Koh Samui is a region where one could find many old temples and artifacts. This region also has mummified bodies of many revered monks. With many temples in the region it is natural that the region has many visitors as well. Chaweng Hotels have been a popular choice among visitors when it comes to places to stay. One such noteworthy choice has been, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort and Spa . Set among lush tropical gardens the hotel provides unimaginable comfort while overlooking the waters of Koh Samui.
Some of the famous temples in the region include The Big Buddha temple. Known locally as the Wat Phra Yai , the temple is located on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s North East. The 12 meter long seated Buddha statue was built in 1972. Belong the tall statute one could find in the court yard the vendor area where people sell religious artifacts and other offerings to make to the temple by the devotees. The Buddha footprints is another place of religious significance to visit , having four footprints engraved one on top of the other this place located by the butterfly garden is worth paying a visit to.
Laem Sor Pagoda is another place of great interest as it is a great eye catching site in itself as the golden hue and the contrast of the blue skies and turquoise waters set the perfect breath taking contrasting views. The entrance to this temple is garded by two mythical creatures “yak”.
Hin Lad waterfall temple is another place to be noted as it is set in the lush tropical jungle at the foot of the trek to the famous Hin Lad water fall. Being a forest monastery it usually gets busy during the weekends.
One of the other places of great significance is the Wat Plai Laem , located in the close proximity of the Big Buddha with an 18 arm white state of Guaniyan , the god of mercy.
It is important to note to dress appropriately while visiting these places of religious imporatnace.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+