Bophut

Bophut Beach, Koh Samui 2010

The Bophut Beach is located in the north and has a length of about two kilometers. At low tide is the beach only in places suitable for bathing. The water is relatively shallow, the sand somewhat coarser.

The fishing village Bophut is one of the oldest settlements on Ko Samui, known under the name Fisherman’s Village. The main street of Fisherman’s Village with its Mediterranean atmosphere is no longer than a kilometer, but rich in style and variety of shops and romantic restaurants.

Although on the access road to Bophut a large sign with the inscription “Fishermen’s Village”, the place has long lost its original character as a fishing village. In just a few years, the number of shops, restaurants, and resorts has increased a lot. As far back as the 1990s, Bophut was a simple fishing village, mainly inhabited by people of Chinese descent. The many old Chinese wooden houses still testify to this.

 

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