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Top spot on the Gulf Coast is Ko Samui, Thailands third largest island, located some 650km (400 miles) south of Bangkok and 35km (21 miles) off the coast of Surat Thani.
White sandy beaches, warm aquamarine waters, balmy weather, an easy pace of life and sumptuous seafood are some of the things that entice visitors to this near-perfect idyllic escape.
The anciant capital of northern Thailand is the starting point for a fascinating tour of antiquities, exotic hill tribes, and lush jungle-covered mountains.
Phang-nga is most famous for it's bay, and all the available day-trips from Phuket that takes you on unforgettable experience.