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Published: November 5th 2015
Hello, friends! This time I would like to tell you about my visit to the Samui Island, which is located in Thailand. Although I planned to travel there last summer, I managed to travel to Thailand only last winter because of the family problems. As far as I had to change the apartment, I did not have much time to organize my vacation in the proper way. Luckily, I used the services provided by the Relocation Household
company, which made my move more easy and quick. To tell the truth, I was a bit disappointed by the change of my plans, as far as I thought that traveling to Thailand in winter would not be comfortable because of the cold weather. However, when I learnt more about the country and its climate, I found out that it does not matter what season you will choose for the trip, because the weather conditions there are quite favorable throughout a year. The only thing you should know is that the season of rains starts in the country in May and lasts until December. This does not mean, of course, that the rain falls for 8 months without any pauses, but the possibility to face long
rainy days is much higher during this time. This is the main reason of why most tourists prefer to visit Thailand since December till March. During these months, the weather in Thailand is warm and sunny, while the average temperature may reach 30-35 degrees above zero. And, although, I travelled to this fascinating country in December, I can’t say that the weather was too rainy. Some days were really gloomy with heavy rain, but the rest of my trip was pleasant and sunny. Benefits of the Samui Island
When choosing the destination for my trip, I gave preference to the Samui Island. As far as I have not visited Thailand before, I couldn’t decide what part of the country to go to. Having read information about different regions, I found out that this island has several benefits, which make it a perfect destination for each tourist. These are some of them:
• Developed infrastructure, which is manifested in the availability of large supermarkets (Big C, Tesco Lotus, Makro etc.), drugstores, restaurants, beauty salons, cafes, markets etc.
• Delicious food, which reveals different sides of the country’s culture and preferences. Personally, I tasted fish under the garlic sauce
and I should admit that I liked it a lot. I have never tasted such a delicious dish before!
• Abundance of markets, where everyone can purchase fresh tropic fruits, vegetables, sea products, inexpensive fish and any other products you like.
• Lots of highlights (I will tell about them in the separate post)
• Exotic nature, tropic jungles, mountains, forests, palm trees, magnificent beaches etc.
• Outstanding Na Muang 2 Waterfall, where everyone can ride… an elephant! (I will tell about my travel to Na Muang further)
• Perfect location of the island, which makes it possible to travel to other islands, such as Pangana known for its luxurious beaches and wild nature and Tao that enjoys popularity with the tourists due to the snorkeling and diving opportunities.
• Advanced medical services. There are numerous drugstores and several large hospitals, such as the Samui International Hospital, Thai International Hospital, Bangkok Samui Hospital, Samui Government Hospital, Bandon International Hospital. Apart from that, there are lots of private medical centers.
• Availability of automobile and motorcycle dealers that offer cars both for rent and sale
• Fantastic kite surfing opportunities. There are several kite surfing schools on the Samui Island, where
everyone can learn the basics of kite surfing in the shortest time possible.
• Reasonable prices for food and dwelling.
• Samui beaches that stand out among other highlights. Thousands of tourists travel to the island just to enjoy the luxurious beaches, white warm sand, calm and gentle sea and lots of entertainment options. Na Muang 2 Waterfall
My travel to the Samui Island lasted for two weeks. I managed to see lots of places of interest there, but the one I would like to tell about in this article is Na Muang 2 Waterfall, which is a real highlight of the island. The waterfall is 80 meters (!) high and features the most powerful energy I have ever felt is such places. Moreover, those tourists who manage to reach the top of the mountain, are excited and fascinated by the fantastic landscape.
Na Muang looks really magnificent in the season of rains, especially since October till December. This is the time, when the amount of water in it reaches its maximum level and the flow speed amazes everyone by its power. To see all the Na Muang locations, you may either buy an excursion or rent
a bike and explore the location yourself. The latter option is more preferable, because you will be able to devote as much time as you wish to the discovery of the wonders of the Na Muang locations without being afraid to drop behind the group. Personally, I chose the second option and did not regret it later. During my trip, I was able not only to see the picturesque locations that look like Paradise, but also to rest there, enjoying the wild nature, the water cascades, the jungles, the mountains covered by the tropic forests, the sea etc. I also had a chance to swim in one of the mountain lakes and that was fantastic as well!
Having enjoyed the sceneries from the observation platforms located all along the route, I rested in one of the cafes. There is also an aqua park not far from the waterfall, but I was really tired and decided not to go there. I have met lots of people, who enjoyed the Monkey Show and the Elephant Show demonstrated in the Na Muang Safari Park. Dozens of tourists even tried to ride the elephants, but, as far as I’m afraid of heights, I
decided not to face risks, although that looked spectacular! Well, this is all about my travel to the Samui Island and the Na Muang Waterfall. I promise to share interesting info about other highlights of the island in another post!
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