Information Koh Samui

City: Koh Samui
Location: Sothern Thailand's east coast
Province: Suratthani (Thailand Provinces 76 pcs) see list here!
Country: Thailand

The capital town Nathon is located on the southwest coast
Area of 228.7 km2 (88.3 sq miles)
Maximum height of 635 m (2083 ft)
Lowest height 0 m (0 ft)
Population approximately 55000
Sea: Gulf of Thailand

37 km (23 miles) from mainland Surat Thani, (Donsak)
20 km (12.4 miles) from Koh Phangan
65 km (40 miles) from Koh Tao
140 km (87 miles) from Chumphon

Distance to Bangkok: 761 km (473 miles)

Here you can find information about Koh Samui and is meant to assist you and guide you what makes Koh Samui unique and well worth a visit to this Island.

Events, festivals and holidays in Koh Samui

 

Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year) starts 13 April and lasts a few days. Songkran is the famous festival which sprays water on everyone, from young to old and even police officers get wet. No one is safe, spraying water one to two days. Especially transport and accommodation can be full this week. Book in advance.

Buffalo fight festival is normally held on New Year's Day and Songkran 13 April. Can not be compared with Spanish bullfighting, fighting on Samui is pretty mild. Buffalo season varies according to ancient customs and ceremonies.

Bowling Championship is an annual bowling event held in May every year.

Avis Samui Tennis Open, the annual amateur tennis tournament in July.

Fishermans Village festival (fishing village of Bophut) festival going on for five days are celebrated with music and food. Several famous musicians usually attend and food tents sell cheap dishes from local hotels, held annually August 22 to 26.

Triathlon an international competition that triathlon union organizes every year in April. This event on Koh Samui draws about five hundred participants from all over the world. The event attracts both professionals and amateurs.

Samui Regatta is an annual sailing tournament to be held in May-June. The tournament is internationally known and competitors coming from as far away as Australia, Singapore, Japan and China. This sailing race with classes of all sizes and shapes, started in 2002

Thailand Markets arranged anywhere on the island each week that can be a fun visit. They move around and there seems to be no fixed dates.

Street Markets several different vendors in a place where they sell all kinds of goods at cheap prices and lots of food. Schedule street market below.

Monday Chaweng
Tuesday Chaweng
Wednesday Chaweng
Thursday Meanam, Chaweng
Friday Bophut
Saturday Nathon
Sunday Lamai, Chaweng

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General information and Hospitals in Koh Samui

Banks, ATMs and money Exchange, you will find easy.
Immigration office in Koh Samui.
Hospitals and dentist many in Koh Samui

Transport
Travel with buses during the day, or tuktuk, taxi and there are so-called motorcycle taxi. No matter what form of transportation you choose, the price should ideally be drawn up before the start if vehicle not have any taxi-meter or driver not are willing to use the meter. Read more about taxi!

Hospitals and Dentists in Koh Samui


Hospitals in Koh Samui
Samui International Hospital (SIH): +66 (0) 77 230781-2
Bandon International Hospital: +66 (0) 77 425 382
Bangkok Samui Hospital: +66 (0) 77 429 500
Thai International Hospital: +66 (0) 77 245721-6
Samui government  hospitals (Nathon): +66 (0) 77 421 230


Dentist clinic in Koh Samui
Samui international hospital (SIH) : +66 (0) 77 230781-2
Beauty smile dental clinic: +66 (0) 77 413762
Samui dental clinic: +66 (0) 77 245988

 

Phone list local phones Koh Samui

Police, Fire, Ambulace: 191 (all over Thailand)
Tourist Police: 1155
Immigration Koh Samui: +66 (0) 77 421069
Tourist Police Koh Samui: +66 (0) 77 421281
Tourist Police: 1155
Koh Samui Airport: +66 (0) 77 428500, +66 (0) 2 1343960
Tourist Authority of Thailand Koh Samui: +66 (0) 77  420524

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Hospitals in Koh Samui
Samui International Hospital (SIH): +66 (0) 77 230781-2
Bandon International Hospital: +66 (0) 77 425 382
Bangkok Samui Hospital: +66 (0) 77 429 500
Thai International Hospital: +66 (0) 77 245721-6
Samui state hospitals (Nathon): +66 (0) 77 421 230

Dentist clinic in Koh Samui
Samui international hospital (SIH) : +66 (0) 77 230781-2
Beauty smile dental clinic: +66 (0) 77 413762
Samui dental clinic: +66 (0) 77 245988

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