There’s something happening to the island of Koh Samui. An incredible reformation is occurring and is gaining such momentum that it has changed the face of one of its former sleepy little villages. Baan Bang Rak, or as some have come to know it, Big Buddha Beach, has been transformed from a typical Thailand village into an area of prestige and urban grace.
Bang Rak, the shorter version of its name, has become home to some of the most driven entrepreneurs, leaders of business, and tourism and villa operators that have ever inhabited the island of Koh Samui. There has begun an eruption of rebuilding and rebirth that has taken what was once a classic village and created a stunning example for neighbouring hamlets. Chosen by the Tesabaan Administration on Samui, Bang Rak has been updated with widened streets where cars can park without interfering with traffic flow, a cobbled walkway has been installed for pedestrians to safely tour the businesses, and stunning lighting standards now stand erected with the mystical Kite-bird adorning their crowns.