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20

Sep
loy krathong light festival sky lantern

Loy Krathong & Yi Peng: Thailand’s Festival of Light

Loy Krathong is probably the one time in the year when Thailand looks even more beautiful by night than it does during the day. If you’re looking for a true cultural experience you’ll remember forever, you’ll be sure to find it in this traditional festival of hope, colour and light. This annual celebration gets its …

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May
Muay Thai Boxing Fight

Muay Thai Kickboxing: Thailand’s Martial Art of 8 Limbs

Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and taken extremely seriously. Widely considered to be the world’s most dangerous martial art, Muay Thai kickboxing is a superb showcase of speed, strength and technical ability. The Thai boxers you see in the ring put on a real fights for you to see just how brutal and beautiful …

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24

Apr
beach wedding samui newly weds

Koh Samui Weddings: Memories that Last Forever

The romance of Koh Samui weddings is very real and quite amazing. For many reasons, this wondrous tropical island draws ever more couples, to begin their lives together or to renew their vows. Getting married on a lovely paradise isle will be more than memorable, it’ll be transcendent. As more people are discovering, most Koh …

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12

Apr
Mummified monk at Wat Khunaram in Koh Samui

Mummified Monk: Koh Samui’s Spiritual Attraction

Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even more than …

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17

May
Thai Buddha wai

Culture & Religion on Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a living, working island with distinctive local cultures, habits and customs. The first settlers that landed here were Chinese traders and Muslim fishermen, and both of these groups still inhabit the island today living peacefully alongside their Thai cousins. Local markets like the one at Laem Din behind Chaweng, the Nathon fresh …

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17

May
chaweng high street circa 1960

History of Koh Samui

Prior 1940, there were no roads no vehicles on Koh Samui. The inhabitants of Koh Samui lived a simple life and almost without contact with the outside world. People moved around Koh Samui on foot or by boat by following the coast. To go from Maenam to Lamai for example, it took several hours of …

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Weather Forecast

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Today 04/24 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then partly cloudy during the afternoon hours. High around 30C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tomorrow 04/25 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High near 30C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/26 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 30C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 04/27 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High around 30C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Thunderstorm
Friday 04/28 80%
Thunderstorm
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High near 30C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.