Bophut is one of the oldest villages in Ko Samui, Thailand. Located on the north shore just a few kilometres from the Big Buddha statue, Bophut is a quiet and charming little fishing community. Bophut is a rare example of how tourism has enhanced the appearance of a place. Many of the beachfront houses have been converted into quaint little restaurants and cafés. It is definitely worth a visit to enjoy this idyllic local treasure especially in the evening when the whole village takes on a romantic, old world aura. Bophut pier in the centre of town serves passenger boats to and from the neighbouring island of Ko Pha Ngan which is famous for it's amazing "full moon parties" at Haad Rin Beach.