Top 10 Brilliant Things to Do in Koh Samui

Last Updated: February 22,2020

Koh Samui is a well-known island in Thailand surrounded by a palm tree and clear water and because of this, it is the most visited island by tourist and well-known social place in the country. This island is a place where everyone can fit it, where you don't have to be anything to stay or visit. Below we have listed the Top 10 Things to Do in Koh Samui. If you are the first time to Koh Samui, read Complete Guide of Visiting Koh Samui for the First Time.

1.    Ang Thong National Marine Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park

This park is located in the Gulf of Thailand in a group of 42 islands encircled about by towering mountains with limestone, big jungle, mangroves, waterfalls with coves and beaches to visit. Also in Ang Thong National Marine Park are different animals and sea creatures within 100sqkm of land and sea.  

2.    Big Buddha

Big Buddha

Big Buddha is a well-known place for Samui with its tall golden Buddha that can be seen from about 1 kilometer away. It is situated on the north side of Koh Samui and surrounded by the Buddha temples with different kind of shrine and mini Buddha. There are also stalls where you can get souvenirs to take home and food to eat while there.

3.    Bophut's Fisherman's Village

Bophut's Fisherman's Village

Bophut village also known as the fisherman village is known for its rustic-style building with stores in it and restaurants. It also has a selection of restaurants near the narrow beach road for visiting tourists, this area attracts a wide range of shoppers to the village because of their products such as their wares and homey environment.

4.    Hin Ta and HinYai

Hin Ta and HinYai

In the ribald type of art, we see nature imitating art as these two rocks defines that. The Hin Ta was known as the Grandpa rock and the Hin Yai known as the Grandma rock both look like male and female genitalia but in Thailand as we know anything is mostly possible which makes it a great place to visit.

5.    Koh Tao

Koh Tao

Koh Tao is definitely the best for scuba diving with white-sand beaches which runs through the hills, this 21km² is also known as the Turtle Island with its water as clear as a picture and also a place where we have the opportunity to see beautiful sea creature and play with them most especially the turtle. This coral reef is located in the Gulf of Thailand.

6.    Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem

This Buddha temple just like all other temple has an ornate décor and lots of artifacts but what makes it distinct is the18-arm image of the Goddess of Mercy known as Guanyin and also a set of white Chinese Buddha on its lake. This lake is filled with teeming fish which can only be fed when you donate for the temple upkeep.

7.    Namuang Waterfall

Namuang Waterfall

In Samui, there are so many waterfalls and the one which we see as distinct is the Na Muang. The most picturesque with large purple rocks at the waterfall, with tree roots when combined forms stairwells that lead to the base of the first waterfall. It also has a naturally formed pool under the waterfall and all this beauty is a 10-minute walk from each other.

8.    Secret Buddha Garden

Secret Buddha Garden

Why this garden is hidden is because it is in a hill inside the interiors of Koh Samui giving the visitors a breathtaking view like a treasure hidden and finally seen, it is a creation of an old fruit farmer named Nim Thongsuk when he began erecting statuses and temples around his land in 1976.

9.    Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram

Mummy Monk

Apart from the mummy which we see in movies, you almost never get a chance to see something like this except you come to Khunaram. Here you see a mummified monk placed in a glass specially designed for him for generations to come and it keeps on there since he died about 20 years ago, it only shows a little sign of deterioration.

10.    Ladyboy Cabaret Shows

Ladyboy Cabaret Shows

This live entertainment is not for everybody but for those of you that want to see a Ladyboy then this shows is absolutely worth visiting. This country is known for their acceptance of third sex people which makes you want to see if you can differentiate them from the first sex and second sex people. These Ladyboy know how to pay so much attention to a person.

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