Ko Samui Island is located 84 kilometers east of Surat Thani province. It is one of the most famous attractions of Thailand and is the third largest island after Phuket and Ko Chang in the Eastern Coast. Apart from the lovely and fascinating beaches in Ko Samuia Island, there are also high quality coconuts growing densely everywhere. The best time to visit this famous island is in February to April when the sea is calm. The following are some of the interesting tourist attractions of Ko Samui.
This is the longest and the most popular developed beach on the east coast of this island. Chaweng Beach is an area of clean white sand and sparkling water. This makes the environment welcoming to any visitor. The beach also hosts several famous restaurants, hotels, souvenir shops, bars, and nightclubs that make it an exquisite place for visitors. There are also some dive shops, which are responsible for organizing night dives.
Na Thon Bay is the major settlement on the west coast of the island. Here you are likely to find a wide selection of silks, jewelry, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Apart from being a shop center, the area also provides visitors with the necessary social amenities like post office, banks, police station, and hospital and telephone service.
Nu Muang Waterfall is the most easily accessible of the three falls in Ko Samui. This fall is found on the southwest corner of the island. Unlike the other two falls that is Na Muand waterfall 2 and Hid Lad Waterfall, you can drive all the way to the spot. At the bottom of the pool is a large natural pool where you can take a dip.
As you approach the island from the air, two things happened to be conspicuous. These are the beautiful coastline of the Koh Samui Island and the big Buddha sculpture. Built in the year 1972 within Phra Yai Temple, complex, this unique and beautiful sculpture stands at 12 meters. In addition, it is built of gold. The platform where it sits is of golden platform adorned with dragons and traditional décor, which covers the entire landscape around it. Most Thai worshipers come to worship and pray at this historic and religious temple on Koh Samui. This statue has become an interesting tourist attraction with the foreigners joining the locals in lighting incense to make offerings and pray in front of the sitting Buddha.
This is one of the most popular attractions in Kom Samui. This spectacular place is made up of 42 islands each of them having a unique feature all together. Here you are likely to witness stone massifs, impressive coastlines, and lush tropical rainforests at the Ang Thong Marine Park. This marine park is found at the north and west of koh Samui.
This is a unique and enormous rock formation found between Chaweng and Lamai beach areas on Koh Samui. It is named after it is unusual huge shape. The terrain in this area is mostly rocky and that makes hiking quite an interesting adventure here. At the same time, you can take a walk to the viewpoint and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the gulf of Thailand. You can also take several shots of photograph from this point.
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