The story says, once upon a time, Ko Samed was the home of pirates and that until this very day there is still lost treasure buried somewhere on the island. The classical Thai Poet, Sunthorn Phu (1786–1855), set part of his epic work, Phra Aphai Mani, on the shores of the island. These statues represent the title character, Prince Aphai Mani and the mermaid who guided him to Ko Samed.
Hat Sai Kaeo beach, Koh Samed island, Thailand, Sept.2010
Leica M8 – Summicron 35mm asph