The 10 Best Things to Do on Koh Samui

The 10 Best Things to Do on Koh Samui

Koh Samui is one of the most popular destinations for a traveler visiting Thailand. Koh Samui is a vibrant area that features a wide range of different offerings for a visitor. In fact, there are 10 different destinations at Koh Samui that a visitor is recommended to consider checking out.

Thailand is a country of varied sites, sounds, and lifestyles. In the final analysis, not all of the popular destinations on Koh Samui will meet the tastes and desires of each visitor. However, the clichΓ© that there is something for everyone at Koh Samui definitely holds true.

Big Buddha

Big Buddha is considered the best known landmark at Koh Samui. Big Bddha is a shrine located on the northern coast of Koh Samui. The Golden Buddha stands so high that it can be seen from a couple of miles away. Inside the temple that is associated with Big Buddha are other shrines and smaller, ornate Buddha statues. There is also a marvelous market that trades in charms and souvenirs, as well a delectable food.

Wat Plai Laem

While visiting Big Buddha, a traveler will want to take in Wat Plai Laem. Wat Plai Laemis the beach directly at Big Buddha. It is an exciting, vibrant destination. If a person donates money for the upkeep of the temple itself, he or she receives a bag of food to feed to the large number of fish in the surrounding water.

Angthong National Marine Park

When compiling a list of what to see while at Koh Samui, you need to include Angthong National Marine Park. Angthong National Marine Park is a unique, pristine archipelago situated in the Gulf of Thailand. Angthong National Marine Park consists of 42 individual islands and features towering limestone mountains. Angthong National Marine Park also features jungles, beautiful beaches, mangroves, hidden coves, and magnificent waterfalls. The islands are also dotted with stunning lakes. The Parks is home to a resplendent array of sea creatures and exotic animals.

Bophut's Fisherman's Village

Bophut's Fisherman's Village is located in the historical district of Bophut itself. Bophut's Fisherman's Village is home to many intriguing, rustic buildings that feature boutiques, bistros, and a growing number of stylish hotels.Bophut's Fisherman's Village comes alive every Friday. The entire area becomes a walking street market. Large numbers of locals and visitors flock to the site to enjoy everything the lively walking street market has to offer.

Koh Tao

Many maintain that no trip to Koh Samui is complete without visiting Koh Tao. Koh Tao means turtle island. Koh Tao is considered to be one of the premiere scuba and diving destinations in all of Thailand. The area comes complete with idyllic white sand beaches, surrounded by the crystal waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Offshore are magnificent coral reefs that are home to a wide range of amazing sea life, including many turtles.

Hin Ta and Hin Yai

For those visitors who want something a bid more ribald, popping by Hin Ta and Hin Yai is always an option. Hin Ta and Hin Yai are natural geological formations on Koh Samui, but they're not just any geological formations. Hin Ta and Hin Yai, known as Grandpa and Grandma rocks in English, look remarkably like male and female genitalia. Because of the strange, extraordinary appearance of these formations, visitors do tend to include a visit for a photo or two.

Namuang Waterfall

Another of the top destinations to take in while at Koh Samui is Namuang Waterfall. Namuang Waterfall is one of several beautiful waterfalls at Kohn Samui. The name references the massive purple rocks that make up these falls. A short walk up the mountain takes a visitor to Na Muang 2, another beautiful waterfall.

Secret Buddha Garden

Hidden away in the high hills of Koh Samui, the Secret Buddha Garden provides an opportunity to see some unique, amazing statues of the Buddha. The Garden itself was the creation of an old Koh Samui farmer, who began erecting the statues in the 1970s. There are also some small temples associated with the Secret Buddha Garden.

Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram

A peculiar, and yet popular, site at Koh Samui is the mummified monk. He has a name: Luang Pordaeng. He died a mere twenty years ago. He directed that his mummified body be kept in a specially designed case for public display. The remains are clothed in traditional monk's garb wih the addition of some stylish sunglasses. Thus far, the mummified monk has show little sign of decay.

Ladyboy Cabaret Shows

Thailand is renowned for having something for everyone. Included on the list of popular destinations at Koh Samui are the so-called Ladyboy Cabarets. Located at Chaweng Beach, these shows feature the so-called "third-sex." The best comparison that can be made to the Ladyboy Cabaret Shows are drag shows in other parts of the world.

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Jessica Kane is a professional blogger who writes for Documents International LLC, a leading apostille service for individuals and businesses.

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