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John-Suwan Viewpoint, Koh Tao

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Hiking Trail Landmark
Gain an extensive, sweeping vista at John-Suwan Viewpoint, one of the island's most photographed scenes. Named after two friends—John and Suwan—who discovered this viewpoint, the spot offers sights of Chalok Baan Kao Bay and Thian Og Bay, their two beaches curling into one another. It's a short hike (about 15 minutes) from Chalok Baan Kao Beach to the viewpoint on the mountain ridge. Arrange your visit to John-Suwan Viewpoint and discover more family-friendly attractions in Koh Tao using our Koh Tao vacation builder.
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  • Me and my boyfriend climbed up to watch the sunset and it was certainly worth it. The view from the top is beautiful and it only has a semi difficult climb to the top. Make sure you wear trainers or f...  more »
  • We were a bit disapointed of this view point. First, because of the entrance fee of 50 baht and a collector who couldn't really tell us what for he is using this money. Secondly because of the very st...  more »
  • this was our favourite viewpoint of our whole thailand trip! it was gorgeous and the hike to the top was totally worth it!! we went on a really hot, really sunny day, and we were pretty exhausted when...  more »
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  • Bring your hiking shoes as this is not a casual up a dirt path walk. It is a 10 minute hike up as all of the guidebooks. Well worth the trek up for the great view of our favorite island in Thailand.
  • A beautiful view, but now spoiled by the new owners. This was always one of my favorite places on Koh Tao, and still is, but now the owners charge 50 baht a person to go up there, and have used that money to widen the trail, cut down some trees, and add hand ropes. All of which I think spoils the area, destroys the ambiance, and makes what was a nice trip in nature more of a tourist trap. Also, now that they are charging, people think it is ok to leave trash around. If you pack it in, pack it out. There is no excuse for tourists wreaking the environment of the viewpoint.
  • It will take a while to do the small trek up to the point but it's certainly worth it. You get a view of almost the entire island.
  • View was pretty good, nice point to do some timelapse from the sunset. But the staff of the bar were unfriendly.
  • Well worth a visit. The view is amazing. Wear proper hiking shoes to avoid slipping on the way up and down.