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A tour of the town of Phe

The capital of the island of Koh Samet

Petr Liška
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A tour of the town of Phe
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On the northeastern edge of the island of Koh Samet you will find the only town on this island – Phe. The starting point is the port, then the main street with restaurants and shops. Here you will also find a large area of a still being completed Buddhist temple. On the southern outskirts of the city is the largest beach on the island of Had Sai Kaew

Port of Koh Samet

The very first thing you will experience on the island is the local port. Beware, there are two piers, so on the day of departure, be sure to ask from which you are leaving, so that you do not wait for the wrong

Port of Koh Samet
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Fruit and vegetable shops

Basically, as soon as you get off the boat, you can get in a shared taxi / pickup truck / and drive to your accommodation to get rid of your luggage. If you are here for an evening walk, walk along the whole main street, there are a lot of fruit shops, where of course you can buy it significantly cheaper than on the beach

Fruit and vegetable shops
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Street canteens

Along the main street there are many dining rooms, from small restaurants to large soup kitchens, where five restaurants in one space are needed right next to each other.

Street canteens
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Offer restaurants

The tempting menu is usually in the pictures, so you can choose according to it if you do not understand everything on the menu

Offer restaurants
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Beautiful trees
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Beautiful trees

Although Koh Samet is not famous for its lush vegetation, it is one of the islands with a drier climate, sometimes even here you will find really impressive trees. This one grows just a short walk from the harbor

Buddhist temple on Koh Samet

If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the town, head to the only Buddhist temple on the island. This imposing Buddha is also sitting here

Buddhist temple on Koh Samet
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In the temple complex

Despite the fact that the complex is still being completed, there are already quite a few picturesque corners

In the temple complex
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Tropical vegetation

Lovers of Buddhist buildings as well as beautiful tropical vegetation will enjoy themselves here

Tropical vegetation
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Temple under construction

Some parts are still not finished and so far only gray concrete slowly covered with „gold“ can be seen.

Temple under construction
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Taxi center of the island

There are always a lot of taxis at the biggest crossroads in the city. There is also a sign with the price to any beach on the island. If you drive alone, it will be quite expensive, but if you run into a full car, you will drive for a few Baths

Taxi center of the island
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Entrance to the national park

Apart from taxi drivers, there is also something like a police checkpoint to the national park, where they cash out every tourist. Definitely keep your ticket, they can check you in several other places. Of course, you have the feeling from the whole national park that it was created only for collecting the entrance fee, because in the interior you will find as much garbage as possible.

Entrance to the national park
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Had Sai Kaew beach

Most visitors go to the southern region of Phe, where the longest beach on the island and possibly the whitest sand, enjoy the beautiful sea.

Had Sai Kaew beach
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