sometimes, things are a little different in other countries. below is a picture of the walkway from the lamphu tree house to the villiage and "ko san road."
ko san road is where the "ferenge" (tourists) go to buy things and get thai massages.
my pictures of ko san road were too dark to post, but imagine wall-to-wall stores, bars, people, alleyways, and massage establishments.
if you make the mistake of sitting down in a restaurant near the road, expect to be inundated with a barrage of slick-talking sales people who want to barter their stuff for your $$$.