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Culture Articles of Koh Samui

Culture, travel guides, Koh Samui

Samui has a rich and varied culture. The Thais have many festivals that they celebrate to commemorate various events, and you are welcome to participate in any that catch your fancy.


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Samui temples

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2008

The population on Samui Island are basically Buddhists following Buddhism. This is why you get to see thousands of temples or wats here that change in style and size. However whatever size and style they may be of, they follow the principles of Buddhist architecture where a bot or usrosot has to be found within... read more.

Samui festivals: Buffalo Fighting Festival

Last Updated: 05 Mar 2008

Koh Samui Island is an island situated off the coast of Thailand that is very famous as the perfect holiday destination. There are many beaches to relax and enjoy the sun on, shopping to do, activities to take part in, a wonderful nightlife and in addition to all this, numerous festivals that keep you entertain... read more.

Samui festivals: Sart

Last Updated: 05 Mar 2008

One of the many festivals of Samui Island is the Sart Festival which is celebrated throughout Thailand. This is a festival that is considered to be a memorial day of Thailand where the dead are remembered and offered prayers. These prayers are merged with Buddhist rituals and merit making.... read more.

Samui festivals: Loy Krathong (Light Festival)

Last Updated: 05 Mar 2008

Loy Krathong, the Light Festival of Thailand is the most awaited festival of this country. This festival falls on the evening of November 14, on the full moon day of the12th lunar month. this is when the waterways, klongs and hotel swimming pools go ablaze with dazzling lights.... read more.

Samui festivals: Songkran (Thai New Year)

Last Updated: 05 Mar 2008

The best place to celebrate new years is nowhere but Samui island. This is because Samui island is a place which offers no less than three opportunities to ring in the new year. Locals of Samui island harbor in new year with their European friends on January 1st, with their Chinese friends on early February and... read more.

History of Big Buddha Beach

Last Updated: 05 Mar 2008

Location: Big Buddha Beach
It is a known fact that the Big Buddha Beach of Samui Island is named after the huge Buddha statue found on the island of Koh Farn. It was on 27th April 1972 that the construction of this statue of Big Buddha Beach had begun. It took the Tha´s two years to complete building this beautiful statue of Buddha on Bi... read more.

Courses for tourists

Last Updated: 05 Feb 2008

To many, Samui Island proves to be not only a source of tourist attractions and activities, but also a great learning experience. Most people pursue these skills when stuck in the hotel, due to an unexpected rainy spell.... read more.

Chak Phra Festival

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2007

The Chak Phra festival of Samui Island is a wonderful annual celebration where you find religious devotion, cheerful atmosphere and a magnificent pageant. The Chak Phra festival is held in the month of October to celebrate the end of the three month Buddhist Rains retreat, or the Phansa.... read more.

Samui Island Ceremonies

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2007

When on a visit to Samui Island, you have to ensure that you participate in one of the many famous ceremonies found here. In fact, in addition to customary ceremonies, Samui Island boasts of some ceremonies that are organized by Samui island government.... read more.

An insight to some of the temples of Samui

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2007

Most of the people on Samui Island are Buddhists, who visit temples to pray. There are many temples on Samui Island, where most of them have Buddha statues in them. one such temple is the Wat Sila Ngu which is said to contain a relic of the lord Buddha.... read more.

Samui Island Culture

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2007

There is no clear cut definition for the culture of a place. However it can be described as the set of rules that affect the way of life in a city or town. Since culture is something that is both consistent and ever changing, you find that the relaxed lifestyle of Koh Samui reflects its unique culture. The cult... read more.

Samui Island History

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2007

The history of Koh Samui is not that elaborate except for the fact that Thailand is one of the few countries around the world that is proud of never being colonized. It is also a country that has not fallen under any form of European rule in its history. This is why Thailand is referred to as the Land of the Fr... read more.