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What to do on Koh Samui

Wondering what to do on Koh Samui? Then we have put together some suggestions for you.

Koh Samui’s list of things to do and see is diversified and interesting.

Whether or not you go on an organised tour or experience around the island on a motor bike, you can be fascinated by what Koh Samui has to offer.

From the well-known grandma and grandpa rocks to the mummified monks to the enticing waterfalls around the island.

There’s nothing to stop you having an important holiday on the island.

 

What To Do On Koh Samui - Thailand

 

 

 

Listed below we have 10 ideas of what to do on Koh Samui.

 

Big Buddha – Wat Phra Yai

Location – Big Buddha Beach 

Located on the North East part of the Island is Koh Samui’s most well recognised and well known tourist attraction.

Big Buddhas are popular around Thailand and this 12 metre high golden Buddha is no different.

Koh Samui’s Big Buddha is on top of a stair case and is situated among a small market that sells souvenirs, small trinkets, clothing  and food stalls.

 

Big Buddha - Koh Samui - Thailand

 

Na Muang Waterfall

Location – Nathon

Koh Samui has several waterfalls but the two best and most visited waterfalls are the Na Muang waterfalls.

Na Muang which means purple in Thai, gives this waterfall its name because of the large purple rocks that create the waterfalls.

To get to the first Na Muang you are surrounded by a natural formation of trees and rocks that leads you up to the waterfall.

Here you will find a nice natural swimming pool that you can sit in and have the water from the waterfall cascade over you.

Then if you take a small 10 minute hike further up the hill you will come to the second Na Muang waterfall.

 

Na Muang Waterfall - Koh Samui - Thailand

 

Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram

Location – Lamai

A short trip south of Chewang will bring you to Lamai.

Apart from stunning beaches and shopping, Lamai also houses a strange but interesting  sight.

A mummified monk named Loung Pordaeng who died over twenty years ago.

It is displayed here in a glass case for people to view.

 

Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram

 

Hin Ta and Hin Yai

Location – Lamai Beach

While you are around Lamai you might as well fit in some more sightseeing.

The Hin Ta and Hin Ya, which translates to Grandfather and Grandmother rocks, looks rather like male and female genitalia.

The large rocks are a funny sightseeing place to visit if you are passing by.

They also make good photos for when you return home.

 

Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks - Koh Samui - Thailand

 

Angthong National Marine Park

Location – 28 kilometres from Samui

If you came to Koh Samui by ferry then you would have noticed the Ang Thong National Marine Park.

It is situated North West of Koh Samui in the the Gulf of Thailand.

This picturesque part of Thailand is made up of  caves, limestone mountains, tropical jungles, beaches and  islands.

The 100 sq. kilometres of land and the sea holds 42 Islands.

There is always some type of adventure that fits everyone’s energy level.

 

Angthong National Marine Park - Koh Samui - Thailand

 

Koh Samui Aquarium with Tiger Zoo

Location – Hua Tanon

Located on the south east part of Koh Samui the Hua Tanon.

The aquarium and zoo is a great place to visit to see some of Thailand’s native sea creatures.

The adjoining zoo is where you can see some of the Asian tigers that are fast becoming extinct in the wild.

 

Koh Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

 

Wat Plai Laem

Location – Big Buddha Beach

A short trip from the Big Buddha is the  18-arm statue of Guanyin.

It is amongst the temple named Wat Plai Laem.

Also known as the Goddess of Mercy, this huge statue is situated amongst other temples and statues, surrounded by water. 

There a re other temples and statues of Buddha to see here as well.

This is fast becoming Koh Samui’s second favourite attraction, alongside the Big Buddha.

 

Wat Plai Laem - Koh Samui - Thailand

 

Koh Samui Snake Farm

Location – Baan Taling Ngam

Watch as the snake handlers risk their lives to handle some of Asia’s most venomous snakes, centipedes and scorpions.

The snake farm is a tourist attraction that will have your talking for years to come.

The snake shows and programs are entertaining and are also informative but in that Thai style of way.

 

Koh Samui Snake Farm

 

Secret Buddha Garden

Location – Hills of Samui

Situated amongst the hills to the north west of Lamai.

The Secret Buddha Garden is a place where statues and temples are surrounded by lush tropical forests.

It is a serene place where you can appreciate the cool surroundings of the forest and the hidden secrets of the waterfalls.

The gardens were created in 1976 by a fruit farmer and with over 35 years of growth.

This place is a cool change to other popular tourists places around Koh Samui.

 

Secret Buddha Garden - Koh Samui - Thailand

 

Ladyboy Cabaret Shows

Location – Chaweng Beach Road

Ladyboys or Katoeys are famous around Thailand for their Cabaret shows.

Even though you may not think that you will enjoy the show, you will be surprised with the non sexual display of costumes, feathers, lighting and dances.

It is a great show to see at night after you have had a relaxing day on the beach and need something other than bars to visit at night.

There are a few different show companies along Chaweng Beach Road.

Starz Cabaret and Paris Follies are the main popular ones.

 

Ladyboy Cabaret Shows - Koh Samui - Thailand

 

 

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