Attractions on Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand with big attractions. The attractions Koh Samui will keep you busy for your entire vacation. Finding the time to fit everything is the only thing you need to worry about. The history and the culture of Koh Samui is evident in many of the attractions on the island. Exploring Koh Samui’s the attractions includes the waterfalls the temples, the waterparks, golf, hiking and the viewpoints. The views around Koh Samui are breathtaking from the sun rising to the sun setting. Hire a scooter and explore the beauty that Koh Samui has to offer the visiting tourists.

Bang Rak Beach Koh Samui

The Beaches

Located in the Gulf of Thailand are Koh Samui beaches. The tropical palm-fringed beaches of Koh Samui attracts millions of visiting tourists to the island every year.  The Samui sun worshippers surround themselves with the crystal clear waters and the soft white sandy beaches. The thrill seekers can spend time at the water sports lining the beachfront of Koh Samui. For total isolation discover the hidden caves and beaches along the rocky coastline of Koh Samui. The beaches at sunrise and sunset capture the wonder of nature, the vivid colours lighting the Samui skies. The beach sports such as volleyball are spontaneous and everyone is welcome to join in.

The Temples

The temples and the religious sites offer the visitors a spiritual experience in Samui. Koh Samui’s temples are steeped in history and culture. The Island has numerous temples and religious sites to discover and to explore. The festivals, the weddings, and the events take place in Samui’s temples. The locals visit the temples daily to pray and offer gifts to Buddha. Koh Samui’s temples are visually striking with vivid colours and unusual architecture. When visiting the temples behave in a respectful manner and dress appropriately. The Big Buddha Temple stands at 12 meters and is the most popular temple in Samui.

Laem Sor Pagoda Koh Samui

The Waterfalls

Visiting the waterfalls is part of the attractions on Koh Samui. From the gushing streams to a trickle of water from the mountains and hills there is plenty to discover in Samui. At the waterfalls cool off from the heat in the natural swimming pools and slides. Take photos at a stunning location. Experience the untouched Samui Hiking through the waterfalls and jungle. The jungle, forests and plantations uncover the natural untouched Koh Samui. The larger waterfalls have tour operators offering tours combined with other activities. Hire a scooter or jeep and explore the falls at your leisure. The smaller waterfalls are amazing and not difficult to find using a GPS.

The ViewPoint Attractions Koh Samui

Samui has a number of viewpoints along the coastline of the island. The tours are available from the reputable companies on the island of Samui. The Look Out Point between Chaweng and Lamai sells homemade coconut ice-cream. A decorative Spirit House guards the road of Koh Samui. Drive through the jungle, the banana plantations and the coconut groves discovering untouched Samui. Climb the hills and mountains of Samui that offer spectacular views of the island. Take in the scenery from the old Samui in the undeveloped areas of the island.

Other Attractions Koh Samui

The attractions on the island of Koh Samui include the beaches, the waterfalls, and the viewpoints. Consider an evening’s entertainment in Lamai on the east of the island. Watch the talented fire performers on the beach of Chaweng. Sample the real craft ales at the Bee Knees Brewpub. Join a Thai cooking class in the Fishermans Village. Take part in Muay Thai Boxing in Bang Kao south of Koh Samui. Trek through the lush greenery in the mountains in Lipa Noi. Koh Samui is a diverse island and welcomes tourists from across the globe to experience its tropical beauty and attractions.

Newest Attractions Koh Samui

The island of Samui is adapting to accommodate the increase in the tourism. The visitors to the island are looking for more and more adventures and thrills. The newest attractions include High Park in Chaweng. High Park is a buzz of party people. Enjoy the hospitality, the ‘slide and fly’ and the Thai beers and cocktails on offer. In the hills of Bophut, the Samui Elephant Sanctuary invites visitors to walk side by side with the elephants. The sanctuary aims to rescue the elephants from the logging and the trekking trades from around the Kingdom of Thailand.

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