Koi Samui is a vibrant island located off the coast of Thailand and it is home to a charming array of sights and attractions all its own, such as the iconic temple of Wat Samret. Explore this unique spiritual locale and a host of other unique landmarks on Samui from a stylish Koi Samui resort offering such as the Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui. Situated in the commercial centre of Chaweng, this chic property is an excellent choice of Chaweng hotel located in close proximity to a fine array of dining and entertainment. When you’re craving a dose of peace and quiet on the second-largest Thai isle, head over to the tranquil surroundings of Wat Samret, home of the famous White Marble Buddha, which is venerated by all Buddhist devotees who visit the site. The White Marble Buddha is also believed to date back centuries by the monks who reside at this spiritual site. The temple’s main complex is houses the Secret Hall of Buddhas, which contains a magnificent statue of the seated Buddha, a stunning image of the reclining Buddha and an impressive array of life-sized Buddha statues gathered in front of the seated figure. The shrines and temples all exhibit the ornate and intricate style of wats (temples) gracing the country’s landscape and provide some fantastic photo opportunities. The serene expressions expertly captured in this sea of sacred statues infuse all visitors with a sense of calm, and it is the ideal spot for some deep inner reflection and metta (compassion) meditation.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.