A trip to Thailand is not complete without stepping into one of the most well-known islands in the country, Koh Samui. It is a beautiful island with beaches lined with palm trees and the water is crystal clear. Because of the charm it holds, it is visited by many travellers such as backpackers on a budget or the elite celebrities on holidays. If this is your first time visiting, make sure to bring with you this checklist to have a guide on what you should do while on the island of Koh Samui.
- Big Buddha temple. This is the most popular and well known landmarks that can be found on the island. The temple displays a statue of Buddha that is 12 meters tall in a sitting position. The temple is known by the locals as Wat Phra Yai and it can be reached through the causeway from the main island. The statue is made of gold and it is seated with a Mara position which is a symbol that indicates Buddha is not subjecting to any temptations. You can shop at the small stalls situated all over the temple.
- Hin Ta and Hin Yai. You might find many interesting things while on the island but nothing beats the beauty that the rocks present. According to the locals, it has been many years since they discovered the rocks and they were shocked to see that it resembles the private parts of male and female. The rocks were bestowed the name Ta meaning grandpa and Yai which means grandma.
- Namuang waterfall. If you are aiming to witness beautiful sceneries, do not miss the jungle setting of these two waterfalls. They are called Na Muang 1 and Na Muang2. The water from Na Muang 1 goes straight into a pool where the people can go and swim. The good news is that you can access the falls without having to pay anything. This is a nice change from the usual day swimming on the beach.
Samui Aquarium. While you might be tempted to stay at your beachfront villa in Koh Samui, remember that there are many sights to see such as the animals living in the Samui Aquarium. You will also get to witness a Tiger Show.