I’ve never really been impressed by the fire shows that you see on a regular basis on any beach in Thailand. However the fire dancers who perform outside the Ploy Bar on the main beach on Ko Samet really are worth checking out.

Backed by pumping europop, they perform a pretty incredible routine, chucking flaming sticks high into the air and throwing flaming balls on ropes huge distances between each other. So if your visitng Ko Samet make sure when the sun has set you grab a cushion on the beach, get yourself a Sansom bucket and some BBQ fish, and sit back and enjoy!

Benedict Adam

Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.