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Samui Location for shooting: Nathon Beach

Date of publication: 05 Aug 2017

On the west coast of the island is Nathon, Koh Samui’s capital city. Apart from housing all the main administrative offices on the island, Nathon also offers streets of bustling shops, some traditional Thai architecture and an evening food market. Of course being on the west coast, Nathon also boasts wonderful sunsets.

For anyone arriving by boat as a passenger, Nathon is the island’s main port (car ferries also dock at Lipa Noi, a few kilometers south) and jumping off point for the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and mainland Surat Thani. To service the backpacker trade, a small cottage industry of sarong shops, bakeries, second hand bookshops, travel agents and internet cafes have sprung up along the waterfront.

Samui’s administrative and business centre doesn’t offer a great deal to the short stay tourist. ATM’s and postal facilities are now available in most other places on the island, but Nathon is the place to go for full banking services and the main Post Office, which also has a telecoms centre for overseas calls.

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photo: Dimas Frolov
About the Author

Portrait photographer based on Samui, Thailand.
Originally from Ukraine, he has over 15 years of photography experience taking pictures around Europe and Asia. Multi-Award winner and author of many articles about photography.
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