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Geography and climate in Koh Samui

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Koh Samui is the third largest island in the Kingdom of Thailand. Its area is 280 sq. km. The resort is located 84 km from the east coast of the country and 560 km from Bangkok.

You can get to Koh Samui by plane from Bangkok (travel time - 1.5 hours) or from U-Tapo (flight time - 40 minutes). From land transport to the island, a train or a bus goes to Suratkhani, then you need to change to a ferry to Koh Samui.

The island is dominated by beaches of clean fine sand that looks like powder, small desert bays, rice and coconut plantations. An expressway runs along the perimeter of Samui, while hotels hide among coconut trees, not far from the jungle.

Samui was opened for tourists in early 1970. Today the island has gained fame as an international resort, and has earned the second most popular holiday destination in Thailand.

Samui's time zone: GMT +7 (+3 hours to Moscow).


A humid tropical climate prevails on Samui. There are three seasons on the island: hot (April - September) - the thermometer readings at this time of the year exceed + 30 ° С; dry (December - March) - temperature up to + 30 ° С; and humid (October - December).

The rainy season begins with short showers. Thunderclouds disappear within a few minutes after the rains start.

Samui is warm at night in any season, so you shouldn't worry about warm clothes.


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