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Thong Takian

Thong Takian - more popularly known as the Silver Beach - is one of the famous Koh Samui attractions that live up to its name. With fine white sand and sparkly clean water, this beach is one of the best family destinations in the island.

The beach is home to four, long-established hotels and impressive restaurants that occupy the entire length of the place. In here, you can lounge on the beach, swim in the sea, or simply enjoy the scenery and peacefulness while looking at the swaying palm trees. Thong Takian is also an excellent place for snorkelling. If you want to enjoy the sea, you can also go kayaking. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation in one of the beach’s spas and beauty spots. In the afternoon, go out and mingle with friendly locals and tourists. Don’t forget to take loads of photos – Thong Takian is a beauty to behold.



Thong Thakian is located in Maret, Koh Samui, Thailand.


Opening Days and Hours

Thong Takian (Silver Beach) is open to the public daily, 24 hours a day.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this famous beach is completely free.


How to Get There

  • Take the night train to Surat Thani.
  • Proceed to Donsak Pier.
  • Take a ferry to Lipa Noi Pier.
  • Board a taxi to Thong Takian.


Suggested For

  • Solo travellers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 4 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Thong Takian (Silver Beach) is around March to May. October is also a great option because of its cooler weather.



  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Beach sports



Farmer’s Restaurant, The Boudoir, Kobori Japanese Restaurant, Lai Thai Restaurant, Angela’s Diner, and Zenzibar are just some of the food options near Thong Takian.



Nearby Attractions

  • Chaweng Beach
  • Wat Plai Laem
  • Lamai Beach



COSI Samui, Crystal Lamai Hotel, Moon Cottage, Ampha Place, Ibis Samui Bophut, Samui Verticolor, Ark Bar Beach Resort, and La Meridien Resort are some of the hotels to choose from at Koh Samui. Rates range from USD 45 to USD 140. Homestays are also available starting at USD 15.

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