Friday, September 19, 2014

A Trip To Koh Samet

Koh Samet Sunset
Koh Samet Sunset
Koh Samet is an island in the Thai Gulf to the Southeast of Bangkok. Getting there takes about 3.5 hours drive (by bus) from Bangkok to the pier that supports the island in Ban Phe. I took the bus from the Ekamai Bus Terminal on Sukhumvit Road and it really was convenient for the bus company now offers the ferry to Koh Samet in the ticket, which was only 312 baht. The pier for the ferry is immediately across from the Ban Phe Bus Terminal. Very convenient! There are other ferrys to other piers on the island.

 The ferry takes you to the Na Dan Pier on the north side of island and you can get a taxi to all parts of the island you may want to stay. The taxis are trucks and the ride can be quite rough, depending on where you stay. I stayed only about 1 kilometer from the pier, in the Had Sai Kaew Beach area. On the weekend, this area was quite crowded but during the week it gets very quiet. I have been to different areas of Koh Samet and the weekend crowds pretty much stick to the beaches with ferrys providing direct access.

If you are familiar with my blog, you know I am going to be showing you the island with photos and videos and I hope you enjoy! I took a hike along the coast to capture as much of Koh Samet as I could. I started in Had Sai Kaew beach then went south to Ao Phai, Ao Tuptim, Ao Choh, Ao Wong Duen, Ao Sangtien, and Ao Lung Dum. I made a side trip to Sunset View Point, which is on the west coast of the island. It was not time for the sun to set but the rocky/craggy coast makes for some good photos (and video!).  The YouTube Playlist above is a compilation of my Koh Samet videos!

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