All you need to know about Koh Samui – A paradise of sandy beaches

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Koh Samui is no longer a sleepy backwater! Unlike any other island in Thailand, it has its unique island chic cocooning everything about an idyllic vacation in Thailand.

Image by Flipsoulfly, Koh Samui, CC BY-SA 3.0

Wat Plai Laem

Thailand is home to a fair share of jaw-dropping temples. Amongst them, the Wat Plai Laem in Koh Samui boasts several eye-grabbing features compelling you to visit this serene religious complex. The striking white 18-arm statue of Guanyin built in the centre of the temple ground is the cynosure of all eyes. The two long halls on either side of the statue feature colourful murals and frescoes depicting Buddhist mythological stories.

Na Muang Waterfalls

Spilling down from the highest points of the island, the Na Muang Waterfalls features an awe-inspiring sight to behold. It’s incredibly spectacular with water plummeting down into a large pool at the foot of the waterfall. What makes this waterfall more picturesque is undoubtedly its lush jungle surroundings. If you’re staying at a Koh Samui resort the likes of AVANI+ Samui, this attraction is 18 minutes away.

Chaweng Beach

Being the largest of Koh Samui’s beaches, the Chaweng Beach is a gorgeous strip of beach to spend your vacation. The central part of the beach attracts “up for party” young travellers which feature pumping music, scrumptious food and a range of cocktails.

Secret Buddha Garden

Also known as ‘magic garden’ this enchanting attraction is located in the hills of Samui’s jungles. For all curious holidaymakers who wish to uncover Thailand’s culture on an off beaten track may opt to this place.

 

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

 

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