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As everywhere in Thailand, rice is the base for most of the courses in Ko Tao. They cook it in hundreds of different ways and serve everywhere with vegetables, meat or fish. No surprise here, “food” in Thai means “eat rice”. Don’t question the color of the rice. Here they sell and serve yellow, and black, and red, and jasmine, and many other kinds of rice. The Thai also like noodles and usually use it in dishes. Keep in mind that the locals prefer very spicy food. If you don’t want to find out how spicy the food actually is, ask the waiter to make your dish “no spicy” or “little spicy”. Even after this, the course might still be too spicy for an unprepared person. By the way, it is common here not to drink something when the food is too spicy but to eat it with rice, which is served in a separate bowl for that. The most famous Thai course is probably Tom Yam, spicy and sour soup with mushrooms. It has several varieties, which differs by ingredients – with shrimp, seafood, fish or chicken. Those, who like first courses, will probably appreciate Tom Kha Kai from coconut milk and chicken, sour and quite spicy. Those, who prefer healthy food, will like Gang Som Pak Ruam. This light vegetable soup prepared on meat bullion doesn’t leave a heavy feeling afterward. Gang Keow Wan may be remotely called a “green” soup of a thick consistency. However, there are not only soups that you can taste in Kao Dao. Spicy Som Tam from green … Read further

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Top hotels with reviews

Pinnacle located at the popular June Juea Beach stands out among original hotels. On all sides the hotel is surrounded by rich tropical undergrowth; you can walk for hours around its picturesque territory and enjoy the beauty of rare plants. Pinnacle resort offers a full range of services, from rich breakfast and fully furnished rooms to a variety of recreational activities and exciting excursions. Nearby there is … Open

Attractions and active leisure

However, if you don’t want to get a license and learn how to operate a diving equipment, but you do want to see the underwater inhabitants, you can try snorkeling. The visibility is good, it is up to 40 meters, and the beaches are deserted. Just be careful: during the low tide, the water level goes down, so you shouldn’t dive with a running start. You should definitely rent a boat or take a water taxi. … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

However, there are not only soups that you can taste in Kao Dao. Spicy Som Tam from green papaya, tomatoes, lime juice, and dried shrimp will satisfy those, who like Asian food. Panang Gai, the chicken, fried with curry, is very spicy, unlike Gai Pad Pongali, a type of eggs with bacon and chicken, or Kai-Gieuw Mu Sap, a meat omelet. You should definitely try Kao Na Phet, a fried duck usually served with rice. Khao … Open

Traditions and mentality of Ko Tao Island

Another interesting thing is that uneven numbers for Thai are lucky. Number 4 here, as in the other Asian countries, means death. In Ko Tao the Buddhist holidays are widely celebrated – Loi Krathong in November, Songkran in April, Visakha Bucha in May, Van Khyn Pi Ma on January 1st, Sat Thai in September. Independence Day, the date of the coronation, Father's Day, and Mother’s Day are also celebrated. … Open

Travel guide to Ko Tao Island

Vacationers, who have little interest in diving and simply want to sunbathe is a serene atmosphere, will also not be disappointed. The resorts of Sairee and Mae Haad have everything they want and even more. These resorts have a well-developed infrastructure, a broad range of hotels, massage salons, spa centers, restaurants, and shops. Water is incredibly clean at this part of the island, so the resorts are suitable … Open

Ko Tao Island for children - what to visit

You can discover the nature of Ko Tao on foot by yourself or with a group. The most important thing is to choose a route suitable for your child and not to forget a repellent. A child of any age will like the view from Two View and John-Suwan Viewpoint observation decks. You can also see with your own eyes Jor Por Ror, the monogram, that was made right on the rock after the King visited Ko Tao. If your child likes … Open

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