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Freedom Beach and Buddha Rock | by William J H Leonard
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Freedom Beach and Buddha Rock

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Chalok Baan Kao is a bay on the Southern side of Koh Tao and home to the smallest village on the island. Chalok boasts a more chilled out atmosphere, more alternative bars and restaurants, cleaner water and some of the most dramatic views on Koh Tao.

 

Chalok Baan Kao is home to one of the most pleasant and famous beaches on Koh Tao, Freedom beach. Famous for its quiet, out of the way location and it's great snorkling. Chalok is also home to one of Koh Tao's most famous landmarks. Buddha Rock. This natural rock formation is the southern tip of the island, named because from wherever you are on Chalok bay, it resembles a sitting buddha gazing out over the sea. And such it is revered by the locals.

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Taken on January 7, 2012