Exploring Koh Samui Island

Even though Thailand is famous for various well know beaches, the top among them is Koh Samui Island. This is the best family island in Thailand. This Island is famous for best yoga and spa destination in Thailand and the number of luxury resorts offers everything that you need to enjoy for a family vacation. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular water sports activities here.

1. Namuang Waterfall

Address: 37/1 ถนนทวีราษฎร์ภักดี Tambon Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand.

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This is a combination of two stunning waterfalls like Na Muang one and Na Muang Two with 18meters height and 80 meters height respectively. It is often known as purple rocks because it plunges over purple-colored rocks. And first, one is easy and hiking towards the second waterfall is a bit difficult due to slippery terrain but the views are amazing once you reach there.

2. Big Buddha Temple

Address: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand.

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This 12 meter tall golden Buddha is the greatest attraction of this island. Before sunrise and after sunset would be the best time to visit this hilltop temple to enjoy incredible views of surrounding nature. This is a popular Buddhist pilgrim site as well as the landmark of Koh Samui.

3. Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks

Address: 92 84310 126/92 Moo 3 Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand.

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This is a natural wonder made with rocks in Koh Samui. These two rock formations look like a male and female genitalia-shaped rock and a popular tourist attraction for both locals as well as visitors.

4. Secret Buddha Garden

Address: Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand.

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If you love sculptures, this would be a must-visit attraction for you. You can find plenty of sculptures of deities, humans, and animals in various poses. This is located in a hilltop and you can enjoy scenic trekking to reach here, and enjoy stunning views of this garden and surrounding lush greenery.

5. Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

Address: หมู่ที่ 2 33/2 Laem-Set Rd, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand.

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This would be the best choice to learn more about the native species of Samui. This aquarium exhibits the tropical marine species of this island such as colorful fishes, sea turtles, sharks, etc. Also, the Tiger zoo has a good number of tigers where you can take photos with them.

6. Wat Plai Laem

Address: Wat Plai Laem, Road 4171, Thailand, Thailand.

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This is a beautiful temple on this island which is dedicated to Goddess of mercy and compassion. You can find an amazing sculpture of this goddess with 18 arms with beautiful artworks, also, you can find plenty of sculptures and enjoy the architecture of the temple and this is a nice place if you seek a peaceful atmosphere.

7. Ang Thong Marine Park

Address: 45/1-2 Moo 1, Thongsala Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand.

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This marine park consists of 42 islands with plenty of beaches, lagoons, caves, limestone cliffs, etc. Kayaking through the waters is the best way to explore the maximum beauty of this island. Emerald Lake View Point on Koh Mae offers you the panoramic views of this island.

8. Namuang Safari Park

Address: 25/11 หมู่ที่ 2 ตำบล หน้าเมือง Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand.

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It is located on the south side of Koh Samui where you will get chances for elephant safaris through jungles and coconut plantations; you can enjoy elephant shows, or can feed them by hand. Also, you can explore jeep safaris to the top of mountains with plenty of photographic spots.

9. Chaweng Beach

Address: Chewong - Choeng Mon Rd, Koh Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand.

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This is the most attractive and most populous beach in Koh Samui. You can find long white sand stretches and crystal clear water over here. You can find plenty of resorts with beach views over here. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, relaxing in sunbeds, beach walking, etc over here.

10. Laem Sor Pagoda

Address: 99/9 Laem-Set Rd, Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand.

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This is a small & beautiful golden Pagoda which overlooks a sandy beach. It looks like golden because of plenty of yellow tiles covered this pagoda.

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