Koh Samui is a beautiful and diverse melting pot of a destination that offers budget travelers a chance to experience breathtaking scenery and delicious cuisine. It also gives wealthy tourists a run for their money—as the experiences you get here are well worth every penny you shell out. There is so much to do in this island paradise that it may be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle.
Planning ahead is the best way to make sure that you are able to travel to all the hotspots that you may want to visit on this beautiful island. If you are planning a trip to Koh Samui, here are some of the best destinations that will satisfy the cultural curiosity of any traveler.
The Top Spots You Have to Visit in Koh Samui
1 – Wat Plai Laem
If you are interested in temples and religious shrines, you will have a field day in Wat Plai Laem! This is an exquisite temple complex that houses an 18-armed Guanyin statue, which is meant to stand for compassion and mercy. The scene you will be able to get from Wat Plai Laem is unlike any other—you can enjoy a scenic view of the lake that will light up when the sunlight hits it.
2 – Big Buddha Temple
This is the most sacred place on Koh Samui. The 12-meter-high golden Buddha Statue that stands in the temple is the most well-known landmark of the island, which is a hotspot for tourists and locals alike.
3 – Maenam Beach
Enjoy a relaxing beach experience amid coconut palm trees and the relaxing sound of the sea around you at Maenam Beach! Aside from the beach itself, you will have easy access to other destinations like the Big Buddha temple and Fisherman’s Village, which are all located nearby.
4 – Na Muang Waterfall
This is an 80-meter-high waterfall and one of the most magnificent sights in all of Koh Samui.
You can reach this waterfall via a short jungle hike and even get the chance to swim in it. You have to be ready for a strenuous climb, though—but once you reach the falls, your efforts will be worth it.
5 – Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks
If you are looking for something different, the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks will be a sight you will want to explore. These rocks are also known as Hin Ta & Hin Yai, and are usually staples on the island tour. You will be able to spot the Grandfather Rock almost instantly, but will need to have a keener eye to find the Grandmother Rock.
There are so many amazing sites to visit, delectable food to try, and a diverse culture to get to know when you travel to Koh Samui. While this is not an all-inclusive list by a long shot, this is a short list of possible treats and treasures you will be sure to find when you visit this one-of-a-kind destination. If you want to get a more detailed list, you can call the hotel you will be staying at in advance! The concierge service will be more than happy to talk to you about possible destinations you can visit.
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