Photographers from all around the world dream of using Koh Samui's azure seas, spectacular natural seascapes and just breathtaking sunsets as a backdrop to their compositions. This map aims to provide keen photographers with all the information they need to maximise their enjoyment when visiting this Thai paradise island.
Simply breathtaking natural scenery
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park is an archipelago in the gulf of Thailand consisting of 42 separate islands. All the islands occur in Ang Thong district, of Amphur Samui, Surat Thani province. The park covers a total area of 102 sq.km of which about only 18 sq.km is land. The park was established on 12th November 1980.
One of the most beautiful sunset beaches on the island of Koh Samui.
Magical skies, breathtaking sunsets and crystal clear water offer an unforgettable chance to create the photo of your dreams.
The perfect view
For adventurous souls who appreciate a good old fashioned rush of adrenaline and don't mind getting a little dirty. Your reward; friendly conversation and spectacular views over Koh Phangnan.
Stunning seascapes from the ferry.
If you travel to Samui by boat from the mainland, you'll most likely leave from the SeaTran ferry port at Donsak. Photographers are recommended to take the slow boat because this offers a more stable platform to take images - especially if your taking the boat at 4pm which is ideal for capturing the sunset. This boat which leaves every hour takes 90 minutes to reach Koh Samui.
The amazing purple waterfall
Nam Tok Na Muang is the highest waterfall on Koh Samui. It's 80 meters high and 10 meters wide and is easily reached from everywhere in Koh Samui by Taxi or Motorbike. Follow the ring road and you can't miss the large signs dotted at regular intervals along it.
Panoramic views over Koh Phangnan
High up in the hills on the north west coast of Koh Samui island there are a number of real estate developments that have built quality roads allowing the landscape photography an easy way to reach high up on the hillside and offering an excellent opportunity to take panoramic vistas of Koh Phangnan.
Big Buddha - Timelessly Thai
Big Buddha sits 15 meters tall and looks out over Koh Samui island from Bo Phut - a small fishermans village on the North East coast of the island.