Island, Or Koh Samet in Thai. Some may call Koh Samed, instead
of Koh Samet, what an idyllic island !
Once upon a time..
“Sunthon Phu” (Thailand all time great poet), had
described about Koh Samet as “Koh Kaew Pitsadan” (Koh = island, Kaew
= glasses, Pitsadan = magically) in the best of his romance poems
“Phra Aphai Mani”. He want us to know how wonderful this white sandy
beaches is !
“Phra Aphai Mani”is about a
lovelorn giant - she is broken-hearted and dies on the crystal sandy
beach of the island. Even though you won't see her remains anywhere
on Koh Samet, but you're sure to see its crystal white sandy
beaches, especially on the Had Sai Kaew or Sai Kaew Beach.
Koh Samet was named after
the Samet Tree or the cajuput tree that grows everywhere on the
island. It was declared ‘Khao Lam Ya – Samet Archipelago Maritime
National Park’ in 1981. The park encompasses Had Mae Rumpueng-a
beach on the coast of Rayong, Lam Ya Mountain and the Samet
Archipelago that consists of Koh Samet, Koh Chan, Koh San Chalam,
Koh Hin Khao, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, Koh Kruoy and Koh Plateen. An
ecological tour can be conducted through three itineraries on Koh
Samed, Koh Kudee and Lam Ya Mountain.
For more information,
contact Khao Laem Ya and Mu Ko Samet Nation Park Office by Tel: + 66
3865 3034, from 8.30 a.m. to 16.30 p.m.
Located in the “Gulf of
Thailand” (the eastern ocean), under the management of “Baan Phe
District” of “Rayong Province”. For your information, Rayong is
famous for its abundance of fruits and sandy beaches, far
approximately 220 km from Bangkok. Baan Phe is the seaside town,
located approximately 19 km southeast of the city, Baan Phe is the
best place to enjoy relaxing on a long white sandy beach while
sampling sumptuous seafood. Baan Phe is a major fishing community in
the province, hence, the wide range of fresh and preserved seafood
products or other local products. In addition, Baan Phe is also the
departure point for Koh Samet which is far around 6 km from the
coast of Rayong province.