19-Sep-2000 thru 22-Sep-2000
Koh Samui (or Ko Samui) is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, close to the mainland Surat Thani town. It is Thailand's third largest island, with an area of 228.7 km² and a population of 47,874 (2006). Koh Samui is the original vacation island of Thailand - it's where most of the big hotels are, and where we went to escape from all of the Rave music crazed Israeli tourists in Hat Rin
Sign in Lamai
Sign says: Drunken people crossing.
SGK's favorite drink
Hin Ta - Hin Yai
A sign here said:
A folktale of Samui Island tells of an old couple by the name of Ta Kreng (Grandpa Kreng) and Yai Riem (Grandma Riem) who lived with their son in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Since their son had come of age, they felt that it was time he got married.
One day they decided to sail to the neighboring province of Prachuap Khiri Khan to ask for the hand of Ta Monglai's daughter. During their sea journey, Their boat was seized by a storm. The Old man and his wife were unable to swim ashore. They died at sea, turning into rocks as proof to the would be bride's parents of their true intentions. The rocks stand there to this day.
Every Thai building has one of these for the spirits to live in.
This glorious piece of art was on the back of a German tourist named Jan that we befriended
These bungalows really are on the beach
Coconut washed up on the beach