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Koh Samui is one of the most popular places to visit in Thailand because of its pleasant nature, white beaches, clear seas, waterfalls, temples and so many scenic viewpoints. It is mainly located at Amphoe Surat Thani Province.

What’s best about Koh Samui and why is it became the famous travel spot in southern area of Thailand’s gulf? Let’s look at it!

1. Angthong National Marine Park

Angthong National Marine Park is an archipelago of 42 islands mainly consists of forests, white sand beaches, limestone hills, waterfalls, caves and inland marine lakes. It is a home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures.

 

2. Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha Temple or known as the Wat Phra Yai is a 12 meter gold statue Buddha sitting in a Mara position. Inside the temple are many different shrines, foods and amulet stalls that are worth visiting for.

 

3. Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village

Bophut’s beach is one of Koh Samui favorite beaches. It is originally the fishing community of Bophut which becomes a fully-fledged tourist community. It is still elegant and well-preserved place on the island with outdoor shopping and eating complex that offers local made art, souvenir and food.

 

4. Hin Ta and Hin Yai

Hin Ta and Hin Yai is a popular natural rock formations resembling the male and female genitalia. Near to this place is a small white sand beach (Hat Lamai) that is not suitable for swimming but offers a refreshing place to relax after a long day of island exploration.

 

5. Koh Tao

Koh Tao or known as the “Turtle Island” is a scuba diving destination choice in Thailand. It has white sand beaches with crystal clear waters, vibrant coral reefs and wide range of colorful sea creatures, mostly turtles.

 

6. Namuang Waterfall

Namuang Waterfalls or known as the “Purple Waterfalls” is a majestic set of two waterfall in Koh Samui. Namuang Waterfall 1 is a beautiful 18m high waterfall which is very accessible because it is quite near from the parking area making it a great stop-by location. Namuang Waterfall 2 is in 80m height and much more impressive because of the picturesque jungle surroundings and the natural light penetrating the canopy.

Koh Samui has many more attractions to offer that is definitely worth a visit!

Thanks to https://www.thecrazytourist.com/top-25-things-to-do-in-koh-samui/8/ for the information

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