People and Culture in Koh Tao island

People and Culture in Koh Tao island
   Population : Koh Tao is a fairly recently inhabited island with the first group of people migrating here in 1947 and others arriving mostly from Koh Phangan. The registered population is 1,788 people, recorded in 2010, but the amount of people that actually live here is around 7,000.
    Koh Tao is a second home for many non-local Thais and foreigners from around the world with most people coming from Asia and Europe. The majority of people here are from southern Thailand and so use the local southern dialect. Most of the population reside in the three villages of Mae Haad, Sairee and Chalok Baan Kao.

 Thai People: Consideration means to thinks of another's fellings and to avoid offending. Hospitality is part of the nature of Thai people who are also friendly, generous and love to help others. Thais are naturally good hosts and at mealtimes will always invite friends or guests that visit or pass by to join them in a meal together.

    The Thai people on Koh Tao are nice, easy going and friendly . Many people who have settled on the island have left the busy world behind to enjoy a more simple life and are very happy to be here.

   Religion : 95% of Thailand's population are Buddhist with 4% Muslim and 1% being of other faiths. The foundation of Buddhism is a principle which aims to extinguish "Dukkha" (suffering and imperfection) by truly knowing and seeing clearly that there is no self. Nothing whatsoever should be clung to, there is merely the body and the mind which are nothing but natural processes. Buddhism also follows the logic that one can gain and have thorough knowledge by oneself without having to follow others. Buddhists go to temple to "make merit" every full and new moon. In the morning, along the main roads, it is a common sight to see monks receiving alms from the Thai community....Koh Tao Perfect 

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