Fun facts about Samui
The decade in which backpackers “discovered” Samui, which at the time was considered a coconut-harvesting backwater.
The island’s highest point: the peak of the jungle-covered mountain known as Khao Pom.
Samui’s land area, making it the kingdom’s third largest island, after Phuket and Koh Chang.
The number of dolphin and whale species found in the Gulf of Thailand, where Koh Samui is located.
The number of islands, which together make up the Ang Thong National Marine Park, near Samui.
Ang Thong Marine National Park’s total area in km².
The average weight of a water buffalo. These gentle giants are a common sight on Samui and on neighboring islands.
The number of beaches in Samui. The island is renowned for its crystal clear waters and pristine stretches of sand. (Except after a monsoon, that is…)
coconut trees, each of which produces approximately…
coconuts per year. Coconut production is the island’s second largest industry after tourism.
The number of Samui coconuts that are shipped to Bangkok alone each year.
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