thani on the east coast of Thailand, and one of the most popular resorts. Its area is only 228.7 km2. However, Samui is the second largest island in the Kingdom of Siam after Phuket. Snow-white beaches, the azure sea, coral reefs with bizarre inhabitants, plantations of slender coconut palms have made it a desirable vacation spot among the inhabitants of northern latitudes, not spoiled by the warm sun.
The development of the resort began relatively recently, the first backpackers arrived on the island in the mid-1990s and were immediately fascinated by its unspoiled beauty. Despite the fact that the development of the region is proceeding quite rapidly, on the adjacent islands you can still feel like a hermit far from the civilized world.
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