Koh Samui Travel Guides (Part 2)

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Koh Samui is one of the most beautiful islands that you should not miss when traveling to Thailand. From the beaches to wonderful landscapes, this island will bring you unforgettable experiences.

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The Big Buddha Statue

The Big Buddha Statue is located on the campus of Wat Phra Yai. With the height of 12 meters and covered with yellow, you can easily recognize this statue from afar. It’s one of the destinations that you should not miss.

Big Buddha Beach

Just been well-known recently due to the next to area – Buddha statue, this beach is one of the places owning a white sand and clear water in Koh Samui. You should drop by here to sun bath or walk after visiting Wat Phra Yai.

Wat Khunaram

This temple is much less prominent compared to the Wat Phra Yai. However, the unique feature that visitors choose to come to the temple is the mummy of a Zen master. Placed in a meditation posture, people here believe that those who come here will be given health and good things.

Chaweng beach

This is the largest and the earliest exploited into tourism in Koh Samui. Chaweng beach offers so many services for tourists such as hotels, hostels, bars and restaurants.

It’s  also the place that concentrates all the night activities here. You can stay here to enjoy the beach and night life. However, if you don’t choose this place to stay, you still come here at night to take part in activities.

Chaweng beach (via sunsail.com)

Angthong National Marine Park

Angthong National Marine Park is one of the largest nature conservation and national park in Thailand. Taking a trip to this national park, you can admire the amazing beauty of over 40 islands in the ocean, imposing limestone cliffs and magnificent mountains. You can also have the opportunities to trek and climb to the observatories to see the beautiful view of the park from above.

The best way to travel around Angthong National Park is by kayaking. You can see the beauty of the park slowly and feel the cool of the water beneath. If you are brave, you should take part in diving activities to explore the colourful and mysterious world under the ocean.

Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach is well-known as the miniature version of Chaweng beach. If you love the animation but you think that Chaweng is too nosy and crowded, Lamai is the destination that you should visit. There is a wide range of bars and entertainment services here that are suitable for tourists.

Hin Ta Hin Yai

Located in the south of Koh Samui, there are two strange rocks Hin Ta Hin Yai that shaped the genitals of male and female. These rocks are the most popular destinations for tourists to take photos when visiting Koh Samui.

Bo Phut fishing village

Bo Phut has been conserved to become a fishing village with ancient traditions of Koh Samui. Coming here, you can see that life of fishermen. In addition, you can have the opportunity to enjoy the seafood that just has been fished.

Wat Plai Leam

Wat Plai Laem may be not as famous as Wat Phra Yai, but it’s still worth a visit. The first unique feature is that it is located at a very large lake. The two sides of the temple are giant statues of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Maitreya Buddha. It’s the ideal place to wish luck.

Namuang Waterfall (via expedia.com)

Namuang Waterfall

Getting to the south of Koh Samui, you will see Namuang waterfall located at a very large forest. In the season, the flow of white water flows through the sandstone purple colour creates a very special colour and it’s the reason why people call this place is the purple waterfall.

It consists of two waterfalls: Namuang I and Namuang II with the height of 80 meters. Coming here, you can experience many interesting activities such as trekking, exploring the diversity of the fauna and flora or conquer the adventurous top of the fall.

Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

Aquarium and Tiger Zoo is the ideal place to relax after visiting islands in Koh Samui. There are shows of wild animals such as tiger, crocodile and seal. In addition, there is an aquarium which displays many featured tropical fish of Koh Samui.

Secret Buddha Garden

Secret Buddha Garden is nestled in a peaceful forest neat Na Muang waterfall. Although it’s not an official temple, there are hundred of the statue that are carved famous Buddhism arts, classic references and legends.

You should spend three or four days to explore Koh Samui, including two days for islands activities, one day for visiting temples and one day for exploring Angthong National Marine Park. The best time to visit Koh Samui is from February to June and from November to December. The weather at that time is nice.
 
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