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Koh Lipe

Beautiful Koh Lipe is a small island in the southern part of Thailand, close to Malaysia. It is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park and famous for its excellent diving and snorkeling sports. Crystal clear water and white sandy beaches will give you the ultimate island feeling.

The islands surrouding Koh Lipe form a national park and are inhabited. This allows for nature to go its way and some beautiful coral can be seen while diving or snorkeling. Hard and soft corals are abundant with lots of sea life.

A diving trip can be arranged at one of the diving companies on the Island. For a (private) snorkeling trip just walk up to some of the fisherman on the beach and agree on the route, price and duration and they will take you out to sea. As the locals know all the nice spots you are in for some nice snorkeling and in the mean time support the original families on the island.

Koh Samui airport

The most beautiful airport of the world according to many people. Koh Samui airport is one of a kind. The structure is completely open and in tune with it's natural surroundings. The airport has 2 terminals and handles well over 1 million passengers a year and has direct flights to Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore and some other large cities.

From the airport it takes just 15 minutes to get to the biggest village and largest beach of the island, Chaweng beach. About 10 minutes driving to the other side of the airport is Bophut with the pier to Koh Phangan and in 30 minutes you are at Lamai beach.

Samut Sakhon fish market

Samut Sakhon is a small town about 35 kilometers outside of Bangkok. It is near the sea and famous for its fresh seafood market. Each morning fishing boats arrive to unload their catch of fish, shrimp or crab. The boats will dock at the auction place and from there on the seafood will find its way to the market and eventually end up in the restaurants of Bangkok later that day.

Visiting Samut Sakhon is an excellent day trip. You can easily arrange it on your own. Catch the BTS skytrainto Wong Wian Yai station and from there walk to Wong Wian Yai Railway station. It’s about 500 meter, just aks for directions or take a motorbike taxi. Another way to reach the train station is by taxi, just wave one down on the streets. Before you get in make sure the driver puts on the meter!

Every hour a train will depart for Samut Sakhon Mahachai station and it will take around 1 hour to get there. The train is old and loud. The seats are hard and there is no airconditioning but what can you expect for …