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Koh Samui Travel Guide

( CNN) Gazing on the developing island of today: Five-star hotels. Upmarket dining situation. Plentiful shop.

While the isle’s built-up northern and eastern coasts increasingly cater to the tourists, in the south and west neighbourhoods still stick to the simple life, and traditions that brought backpackers on rickety fishing crafts from the two sides of the strait to this island paradise in the first place.

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