The elephant is regarded Thailand’s national animal and by being so, this gentle giant is a symbol of royalty, culture and strength to its nation. Many tour guides in the country use the mighty tuskers as a transportation method for travellers interested in seeking out the many attractions within the jungles and the marshlands of Thailand. One particular place where these giant jumbos are seen in abundance is Koh Samui, an Island off the east coast of Thailand. Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and it boasts many events, recreational activities and attractions for a discerning traveller.
A popular past time in Koh Samui is “Elephant Trekking”, travellers looking forward to a thrilling tour around the island can ride on the back of a grand elephant and enjoy its breathtaking attractions amidst the jungles, and tropical lands home to picturesque plantation fields and plant life. Many tours and treks are available for the ardent visitor and some of these tours include a full day eco adventure around the islands coconut plantations, beautiful jungles and its attractions.
A noteworthy attraction known as “The Buddha Magic Garden” situated in Khun Nims – a village in close proximity to Koh Samui is also included in the expedition. At this destination, visitors will be able to see the extraordinary garden that was sculptured by stone. The magic garden also boasts a panoramic view of the island and its tropical forest. Other captivating tours such as the ox cart ride along the rice fields, jeep safari’s, jungle walks, nature canoeing and the rubber tapping demonstrations are among the extensive half day programs that are sure to leave you yearning for more.
Apart from the exciting tours, travellers can also partake in a variety of entertainment activities such as elephant shows, monkey dances and Thai cooking shows. If you are looking for pristine hotels in Koh Samui that overlook the alluring ocean where a serene atmosphere is guaranteed, then a stay at the prestigious Anantara Lawana, Koh Samui will be a preferred choice. This lavish Koh Samui hotel offers guests with luxurious amenities and hospitality for a memorable stay.