Ko Samui Island, ThailandKo Samui is Thailand’s third largest island at 247 sq.km., and during the last decade it has become one of Southeast Asia’s premier tourist destinations. Samui sits snugly in the gulf of Thailand, surrounded by other island gems like Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao, and is located 84 km. east of Surat Thani, the provincial capital on the mainland. With soft-sand beaches shaded by towering palms, delicious fresh seafood and a vibrant nightlife, Sumai has a magical formula that seems to cast its spell on everyone. Many visitors are content to the laze the days away on the beach, soaking up the sun and cooling off in the turquoise waters, but for action enthusiasts there are plenty of choices like diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and paragliding, beach volleyball and off-road driving and other similar activities.
Tucked away in the countryside to the south of Bangkok, this provincial town is home to one of the most sacred Buddha images of Thailand. This small tropical island offers visitors a virtual year-round water wonderland. Phuket has a moist, tropical climate, influenced chiefly by monsoon winds that varies in direction according to the season