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Taling Ngam Travel Guide

Taling Ngam Travel Guide

Explore Taling Ngam in Koh Samui

Our Taling Ngam Travel guide looks to describe some of the reasons why this part of Koh Samui remains so popular. 

Located on the west coast of Koh Samui, Taling Ngam is the perfect tropical getaway from the hustle and bustle of the more tourist-orientated east coast. The area is considered one of the more picturesque areas, home to pristine beaches tucked away among untouched coastline where you can enjoy your own piece of this secluded sun drenched paradise.

While it has significantly less development than the tourist hotspots of Chaweng, Taling Ngam is not remote by any standards. Just south of Koh Samui's administrative centre of Nathon and housing one the most luxurious resorts on the island, Taling Ngam has managed to retain the island's natural beauty while still providing all the services and facilities one would need for the perfect island getaway. There are many private villas and guest bungalows providing a range of accommodation to cater for most budgets.

Lazing on Taling Ngam's beach, you can still enjoy a range of water sports and beach
activities although the more adventurous traveller may find it limited. The area is more rustic than other Koh Samui spots giving you the opportunity to experience traditional island life. There are also many small restaurants where you can experience local dishes and flavours.

If you want a lazy day away from the beach, you can lounge in a local spa or take a short drive to Chaweng for some shopping. Also nearby is the Kiri Wongkaram temple, which is located just beyond the two magnificent giant elephant statues known as the Elephant Gate. Here you will see one of the more traditional Buddhist temples, housing the mummified body of a renowned Buddhist monk.

Although not as tourist orientated as the more commercial areas of Koh Samui, Taling Ngam is not short of tropical beauty and island magic. Whether you spend the day lazing in your beach villa or exploring the neighbouring towns, Taling Ngam has everything you would want in a peaceful beach getaway.

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