Discover Koh Samui, the Jewel of Thailand

There are many interesting things to do and see while in Koh Samui. Since it is an island, naturally, you can expect to find many beaches and breathtaking nature scenery. Ang Thong National Marine Park, for example, is an archipelago and a protected area with a rich variety of wildlife and sea creatures. One of the more eccentric natural characteristic of this island is a site called Hin Ta and Hin Yai, or Grandma and Grandpa Rocks, geological formations whose forms remind of male and female genitalia.
Na Muang waterfalls are the most picturesque waterfalls on the island, so you might want to include them in your personal tours.

If your taste leans towards the macabre, make sure to visit Luang Pordaeng, the island’s famous mummified monk. You can also take a walk through the snake farm, where they keep some of the most dangerous Asian snakes, as well as other deadly creatures, such as scorpios and centipedes.

Samui’s most well known landmark is a golden Big Buddha Shrine, visible from several kilometres away. There you can also find many different shrines and a small market selling souvenirs and lucky charms.

You might also go and see the Secret Buddha Garden, hidden in the hills of the island’s interior, made of unusual collection of statues surrounded by a jungle. The gardens were created in the 1970s by a local farmer who decided to build temples and statues around his family’s land.

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It is hard to be bored in Thailand for its diverse fun opportunities, but some of the things you can witness here can hardly be found anywhere else. Such are the so called ladyboys, or the „third sex“ cabaret performers. This might not be everyone’s interest, but, surely, it’s a unique chance to see something you probably haven’t seen before.