The Village of Love – Baan Bang Rak

Preservation of the old village character is a priorityCreated as a potential model street, the impressive changes that have occurred in Bang Rak have instilled a sense of pride and need for redevelopment now for the facilities of this village, recognised by the owners of the community businesses. The entrepreneurs along this area have themselves begun to facilitate their own rebuilding, creating a contagious growth of magnificence through this village. The preservation of the old village character has been kept a priority, and as the name of Bang Rak translates into ‘The Village of Love’ in the Thai language, so has the charm been reserved that this village emanates.

The tourist-oriented village of Bang Rak has always had an all-inclusive magnetic draw for tourists and for local islanders alike. Rejuvenated and redefined, this once sleepy and quaint village has risen to the crème of the crop as an example of beautiful infrastructure and design. It is a ‘MUST VISIT’ on any tourist itinerary, and a village where ‘Living the Dream’ can become a reality.

Tour boats to Angthong Marine Park leave from Bang Rak village beach.

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2 Responses to The Village of Love – Baan Bang Rak

  1. Sam o' Samui says:

    I have been down this street and can agree that the changes are very impressive compared to the old street that once was dangerous to even walk down.
    Now I have a question about what the government is planning to do with the state of the beaches. If tourism is the number one priority, what are the plans for pollution in Bang Rak?

    • Over the course of the year there are private villas, resorts and even the larger hotels that organise beach cleaning days to do just this. The government is in full support of these events, and encourages others to fall in the footsteps of the already growing number of environmentally conscious people living and visiting Koh Samui. For information and a good place to see what is happening, go to:

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