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Chaweng Beach / Koh Samui, Thailand
http://www.kitebeaches.com/kitebeaches/ ... hp?id=1516
If you have more info or pictures about this beach, pls use the tools on the bottom of the beach page to send them in. Thx!
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What a beautiful place...some of the best memories of my life there....
but wind, seriously?
I've been there about 5 times over December, January, February, March, April, July, August and I have never seen quite enough wind to really have fun...
but don't get me wrong...it's so much fun I would go and just bring kites along, but don't expect major wind...
also check out Ko Phan Gan (eastern end) and Ko Tao...awesome.
Not a place to go on a kite-specific holiday, but a wonderful place all the same.
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I was in Koh Samui about four years ago for 3 weeks and traveled and stayed in places up and down the east coast of Koh Samui where the wind seemed to always be blowing in the middle of the day (February) but unless somebody with a rake was out everyday cleaning up the beaches, they were unbelievably dirty and strewn with trash of every sort from plastic bottles to styrofoam bits and everything else imaginable. In short, disgusting. Also in the Thai's effort to capitalize on the tourist front, they have adopted a style of construction akin to the tin roof on a cement block square with a glaring sign to exclaim their propriety, understandable in small quantity but overwhelming when everything is built that way. I guess cheap paradise Thai style has a price to pay and that comes in the form of esthetics. Nicest people on the planet, best massages on the planet, best food....but the way it looks away from the beautiful temples and excluding the incredible tropical vegetation....yikes. Maybe that's all changed in 2004
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