It is polite to take off your shoes when visiting temples or the important place etc. Some places do tell you to take them off. The locals also tend to take off their shoes before going into shops.
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The Fishermen's Village
Near enough, wherever you go on Koh Samui, you'll find local fishermen tending to their nets or, if you're around earlier enough, bringing their catch in for market. It is said that the island was first inhabited about 1500 years ago by fishermen from the Malay Peninsula and Southern China and they're still here today. The main place to see them is along the north coast in Bophut in the Fishermen's Village and in the main port town of Nathon on the islands western side.
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Environmentally Friendly Samui Airport
Frequently described by visitors as 'the most beautiful airport in the world', the award-winning Koh Samui Airport proves that it is possible to be both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing. Built using local materials like palm, wood and rattan; the largely open-plan design negates the need for air conditioning. The airport has 2 terminals (Domestic & International). The International terminal is located about 50 metres north of the domestic. The airport is located near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries to Ko Pha Ngan depart from. High speed ferries to Koh Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam beach pier, located approx 6km North west of the airport There are many airports in picturesque exotic locations around the world, but Samui airport holds the crown as the most beautiful and the best designed in tune with its natural surroundings.