|Koh Tao is a nice island not far from it's neighbor islandKoh Samui.
In 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at the time, requested and got a Royal Pardon for the islands prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by The King of Thailand.
Local farmers and fishermen quickly realised that business people from other places were creating their island to accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, immediately started to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands.
It seems strange that such a tourist paradise should have been first constructed as a prison.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who got to KoTao by boat from the neighboring islandof Koh Panghan, Ko Tao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it did not stop those fortune seekers from staking their claim.
From the original bamboo A-Frame huts on the beach for 20 Baht a night, to simple thatched bungalows, the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of backpackersother wise known as Ferangs.
On Koh Taoyou can see amazing picture-postcard views of shady palms , bright blue lagoons and amazing mountain viewsKoh Tao is a nice island not far from it's neighbor island Koh Samui.