Koh Samui Island is a full on island with so many different and exciting things to do. From spiritual temples to stunning waterfalls and lovely scenic sights, there is something for everyone. When on this exotic Island, it can become a bit overwhelming choosing attractions to see or places to visit so we are here to help you.
Following are the Top 10 Things to do while in Koh Samui.
The Big Buddha Temple is a gorgeous temple built on a small island in Koh Samui. Tourists flock around the 12m golden statue of Buddha that sits majestically in front and marking this temple. You can take stunning pictures and bask in the pervading sense of tranquility and spirituality. Pay a visit to this scenic attraction and you are sure not to regret it.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai
For nature and art lovers, you are sure to love the beauty and sight of the Hin Ta and Hin Yai. These lovely rock formations which imitate male and female genitalia are popular tourist attractions. You cannot leave the Island without visiting this lovely sight, frolick on the beach surrounding it and have the best memories ever.
Angthong National Marine Park
Angthong National Marine Park is a beauty to behold. It is a group of about 40 gorgeous islands with pristine beaches, thick jungles, beautiful sea, etc. A very popular tourist site, these islands have featured on some popular Hollywood movies. Tourists can have a whole day of fun kayaking, hiking, sailing and enjoying lovely picnics. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to add a bit more magic to your holiday.
The beauty of Koh Samui is not limited to its lovely beaches and stunning islands, there are also a lot of beautiful waterfalls but none compares to the majestic Namuang Waterfall. If you are up for a hike, take a hike to the scenic waterfall and you can relax with your family and friends, take swim in its cool waters and take really amazing pictures. This is an attraction that you must visit during your holiday.
Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram
To truly experience the deep religion of Thailand, you have to visit the Wat Khunaram where the mummified body of one of the most revered Thai monks is displayed. Enclosed in a glass casing, this mummified monk might be a shocking sight at first but as you come to appreciate Thai culture and religion, you will begin to appreciate this rare sight.
Samui Aquarium with Tiger Show
The aquarium is the perfect choice for families who want to experience the beautiful sights of Koh Samui’s marine life, from turtles, to colorful fishes, and amongst others. At the zoo, the exotic Bengal Tigers and Leopards are on display and you will surely have a blast with your family taking pictures and learning about the variety of wildlife in Koh Samui.
Ladyboy Cabaret Shows
For an enjoyable and different type of evening with friends, visit the Ladyboy Cabaret and have a blast. The beautiful singers lip sync to popular songs and perform amazing dances. There are so many cabaret shows on the Island but the Ladyboy Cabaret shows are simply the best. If this is your sort of thing, ensure you give it a go while on the island.
Secret Buddha Garden
The Secret Buddha Garden is a beautiful forest littered with lovely statues scattered all around. A private collection of a native Thai farmer who sculpted these works of art before his death, this garden is serene, tranquil and beautiful. With every visit to this lovely garden, you are sure to discover more beautiful artifacts.
Samui Snake Farm is an exciting experience but it is not for the faint hearted. You can watch snake charmers practice their craft, watching hilarious displays of cock fights and there is also a scorpion show. These shows are thrilling and are sure to leave you gasping and applauding at the spectacular displays.
Wat Plai Laem
Wat Plai Laem is a stunning Thai temple located north of Samui. It has a lovely 18 arm golden female statue sitting right above it. This temple has calm waters all around it and it is an ideal spot to hang out with family as you experience the rich Thai culture. Be sure to cover up while visiting the temple as it is considered a holy place.