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Koh Samui festival set to celebrate 120th anniversary during 7-11 September

 

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SURAT THANI, 25 August 2017 (NNT) – Surat Thani province plans to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Samui island during 7-11 September 2017. 

Surat Thani Provincial Governor Auychai Innark said the province will hold Samui Festival 2017 to promote tourism on Koh Samui island and celebrate its 120th anniversary with spectacular and fun-filled activities. 

The event will take place at Nathon Pier, Chaweng Beach, and Fishermen Village and feature traditional local customs, spectacular parade, concerts, performances of local art and culture, Muay Thai boxing competition, food street, OTOP fair, free dinner buffet on Chaweng Beach, cycling event around the island, and Samui Festival Marathon winning the trophy from Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. 

Interested persons can look up for more information on www.samuifestival.com, and http://www.facebook.com/samuifestival.

 
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19 minutes ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Hmm...

 

I think Koh Samui is more than 120 years old.

 

Double hmm...

 

It had a different name back in the old days!  :tongue:

 

I thought I knew pretty well all the places to see on Samui  ... but don't know the boat with the Buddha 1minute.16 seconds into the video.

 

Let's get ready to party! :smile:

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1 hour ago, samuijimmy said:

 

 

I thought I knew pretty well all the places to see on Samui  ... but don't know the boat with the Buddha 1minute.16 seconds into the video.

 

 

Boph[ut Temple (at the traffic lights) , it is quite new

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6 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Hmm...

 

I think Koh Samui is more than 120 years old.

 

Double hmm...

 

I think they mean the Festival is 120 years old...possibly. I'm pretty sure they didn't have the running, bicycle and mountain bike races back then ;-)

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7-11? 

Coincidence?

I think not.

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6 hours ago, samuijimmy said:

It had a different name back in the old days!  :tongue:

 

I thought I knew pretty well all the places to see on Samui  ... but don't know the boat with the Buddha 1minute.16 seconds into the video.

 

Let's get ready to party! :smile:

"Buddha in the Boat" is in the Fisherman Village Wat, but you have to drive right through and nearly out the other end to see it.  Quite impressive!

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10 hours ago, samuijimmy said:

It had a different name back in the old days!  :tongue:

 

I thought I knew pretty well all the places to see on Samui  ... but don't know the boat with the Buddha 1minute.16 seconds into the video.

 

Let's get ready to party! :smile:

The temple in Bo Phut, behind the corner with the police box and traffic light to Fisherman Village – that boat has been under construction for long time, so seem like a while ago you last attended a temple market and/or concert there...:smile:

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9 hours ago, khunPer said:

The temple in Bo Phut, behind the corner with the police box and traffic light to Fisherman Village – that boat has been under construction for long time, so seem like a while ago you last attended a temple market and/or concert there...:smile:

Never done Fisherman village / Bophut Friday or Monday markets... too hard to find parking!

 

Maenam once in a blue moon is enough!   Same vendors for the most part. :tongue:

 

 

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7 hours ago, samuijimmy said:

Never done Fisherman village / Bophut Friday or Monday markets... too hard to find parking!

 

Maenam once in a blue moon is enough!   Same vendors for the most part. :tongue:

 

 

Not that market, but the something like twice a year market inside the tempel. Not same vendors at various walking street, and often a good concert performance or two some of the nights; use to have a number of big names coming down from Bangkok, seen many good shows there...

 

–don't remember what this chap in the middle was called, but I know him from many Thai music-videos – his name is in written at back of stage – but he is extremely popular, especially among teen-girls, and both the songs, the performance and the sound was good...

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On 8/26/2017 at 5:47 AM, samuijimmy said:

Never done Fisherman village / Bophut Friday or Monday markets... too hard to find parking!

 

Maenam once in a blue moon is enough!   Same vendors for the most part. :tongue:

 

 

The new markets in Ban Kao (Saturday's on the beach) and the one at the big Chinese temple near Wat Thanon (Wednesdays)  are very good with different stalls and good for photos

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Festival has started - loud DJ music from the stage next to the lake/Central tonight, although its scheduled to stop at midnight (my accommodation is nearby, can't escape the music for the next few days I think!)

 

It is my first Samui Festival.  Looks like its going to be really good.  Lots of stuff happening around the lake, and I'm looking forward to the (free) beach buffet on Saturday night

 

Anyone know how late the beach buffet runs that night?

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I can think of a lot more needy, basic and fundamental ways to promote tourism but hey ho......

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