Travel Koh Samui - Discovering the Hidden Treasure of Thailand

Do you wish to visit the tropical islands, the enthralling temples, the local markets and the stunning beaches of Koh Samui, but need some travel suggestions about the beautiful places and activities around there? Koh Samui is one of the most attractive destinations in Thailand with palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, dense mountainous rainforests, plus luxury resorts and posh spas.

Well, we have listed some interesting places of Koh Samui that you will love to explore. Below you can find some amazing places, that will make your vacation in Koh Samui a memorable one.

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Dreamy Beaches of Koh Samui


Koh Samui’s coastline is covered with some beautiful beaches along. Here you will find some calm and peaceful beaches, as well as some vibrant beaches. The famous and sometimes crowded beaches are Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach, on the eastern side of the island. Also, the towns of these two beaches offer the most interesting things to do for tourists.

If you prefer a calmer atmosphere, then you must go to Bo Phut Beach or Maenam Beach. You can even find some secluded beaches like the Bang Por Beach in Koh Samui.

Fascinating Temples of Koh Samui


Do you believe in God? Are you worshipper or like to visit temples? In any case, you must visit the magnificent temples of Koh Samui once. Here, there is more to see than the famous Big Buddha, the Wat Plai Laem or the Wat Khunaram which has a mummified monk.

The Laem Sor Pagoda and the Wat Rattanakosin, near the pagoda on a small hill, belong to the list of the most beautiful temples of Koh Samui. You can visit all of these places on a motorbike because they are all located in the south of Koh Samui.

However, we are not finished yet. With the Wat Kiri Wong Karam close to the Elephant Gate in Taling Ngam, the Wat Samret or the Khao Hua Jook Pagoda with a view of the airport of Samui, you can find some more temples.

Walking Streets and markets of Koh Samui


Nightlife is always exciting in Koh Samui. If you are fond of Thai markets and Thai food, then you are at the right place. You will find several spreads around the towns of the islands at Koh Samui.

Besides the delicious variety of Thai food, which you can try in these markets, you will find clothes, cocktails, souvenirs and just everything you can imagine. In fact, the food tastes incredibly good at night, and the little stalls on the streets of Koh Samui offer some incredible food choices.

Fantastic Viewpoints At Koh Samui


Koh Samui offers a range of viewpoints from the hills as the islands are located in the Gulf of Thailand. Whether it is the view from the Wat Rattanakosin or the Khao Hua Jook Pagoda, everything seems mesmerizing in Koh Samui.

Some more places that you can visit in Koh Samui are Chaweng Beach, Bophut Beach, Nathon pier Beach, Taling Ngam Beach and Lamai Beach. Whether you go to the beaches of Koh Samui or the markets of Koh Samui, you will always be fascinated by nature and the fascinating views that Koh Samui will provide you.

Hin Yai & Hin Ta (Grandfather and Grandmother Rock)

Hin Yai & Hin Ta is one of the most famous sights of Koh Samui that you should surely visit on your trip to Koh Samui. The Grandfather and Grandmother Rock, known as Hin Yai and Hin Ta in Thai, is famous for its story.

Hin Yai & Hin Ta is situated on the south of Lamai Beach and represents the male and female sexual characteristics. Hin Ta and Hin Yai have some fascinating rock formations in Koh Samui’s south coast, and it has been a source of amusement and wonder on the island since they were discovered by the locals many years ago.

Tarnim Magic Garden

The Tarnim Magic Garden is also known as Secret Buddha Garden. The Secret Buddha Garden is hidden high in the hills, in Koh Samui's interior, offering majestic views and an unusual collection of statues amid lush jungle surrounds.

When you visit Tarnim Magic Garden, you will discover a huge garden that has many statues. You will see many Buddha statues, but along with these, there are also some others like birds, snakes and mythological creatures at Tarnim Magic Garden.

Motorbike trip to Koh Samui


A trip on a bike is ideal if you want to explore Koh Samui on your own. Exploring the place on your own on a motorbike is a whole new experience, as you get to know the place and their culture more closely. You can even rent a bike from near by hotels or shops that rent motorbikes nearby the island of Koh Samui.

A Trip To Namuang Safari Park And The Ang Thong Marine National Park


The Ang Thong Marine National Park has beautiful islands, and snorkeling areas, located on the coast of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. Most of the speedboat trips begin at the Big Buddha Pier in Bangrak, but there are also some trips you can do with wooden boats. At Koh Mae Koh you will get to see some fantastic snorkeling sites, you can even see the monkey rock and much more.

Namuang Safari Park is situated on the southern side of Koh Samui and is about 30 minutes from the airport. Moreover, it is located only a few kilometers from the Nathon pier and thus has become an exciting tourist attraction in Koh Samui. The park has been an adventure destination since the last ten years, and now they are extremely famous for its elephant trek and crocodile show.

So this was a list of places around Koh Samui that you must visit to make your trip unforgettable. Koh Samui is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand.

Do give us suggestions about some rare and fascinating places that you visited at Koh Samui.

Travel Koh Samui - Discovering the Hidden Treasure of Thailand

  1. This post makes me think of the saying "we live in a small world after all" which I believe is the opposite. There are places I learn about every day reading others blogs. So many places I would love to visit.

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  2. Not a place I have ever visited, but I can imagine going there :)

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  3. You make Thailand sound so amazing. It's never been on my bucket list before but this definitely makes me want to visit now!

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  4. Hoping to visit Thailand soon :)

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