Samui History

Even though historical relics of Samui have been discovered dating back more than 1,200 years, it was not until the late 1800’s that Samui, started to become known, even to the Thai people themselves.

Guan Yu Koh Samui Shrine

The Chinese have a long and colourful history on Koh Samui, with the first immigrants arriving from the Chinese island of Hainan in the late Ayutthaya era.