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10 things to Do in Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s repertoire of things to do and see is varied and interesting: the island hosts a great deal of splendid natural and man-made attractions from mummified monks to the famous grandma and grandpa rocks (Hin Ta & Hin Yai) to attractive waterfalls and more, there’s nothing to stop you having a blast on Samui Island.

For those interested in religious imagery and architecture the Big Buddha will impress – especially at sunset. Nature lovers can visit Ang Thong Marine National Park on a day trip to enjoy a genuine ‘get away from it all’ feel in the splendid tropical islands it hosts.

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Big BuddhaBig Buddha Beach
Big Buddha on Koh Samui

On the northern coast of Koh Samui is the famous Big Buddha shrine. Probably Samui’s most well known landmark, the 12 metre high golden Buddha can be seen from several kilometres away. Inside the surrounding temple are many different shrines and other smaller ornate Buddhas. There is also a small market selling a wide range of lucky charms and other souvenirs, alongside numerous food stalls.  Read More…

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Hin Ta and Hin Yai in lamai Beach, Koh Samui

Art often imitates Nature, but less common is Nature imitating Art, especially the art of the ribald. But in Thailand anything is possible including, on Koh Samui, the natural geological formations known as Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks (the Grandpa and Grandma rocks), which look, respectively, like male and female genitalia. Read More…

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Angthong National Marine Park28 kilometres from Samui
Angthong National Marine Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, fertile mangroves, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore. Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong park is a protected area of more than 100sqkm of land and sea, and home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. Read More…

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Although Samui has several waterfalls, the two Na Muang waterfalls are probably the most picturesque. The name Na Muang refers to the massive purple rocks at the waterfalls. Rocks and tree roots form a natural staircase that leads to the base of Na Muang 1. A large natural pool sits under the waterfall. A 10-minute walk further up the mountain leads to Samui’s most beautiful waterfall, Na Muang 2. Read More…

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The body of Samui’s most famous mummified monk – there really are several – Luang Pordaeng is on display here. Luang Pordaeng died over 20 years ago and as per his instructions, his body was placed in a specially designed glass case for posterity. It has remained there ever since and has showed few signs of decay. Read More…

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Both the aquarium and the zoo have many of Thailand’s tropical favourites above and below the water. Lots of coral fish, huge catfish and several sharks including Leopard and Black Tips Samui’s local zoo adjacent to the aquarium, house some south-eastern Asian tigers, parrots, hornbills, sea hawks, eagles or even otters who will perform for you …. if they are in the mood. Read More…

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Ladyboy Cabaret Shows

Ladyboy Cabarets might not be everyone’s cup of tea but for fans, Chaweng Beach has plenty to choose from! Thailand’s katoeys or the ‘third sex’ are world famous, partly because there are so many of them and also because they are so feminine. In fact it can be difficult to tell if the beautiful young lady paying you attention was a lady at birth… as many a surprised tourist has discovered. Read More…

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Secret Buddha GardenHills of Samui
Secret Buddha Garden

Secret Buddha Garden is hidden away high in the hills in Koh Samui’s interior, offering majestic views and an unusual collection of statues amid lush jungle surrounds. The gardens are a creation of an old Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, who in 1976 began erecting several statues and temples around his family’s verdant land. Read More…

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Snake FarmBaan Taling Ngam
Samui Snake Farm

Some of the most famous scary and poisonous snakes in Asia are goaded into action by experienced snake wranglers, who dodge and weave, duck and dive, as the snakes try to grab their attention. A must-see for almost anyone visiting the island. Also includes displays of centipedes and scorpions, as well as demonstrations of Thai Cock Fighting. The programs are both informative and entertaining in typical Thai style. Read More…

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Wat Plai LaemBig Buddha Beach
Wat Plai Laem

Located near the Big Buddha in the north of the island, Wat Plai Laem is a colourful and interesting, newly constructed Buddhist Temple. The temple features very ornate decor and art, an 18-arm image of Guanyin – the Goddess of Mercy – and a large white Chinese Buddha set on the lake. If you donate money for the upkeep of the temple you’ll be given a bag of food to throw to the teeming fish in the lake. Read More…

TOP 10 Tours

  • Top 10 Best Tours in Koh Samui

    Koh Samui Most Popupar Tours

    Koh Samui is the ideal destination for families or single; for young and old alike. There’s so much to do and see on and off the island so why not book a tour to broaden your perspective, learn more and just simply have a great time? A day out to Angthong National Park is unforgettable while a jungle safari on Samui itself is a real eye opener.

    A full day chartered boat trip around the island is an excellent way of ‘getting outside to look in’ and why not try a round or two of golf on one of Thailand’s prettiest courses? As the Thais love to say, it’s all “up to you”.

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    Sea Safari Angthong Marine Park Angthong National Marine Park
    Sea Safari Angthong Marine Park

    Sea Safari by speedboat: Come and discover Wao Island. Tai Phow Island and Mae Kho Island – all in the beautiful Angthong Marine National Park. Afterwards, choose between elephant trekking and a ride on an All-Terrain-Vehicle or ATV. Read More…

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    The best snorkeling in the Gulf of Thailand is waiting for you at Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan, two incredibly beautiful islands. Discover the beautiful coral reef at Mango, Tian Nok, Hin Wong, and Sairee bays. The sandbar beaches, formed by sea currents interacting with the three peaks of the island, are unique. Read More…

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    Half Day 9 In 1 Eco SafariElephant Trekking – Monkey Show – Jeep Safari – Jungle Walk – and more…
    Half Day 9 In 1 Eco Safari

    This extensive half-day program offers guests a range of activities to enjoy the best of this tropical island and provides countless photograph opportunities as there is always something to see or do. On top of the diverse schedule, a delicious meal is included in the price. This tour is interesting, exhilarating and will leave you yearning for more… Read More…

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    Half Day Samui Safari City TourElephant Trekking – Big Buddha – Secret Waterfall – Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks
    Half Day Samui Safari City Tour

    This tour takes you around Samui, making sure you see the most interesting and unforgettable sights of the island. Elephant trek, watch a baby elephant and monkey show, pay a visit to the famous Big Buddha then go shopping at the local market in colourful Nathon Town. After your lunch, visit the Kunaram Temple, the site of Samui’s mummified monk after which you can cool off at the Secret Waterfall. Read More…

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    Crazy Horse – Private Charter Around IslandAround Koh Samui, Angthong Marine Park, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan
    Crazy Horse - Private Charter Around Island

    Very fast twin mast catamaran for a unique sailing experience. This boat is a winner in international Regattas! Very easy handling makes the boat a pure pleasure craft for 3-8 crew on board. Perfect for island hopping and sailing safaris. A must try for every cat sailor! Read More…

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    Full-Day Eco AdventureSamui Jungle – Namuang Waterfall – The Buddha Magic Garden – Koh Tan
    Full Day Eco Adventure

    Sate your appetite for environmental conservation with an eco-tour. Whether it be a jungle tour, a full-day eco adventure, or a feature-packed safari tour, all lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of Mother Nature. Read More…

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    Elephant Trek 60 MinsNamuang Jungle
    Elephant Trek 60 Mins

    Jungle Trip by Elephant. The mighty elephant is Thailand’s national animal – a symbol of royalty and strength. Samui has tropical rainforest in its centre and to travel through this verdant lushness on elephant back is to truly experience Thailand at its most natural.Read More…

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    Welcome to Santiburi Samui Country Club. Santiburi Samui Country Club is a championship golf course landscaped on a Samui Island hillside. Each of the 18 holes on this 6,930-yard, par-72 course, has its own unique character and challenges. Read More…

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    Big Game Fishing in Koh SamuiWang Bay, Koh Mudsoom, Koh Taen and Koh Rarb
    Big Game Fishing in Koh Samui

    If you enjoy adventure you’ll love this Big Game Fishing tour. With an experienced captain and crew we will take you to the richest waters around Samui to where the big underwater game is. Live bait, great atmosphere, on-board lunch and excitement guaranteed. Read More…

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    Explorer at Angthong National Marine ParkAngthong National Marine Park
    Explorer at Angthong National Marine Park

    Angthong National Park, it is said, was the inspiration for Alex Gardner’s book, ‘The Beach’ – later to become a Hollywood blockbuster. Come with us and visit this fascinating 42-island wonderland of strangely shaped limestone outcrops, verdant hillsides and turquoise waters teeming with exotic fish. Kayak then snorkel around these beautiful islands. Read More…