Koh Samui, Thailand’s second-largest island is known for its natural beauty. Between its beaches, mountains, rainforests, coconut groves, and luxury resorts and spas, there’s so much to explore, and here are the top four places you don’t want to miss.
Located at Wat Phra Yai Temple, this Big Buddha features a large Buddha in the Mara posture. In addition to this 12-meter-high gold-painted super-sized Buddha, smaller ones that are just as beautiful can be found in the temple complex and the markets during big festivals.
Na Muang Waterfalls
Instead of just one waterfall, Na Muang Waterfalls has two, which can be reached on foot via a short trek along a path. The waterfalls have relaxing pools that are ideal for swimming and you can spend the day soaking up the sun, without getting sandy.
The most popular beach on the island is ideal for sunbathing as the cerulean-colored sand is super soft. Beyond swimming and soaking up some sun, Chaweng has some of the best nightlife spots, which you can enjoy after a nice, relaxing day.
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Inspired by the famous Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, the Samui Elephant Sanctuary is the perfect place to see elephants being treated ethically in their natural habitats. If you’re an animal lover you have to visit.