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Koh Samui Areas – Bophut

Koh Samui’s famous fishing village in Bophut boasts a laid-back setting for those who enjoy quiet and relaxation.

This beach village is located on the northern coast of Koh Samui, and just like Chaweng, Bophut is a well-established community.

Top Bophut Attractions, Beaches, Things To Do, Places To See & Visit


The town is known for its beautiful beaches, luxury accommodation, a wonderful seaside community and Thai-Chinese atmosphere.

The traditional core of Bophut is the Fishermans Village. When you visit, you’ll fall in love with the quaint streets, old-fashioned homes and traditional seaside markets. Although the beaches in Bophut don’t have the same nightlife as seen in Chaweng, they are just as appealing.

At Bophut, you’ll find serene beaches where you can relax, play and enjoy. The typical Bophut beach nightlife is aimed at all visitors, including families, singles and couples.

Shopping in Bophut predominantly revolves around the markets, where you can find beautiful stalls featuring fabric, food, souvenir shops and craft stores.

Located near the beach are a number of fine-dining restaurants, pubs and those interested in a tranquil spa treatment will love the Thai massage parlours near the beach.



Big Buddha

Big Buddha

Bophut, Koh Samui

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Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem

Bophut, Koh Samui

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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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Bophut, Koh Samui

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Wat Phra Yai

Wat Phra Yai

Bophut, Koh Samui

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Fishermans Village

Fishermans Village

Bophut, Koh Samui

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Bophut, Koh Samui

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Tornado Water Xtreme

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Bophut, Koh Samui

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Bophut Beach

Bophut Beach

Bophut, Koh Samui

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Bophut, Koh Samui

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Bophut, Koh Samui

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Bophut, Koh Samui

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The Wharf Samui

The Wharf Samui

Bophut, Koh Samui

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Wat Bophut Tharam

Bophut, Koh Samui

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