Thailand: The Gulf of Thailand Islands - Part 2

Thailand: The Gulf of Thailand Islands - Part 2

Following the Andaman Sea and western side of the Gulf of Thailand islands, I found myself back on islands on the eastern part of the Gulf near Cambodia for another two weeks. By the end of this couple weeks, though, I was very island'd out. Who knew that was possible? Koh Chang and Koh Samet provided something a little different to the rest of the islands, though, as they are much quieter and off the beaten track from the rest of Thailand's top destinations.

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Thailand: The Gulf of Thailand Islands - Part 1

Thailand: The Gulf of Thailand Islands - Part 1

Some of the most famous islands for backpackers sit on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. Though Thailand actually contains several islands in the Gulf spreading all the way from Malaysia to Cambodia, the most popular one for foreigners sit near the provincial town of Surat Thani, far south down the long peninsula connecting Thailand to Malaysia. Luckily, I got to visit both over the course of two separate trips. Due to the business of some of them, I found that I was ready to leave some of these islands by the end, but nonetheless, here's my compilation of three (two of which I visited out of five total I'll feature in the Gulf) of the Thai islands in the Gulf of Thailand!

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Thailand: The Andaman Sea Islands

Thailand: The Andaman Sea Islands

After spending nearly five months depriving myself of some serious R&R on a beach, it was finally time to hit the islands of Thailand for a bit. In addition to appreciating being with friends and family along the way, I also enjoyed nearly perfect weather, a lot of nightlife, and some relaxation as I dozed and took in the sun for the better part of a month.

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