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Ko Samet is an island that is only a few hours drive from Bangkok. It is very popular with the Bangkok crowd, and it can be difficult to find a room on weekends. It is part of a national park, so you have to pay the usual 200 baht, in additionto whatever you hve to pay to take the ferry out to the island.

Ko Samet dockThis is the dock with the "ferries". You really don't have many options for getting out here, and it doesn't seem expensive, but all the little charges (bus, ferry, taxi, park fee, hotel) add up. It pays to call ahead to book a room, rather than wander around aimlessly like I do. You can also book rooms on the mainland.

goats on the beachFor some reason, there are goats that hang around the beach.

Lonely beachDuring the week, it can be quite peaceful.

more beachYou almost have the beach to yourself, and the sand is pristine, unlike beaches that I visited on Ko Samui.


This page was updated July 30, 2007