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John-Suwan Viewpoint, Koh Tao
(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went here one day, where it was drizzling-due to time of year and the weather, there were almost no people, which made bestigningen easier. There is not far to the top, but the road is hard-I would definitely recommend a pair of sneakers rather than flip flops. The view is beautiful and we finished off at Freedom Beach, where we took a dip to be cooled down.
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  • We climbed yesterday just before sunset on the viewpoint of John Suwan. The view was really stunning, but the rise is not for cycle-weak people. A friend of us had to actually turn on the half of the route, because the small climb was too much for her. For the ones of us who made it to the top, it was worth definitely. Important: wear sturdy shoes and bring water. In flip flops, I would have not dared the ascent and descent. Only drawback: you pay a total of 100 Baht. Worth it for the views but! Make sure that you back before nightfall, the descent is really too dangerous.
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  • To visit the ultimate vantage point of Koh Tao so impressed every time. Ever been to since is also better in 2010, but for now is not to chop down trees exposed pave the way the original condition and a fee before boarding with natural resources, but ultimately belongs to all people. In the future, he doesn't want to be like?
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  • The views are breathtaking, it's a bit of a climb so you'll need moderate fitness, but they have good ropes along the way to hold on to. Sunset is amazing but expect to fight for the best viewing point so get their early
  • Best viewpoint of the island!!! The freedom beach below was the nicest we have seen in koh Tao.
  • Amazing view. You have to pay entrance fee 50 thb, but it definitely worth it.
  • Best view ever. Worth every penny.
  • Stunning 360 degree view