Ko Samui, Thailand
Ko Samui or often only Samui as it is demoted to by locals which are an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand. It is situated near by the mainland town of Surat Thani in Surat Thani region. Ko Samui is Thailand’s second-biggest island after Phuket, with an area of 228.7 km2 and residents of more than 63,000 and yearly tourist inhabitants of 1.5 million. Abundant natural resources and white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees are there on the island, and it is element of Mu Ko Samui.
The island was perhaps first occupied about 15 centuries ago and mended by fishermen from the Malay Peninsula and Southern China. It emerges on Chinese maps dating back to 1687 and under the person’s name Pulo Cornam. The name Samui is unsolved in itself. Perhaps it is an addition of the name of one of the local trees, mui, or from the Malay word Saboey and the meaning is “safe haven”. Ko is the Thai word for “island”.