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Koh Samui Attractions

What to See in Koh Samui

Koh Samui attractions extend beyond the beautiful beaches the island is known for, though they are definitely attractive in their own right. If you want a break from all of that lounging in the sand, though, there are a host of unusual things to see, which make the most of the island’s unique culture and charms.

The attractions in Koh Samui lean more towards the low-key, natural end of the scale, which best suit’s the island’s general ambiance. Why would you bother to visit a high-tech theme park when the whole island is your playground? Instead, you can enjoy some truly remarkable sites of historic, cultural and religious significance as well as sights of breathtaking natural beauty. For a little more quirkiness, check out the monkey show or the snake farm.

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Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha temple sits majestically on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner. Known locally as Wat Read More...

Hin Ta & Hin Yai

Hin Ta & Hin Yai

Samui's phallic rocks are as popular with Thai visitors as foreigners. In local legend the rocks represent two doomed Read More...

Ang Thong Marine National Park

Ang Thong Marine Park

The setting for the eponymous 'perfect' beach in Alex Garland's book, Ang Thong really was once home to a group of Read More...

Na Muang Waterfall

Na Muang Waterfall

Found inland about 12km south-east of Nathon Bay, the Na Muang falls are reached by taking a walking path from the Read More...

Wat Khunaram

Wat Khunaram

The body of Samui's most famous mummified monk - there really are several - Loung Pordaeng is on display here. Loung Read More...

Samui Aquarium & Tiger Show

Aquarium & Tiger Show

At the Samui Aquarium & Tiger Show, get up close to an array of marine life, colourful birds and exotic wildlife. Read More...

5 Best Islands near Samui

Island-hopping is a popular activity in Samui as this tourist hotspot features a good range of other islands lying a Read More...

Ang Thong Marine National Park

Ang Thong Marine Park

The setting for the eponymous 'perfect' beach in Alex Garland's book, Ang Thong really was once home to a group of Read More...

Koh Tao

Koh Tao

Once the haunt of sea-turtles, this small island north of Koh Samui has become a magnet for those who really want to get Read More...

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5 Best Snorkelling Beaches in Samui

Koh Samui beaches are not renowned for offering outstanding snorkelling opportunities, but a few spots around the island Read More...

Samui Spa & Massage

Spas & Massages

Koh Samui has always attracted those in search of a place to relax and recharge, with many New Age centres established Read More...

Thai Cooking Schools in Samui

Thai Cooking Schools

Want to impress people back home by bringing them something special from your Samui trip? No, we’re not talking about a Read More...

Best Attractions by Areas

Top 10 Chaweng Attractions

Top 10 Chaweng Attractions

Chaweng is the most popular resort town in Koh Samui. Located on Samui’s northeastern coast, the beach there is the Read More...

Top 10 Lamai Attractions

Top 10 Lamai Attractions

Our Top 10 Attractions in Lamai’s list presents what makes Lamai so popular and attractive: strangely shaped rocks and Read More...

Top 10 Bophut Attractions

Top 5 Bophut Attractions

Bophut is one of the favourite holiday destinations in Koh Samui that could retain a genuine southern Thai laid-back Read More...

Top 10 Maenam Attractions

Top 5 Maenam Attractions

Maenam’s best attraction remains its superb and tranquil seven-kilometre long beach facing Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Read More...

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Samui Attractions A-Z Guide

Koh Samui Attractions A to Z

All Attractions A to Z

On Koh Samui there are many things to see. If you're interested in Buddhist temples then you'll be hard pressed to take Read More...

Temples and Wats in Koh Samui

Samui Temples and Wats A-Z

Take a tour, or hire a car and go exploring. While the coastline offers unusual rock formations and lovely beaches, Read More...

Chaweng Beach Attractions

Chaweng Attractions A-Z

The main attraction in Chaweng is its six-kilometre long beach. But if you are looking for something different, there Read More...

Lamai Beach Attractions

Lamai Beach Attractions A-Z

If you are based in Lamai, it is worth hiring a jeep or motorbike to explore the surrounding environs, as a lot of the Read More...

Bophut Attractions and Activities

Bophut Attractions A-Z

Bophut and its famous Fisherman’s Village are amongst our favourite holiday destinations in Koh Samui; the area hosts a Read More...

Attractions in Other Areas

Other Areas Attractions A-Z

Waterfalls, aquarium, the zoo, are just a few of the attractions available. Discover what Samui Island has to offer you Read More...

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