Hua Thanon Koh Samui
Located south of the Island is Hua Thanon Koh Samui. The Muslim village of Hua Thanon is south of Lamai and is not as busy as the other tourist areas. The village is predominately Muslim and barely untouched by Koh Samui’s tourism development. The locals inhabit the original wooden houses in the village. Koh Samui’s only mosque is found in Hua Thanon. The white and green dome dominates the village of Hua Thanon skyline. Village life here is predominately supported by the fishing industry. Hua Thanon is conveniently placed to visit the Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks. Shopping in the village is a couple of tourist shops selling crafts and clothes or the markets held in the village.
The beauty of this laid-back village is the approach to life from the local people. Stroll through the village the locals will greet you and chat. Have a camera at the ready the locals love to have their pictures taken.
The beach at Hua Thanon Koh Samui is not really a tourist beach. Moored along the shoreline are colourful traditional long boats. A quiet beach in Samui with space to relax and unwind. You can watch the fisherman on the shore at work preparing their nets for the nightly catch. As the sun sets on the picturesque village fisherman cast their nets into the tropical waters. The village fisherman fish in the traditional way of their ancestors.
The restaurants along the beach entice you in for a meal for the fisherman’s daily catch. The market is small but none the less there are bargains are found at the stalls. There is fresh fruit, vegetables and fish in abundance at the Muslim market. Immerse yourself in the local Muslim culture. Thai food is readily available in the village. International food is less prominent in Hua Thanon village. The fish is traditionally cooked over open fires. If your stomach is strong enough you can watch the fish being gutted and ready.
Hua Thanon has limited hotels and spas. The beach of Hua Thanon Koh Samui is a great destination for relaxation. There are self-catering villas with private pools set in tropical gardens in Hua Thanon. The high-end hotels are sporadic in the Hua Thanon area.
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