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What to Do in Koh Samui

Koh Samui Attractions

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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  • 10 Best Things to Do in Koh Samui

    10 Best Things to Do in Samui

    Koh Samui's things to do and see are varied and interesting. From mummified monks to the famous 'grandma' and 'grandpa' Read More»

  • 10 Things to Do with Kids in Samui

    10 Things to Do with Kids

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  • 10 Best Beaches in Samui

    10 Best Beaches in Samui

    The 10 best beaches in Samui are the main reason why the island appears on the Bucket List of so many travellers. With Read More»

  • 10 Things to Do in Samui When It Rains

    10 Things to Do When It Rains

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  • 5 Best Night Markets in Samui

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  • 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»

  • 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»

  • 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»

  • Secret Buddha/Magic Garden

    Secret Buddha Garden

    Secret Buddha Garden is hidden away high in the hills in Koh Samui's interior, offering majestic views and an unusual 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»

  • Pink Elephant Samui Water Park

    Pink Elephant Samui Water Park

    With modern, well-designed facilities and a wide selection of rides, Pink Elephant Samui Water Park offers something for Read More»

  • 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»

  • 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»

  • Wat Plai Laem

    Wat Plai Laem

    Located near the Big Buddha in the north of the island, Wat Plai Laem is a colourful and interesting, newly constructed Read More»

  • Koh Phangan

    Koh Phangan

    World famous due to its Full Moon, Half Moon and many other parties, Koh Phangan actually only has about 10,000 fulltime 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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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

5 Best Things to Do in Bophut

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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