Koh Samui is one of the few exotic island getaways that keep you moving from dusk to down. It comprises a rich collection of fascinating tourist attractions that will simply make you fall in love with this idyllic Thai destination. Some of the best places to visit are man-made while others are shaped by nature. From the intriguing grandpa and grandma rocks, amazing waterfalls to the Snake Farm, Boxing Stadium or the Secret Buddha Garden, this piece of paradise will impress you.
Wat Plai Laem
This is one of the most fascinating and unique Buddhist temples in Thailand. It is located on the north-east part of the island and it is attracts tourists due to its huge 18 arm Guanyin statue- the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, a very important figure in Thai culture.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
A holiday on Koh Samui isn’t really perfect until you have visited the Ang Thong National Marine Park. This is a collection of 42 pristine islands in the Gulf of Thailand that surround Koh Samui. Their beauty lies in their unspoiled nature. Each one is an idyllic heaven decorated with thick jungles, white sand beaches, mountain interiors, mangroves, lakes and waterfalls.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai
Definitely, nature has a very interesting sense of humor. This is proven by the most fun tourist attraction on the island. Hin Ta and Hin Yai are two natural shaped rocks that resemble to male and female genitalia. This peculiar appearance is what attracts numerous tourists to this part of Samui every day.
If you want to discover the most unique man-made attraction on Koh Samui then you must visit the Snake Farm. Here you can experience the best thrills by studying up close some of the most scary and rare reptiles in Thailand.
The country is full of temples and shrines dedicated to Buddha, but on Koh Samui there is the most original one- Big Buddha. This is a 12 meters high seated golden Buddha statue. The locals call it Wat Phra Yai and it is located on Koh Faan.
Na Muang Waterfalls
Nature is the best of Koh Samui. This is why you shouldn’t miss the chance of discovering the wonderful Na Muand waterfalls. Dare to take the walking path through the mountain interior, about 12 kilometers south-east of Nathon Bay and you will get the chance to visit these two spectacular waterfalls.
Samui Aquarium and Tiger Show
This is an attraction for all age types. Both children and adults will be impressed by the unique Samui Aquarium and Tiger Show. Here you have the chance of admiring numerous species of colorful birds, exotic wildlife and marine creatures.