Koh Samui, an island featuring many resorts is one of the leading destinations among those travelling to Thailand. Due to its popularity as a budget destination, tickets aboard cheap flights to Koh Samui are always in high demand among backpackers, students on holiday and other holidaymakers from around the world. Following are some of the festivals and events that have added to the popularity of this holiday destination.
Buffalo Fighting Festival
An integral part of the largest festivals on this island such as the Thai New Year in April and the New Year in January, the Buffalo Fighting Festival is not to be missed. In fact, this is one of the sights that show high on the itineraries of adventure as well as culture enthusiasts who book tickets on cheap flights to Koh Samui. Unlike the Spanish-style Bull fighting events, Buffalo Fights in Koh Samui feature two buffaloes fighting it out against each other in the arena and are relatively harmless. Fights are organized all over Koh Samui including popular destinations such as Nathon town, Ban Makham and Ban Saket.
Since 2010, this Island in Thailand has been hosting an international marathon featuring athletes from round the world. The main event comprises of full length as well as half length marathons, while shorter five kilometre marathons are also organized for children and amateur runners. The highlight of the event is a pre-race Pasta party, which features multiple variants of the dish created by leading chefs. Those planning to book their passage aboard Koh Samui flights should consider attending this event and even participating if possible.
Fisherman’s Village Festival
Organized annually during 22nd to 29th August, the Fisherman’s Village Festival is probably the most popular festival among those purchasing air tickets to Koh Samui Island. Considered to be one of the most well preserved heritage sites in this part of Thailand, the festival truly captures the spirit of the local people and their ancient way of life. There are numerous food stalls featuring sumptuous local cuisine created by the island’s top chefs along with live music played by leading bands of Thailand. Culture vultures booking flights to Koh Samui can ill afford to give this festival a miss.