Holidays on the island
Koh Tao Island in Thailand is a paradise for divers and backpackers.
The name of the islands of Koh Tao – Turtle Island, is associated with the fact that previously a large number of sea turtles lived on the shores of this island and they left the coast of Koh Tao to breed. But there is another version of the origin of the name of the island – in its outlines, Ko Tao resembles a turtle.
In the 30-40 years of the last century, Koh Tao was a prison for political prisoners, but this is all in the past, and today Koh Tao Island in Thailand is a mecca for diving and a relaxing beach holiday. For all this, there are ideal conditions on Koh Tao – the sea around the island is excellent dive sites, and the excellent sandy beaches on the island are suitable for those who come just to sunbathe under the warm Thai and the sun and do snorkeling, snorkelling.
The most popular holiday destinations on the island of Koh Tao are considered such beaches as Mae Haad (Mae Had), Sairee beach (Sayri Beach), Chalok Baan Kao (Chalok Bankao). You can get from one beach to another by bike, or by boat on the sea.
The highest season on Koh Tao is from December to March, there are a lot of tourists from June to August. If you want to spend your holidays on the island of Koh Tao during these periods, then it is better to take care of your home in advance.
Koh Phangan is a small island located in the southern part of the Gulf of Thailand in the province of Surat Thani.
More than half of the island is a mountain covered with coconut groves and rainforest. Full fame to this place brought the full moon party – Full Moon Party, which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Holidays on Koh Phangan island are suitable for lovers of a relaxing holiday – just lie on the beach, snorkel, visit a SPA, sit in a bar or restaurant, in a word – sit back, and for those who like noisy parties and outdoor activities.
The island has several schools and centers for diving enthusiasts. There are Thai boxing schools for both amateurs and professionals.
Sichang (Ko Sichang) – a small and beautiful island in the Gulf of Thailand, located near the city of Siracha, was opened by the Chinese in the 18th century, so there are a lot of Chinese temples on the island and the influence of Chinese culture is very noticeable.
Koh Sichang is a landmark in the history of Thailand, it was one of King Rama V’s favorite vacation spots. It was here, on the orders of King Rama V, that the palace was built from the golden teak Vimanmek Mansion (Wimanmek), which was later dismantled and transported to Bangkok .
What to do on Xichang Island
Many tourists travel to Sichang from Pattaya to relax from the hustle and bustle of this Thai resort.
Having visited the island of Sichang (Ko Sichang), you will plunge into the life of ordinary people (mainly fishermen), you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with their way of life, culture, traditions.
On the island there are a large number of different temples and monasteries in which you learn a lot of interesting things about Buddhism, you learn what meditation and other interesting things are from the life of local monks.
One of the most famous and popular temples on Sichang Island is the Chinese temple of Saan Chao Pho Khao Yai, in which visitors make wishes, write them on red ribbons and hang them right on the territory of the temple.
Sichang (Ko Sichang) is not only temples, monasteries, narrow streets, old wooden houses on stilts, but also beautiful beaches with beautiful landscapes. The most popular beach on the island is the beach – Haad Tham Phang. Right on the beach you can rent a kayak (where you can swim along the coast), a mask with a snorkeling tube, diving equipment. There are bars and cafes on the beach where you can enjoy refreshing drinks or just a snack. Of course, there are other beaches on Koh Sichang, but they are not suitable for swimming.