Bang Rak Koh Samui

Located on the north coast is Bang Rak Koh Samui.  To the west of Bang Rak is Bophut to the east is Plai Laem. Situated on the 4170 a prominent loop road joining the 4169 ring road in Koh Samui. Conveniently close to Koh Samui Airport Bang Rak has suitable accommodation available. Due to the close proximity to the Big Buddha Temple, the beach is known as the Big Buddha Beach. The Buddha statue is visible from the Bang Rak beach. The songthaew public transport operates frequently on the main road. The motorbike taxis and the songthaews cruise the streets beeping horns for customers.

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Bang Rak Beach

The beach at Bang Rak Koh Samui has areas suitable areas for swimming. A hotel between the Petcharta and Big Buddha Piers has jet skis and watersports so not so good for swimming. The tour and charter boats are moored at the piers in Bang Rak. The piers transport passengers to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan by ferry or private charter boats. The watersports and the private tours are popular from the Bang Rak bay. The Red Baron boat offering sunset tours docks at the Petcharta Pier in Bang Rak Koh Samui

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Local Area Bang Rak

Perfectly situated for visiting the tourist attractions Big Buddha Temple and Plai Laem Temple. Vehicle rental is in abundance in Bang Rak. A recommended vehicle hire is the Yellow Rent Hire company at Samui Pier Beach Resort. Shops restaurants and bars line the main road. Street vendors peddle their wares on the beach. Sports bars show the latest sporting events advertised on boards outside the bars. The nightlife here is calm and a relaxed vibe compared to busier Chaweng or Lamai. Some hotels in Bang Rak close at 10 pm to respect families with small children. Thai and international food are readily available from the restaurants and bars in the area. Live music can be found at a few bars, there are no lady bars so suitable for families.

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Sunset Bang Rak Koh Samui

The location of Ban Rak is perfectly placed for the stunning sunsets over the island. Watch the spectacular transformation of nature on the causeway rocks leading to Big Buddha Temple.  Bring a drink and your camera for some of the most breathtaking views of the island. The beaches in Bang Rak offer photographers the chance to capture some amazing pictures. Luxury vessels and the local fishing boat moor in the bay. Capture the silhouettes on the ocean of fishermen casting their nets into the ocean.

Airport Koh Samui

Koh Samui Airport Noise

There are low flying planes in Bang Rak Koh Samui. The aircraft noise level is not a constant interruption. The first planes leave Koh Samui Airport at 06:00hrs and the last flight leaves at 22:00hrs. The nearby areas of Plai Laem or Choeng Mon are a quieter alternative to Bang Rak.

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Accommodation Bang Rak Koh Samui

Private villa holiday rentals and backpacking hostels are popular in this area of Bang Rak Koh Samui. The hotels and accommodation options on offer are diverse In Bang Rak Koh Samui. There are high-end hotels offering a top class service and budget end rooms offering self-catering options.

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