Mae Nam Koh Samui
Spectacular Mae Nam Koh Samui is located north – Bang Por to the west and Bophut to the east. Conveniently situated for tourist attractions and shopping. Public transport cruises the ring road 4169 beeping horns to attract attention. Situated a 30-minute drive from the Koh Samui Airport. A perfect location for families and couples. The name Mae Nam comes from the word river. Mae means mother Nam means water. A relaxed vibe unlike busier Lamai and Chaweng.
The beach in Mae Nam Koh Samui has popular watersports for enthusiasts and families seeking adventure. Seven kilometres of beach enough space to escape the noise and find a quiet spot. The ocean is calm but not always clear and the sand is soft. Beach bars line the shore serving delicious Thai and International food. Relax on the beach in the evening as the sunsets there are great views of Koh Phangan. Photographers can indulge their passion in this interesting part of Koh Samui.
Thursday evening is Mae Nam Walking Street Market. Situated around two streets from 5pm onwards. The roads are closed to traffic. Fresh food of every description imaginable is available to buy. Vendors try to tempt shoppers with samples of delicacies and homemade ice-cream. Stalls are crammed with clothes, souvenirs, crafts and electrical goods. Haggle because the stall holders expect it haggling is part of the shopping experience. When you are haggling you are chatting and Thais love to chat with tourists. Clothes and DVDs are not the genuine articles but good copies. Musicians and fire performers entertain the shoppers as they stroll the market.
Tourist attractions in the local area include Canopy Adventures. Zip through the lush green jungle and coconut plantations. Mae Nam village still holds some of the tradition and cultures of Koh Samui. Boutique shops neighbour traditional wooden homes. Tang Rues Waterfall has a great hike amongst the dense forest.
The beach has resorts and guesthouses for those on a budget or looking for 5* accommodation.
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