Saturday, 18 August 2012

Thailand, Koh Samui (Chaweng Beach)

I have been super duper busy these past few weeks. Finally, I can continue with my updates on Koh Samui - the most interesting stopover in the cruise, so I'm really glad I didn't give this island a miss.

This is the street that leads to Koh Samui's most popular beach at Chaweng.

There are many restaurants along the street including fastfoods and Indian restaurants. We decided on having a hearty Thai lunch before heading to the beach. I like how the street is not crowded with people.

There are also some posters on the next Muay Thai match, hung around several lamp posts. What strike me as interesting is that there is going to be a match between a Thai and a French! This sport has certainly come a long way to gain an international recognition.  

We made our way to the beach and had a pleasant surprise. There were quite a number of water sport activities to watch.

And the beach is really beautiful. The sea water is in different shades of blue. It stretches far out into the sea. Plus it's really shallow, so you can walk towards the sea with your feet touching the ground at quite a distance. 

I can't help taking photos of the beach. Unfortunately, I couldn' take a dip too. Sob..sob.. Our itinerary is so jam-packed. That's the downside of going on a tour - you can't do what you want to do.

A songtaew in Samui.. this is actually an open red pick-up truck, which is a form of 'taxi-bus' for the locals. One can board and alight anywhere along the route that it takes.

We went to the temples after this.