Thursday, September 07, 2006

A Travel guide to Koh Samet, Rayong Province of Thailand

Location Koh Samet, located in the Phe District of Rayong, is known as an Island Paradise of Thailand. The island offers a tranquil atmosphere combining with the white sandy beaches and crystalline clear sea-water.

History of Koh Samet

Koh Samet, Rayong - ThailandSundhorn Phu, Thailand's Shakespeare, described Koh Kaew Pitsadan (the magical crystal island), which is believed to be the present Koh Samet, in his famous Thai literature ‘Phra Aphaimanee’ as a beautiful island that shelters his main character from a lovelorn giant - she is broken-hearted and dies on the crystal sandy beach of the island. Even though you won't see her remains anywhere on Koh Samet, you're sure to see its crystal white sandy beaches, especially on the Had Sai Kaew or Sai Kaew Beach.

Route to Koh Samet Rayong - Thailand

Koh Samet, Rayong - ThailandTraveling to Koh Samet is easy. It takes about 2 hours and a half to drive from Bangkok (about 175 kilometers) and only 1 hour from the popular beach resort of Pattaya. The travelers have to travel to Ban Phe, a port near Rayong Town, in order to catch the boat or ferry. The boat rides takes about 30 minutes. [Source:]

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