Taling Ngam Beach - separation from civilization

The sunsets of the beach Talin Ngam (Taling Ngam) is the bestthan you can finish a light day on the island. Five kilometers of narrow beach, which is interrupted by rocks and stones, stretches from the cape that separates Taling Ngam and Lipa Noahto shallow beach Pang Ka.

Along the coast are built several expensive hotels andrestaurants overlooking the five islands, which are called the "Five Sisters", and the silhouette of mainland Thailand in the background. When the old-timers of the island are asked where you can visit Samui on a real island with its atmosphere of isolation from the outside world and uncrowded places, they answer “Taling Ngam”.

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Beach description

The sand on Taling Ngame is large, yellow-brown,with layers even more large, and of the same color. On the southern outskirts of the beach there are areas that consist only of very coarse sand, where the grains of sand are each the size of a match head. It is difficult to move along such a coast and in the sun, for some reason, it heats up stronger than ordinary sand.

Taling Ngam is considered a wild beach, but orderin front of hotels is maintained regularly, so that deposits of debris can be found only in areas that are in the suburbs and between the stones. Taling Ngam is very rocky, especially in the south.

Due to the small population of the area around the beach,on Taling Ngame, one rarely feels uncomfortable with too many people around. In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.

Sunset, depth and waves

Low tide takes the sea to 10 meters from the shore, butTaling Ngam still remains cupable. Fifty meters from the water's edge the depth reaches a meter, to the waist to an adult. But almost all over the beach the bottom is covered with a large number of stones, fragments of coral.

There is practically no clean bottom area, since the western coast is not yet populated en masse by tourists and there is no need for clearing, as it was done on Chaweng - no.

Sun beds and shade

Sun beds, beach umbrellas and hammocks can be found atthe territory of hotels Taling Ngam. The width of the beach, which with the tide almost all hides under the water, does not allow to leave personal property on the shore. But you can often come across a swing or a rope hanging from a palm tree. Palm trees on Taling Ngame noble - tall and old.

Because of their height, they give little shade and lightgive in to the onslaught of waves, which year after year wash away palm roots and gradually fill up the local flora on its side. On this beach, a large concentration of crooked palm trees, which are so fond of vacationers.

Beach photo

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Infrastructure

Taling Ngam is a truly remote areaKoh Samui. On the secondary lanes you can find laundry and Thai shops with a limited range, but the main purchases will have to be done in hypermarkets, by car. The nearest large store is Tesco Lotus on Lamai, which is 18 km away, Big Sea and Macro - 30 km, Samui Airport - 33 km.

It takes an hour and a half to drive to the airport if there are traffic jams on Lamai and Chaweng. There is kayak rental on the beach.watercraft, you can also hire a boat for a boat trip or snorkel. And outside the beach at Taling Ngam there are a number of interesting sights that are worth seeing:

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Houses and hotels on the beach

Taling Ngama is thinly built andIt is a large green area with reservoirs, industrial facilities, farms and fields. Accommodation is represented by a number of hotels and resorts scattered along the coast and inside the island. Long distances are maintained between groups of buildings.

Among the hotels of the beach there are several options with good reviews: The Sunset Beach Resort

with accommodation in comfortable houses, spacious five-star rooms InterContinental

, large villa right on the beach - Sibaja Palms Sunset Beach Luxury Apartments

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If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels in Samui with a good rating and reviews.

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How to find the beach

To find access to the beach 5 km long, nothe need for additional navigation, just come to the road running parallel to the coast and turn off to any favorite route. A nice place with convenient access and beautiful landscapes can be found near the temple with mummified monk Wat Kiri Wongkaram.

To do this, turn off the ring road inTaling Ngam side of the road number 4170, and when you see the Elephant Gate - go under them. In five minutes you will arrive at the temple, near which you can throw equipment and go ashore.

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Beach map

Taling Ngam Beach Map

Taling Ngam beach map:

Caves at Taling Ngame

Not yet a promoted place, where little by littleindependent tourists began to visit. Taling Ngame has a stretch of beach that is accessible to pedestrians only at low tide. It starts 200 meters after descending to the sea past a restaurant near the Kiri Wongkram temple, whose coordinates lie above.

After 200 meters walk you will havejump a little on the rocks, and take a walk on the sea, and somewhere in half a kilometer you will stumble upon small caves in the stone massif of the coast. The largest of them holds two or three small people.

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And after the caves will be completely empty and the most deserted beach on the island.

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