Koh Samui, also known as the Coconut Island

History Of Samui


According to research it is estimated that people first inhabited Koh Samui around 1200 years ago. However the island was relatively unknown till around 1687, which old maps from China show it’s location. Whilst some of the earliest maps of Koh Samui can be traced back to the 17th century, no one really knows much about the island before this date as there is very little documented about its history from before the 1800’s. It is believed that much of the history or knowledge about the island at this time was likely to have been passed down from generation to generation or by word of mouth.