7 Must See Attractions in Lamai
Lamai isn’t a big town, but there is plenty to do here. In addition to the beautiful beaches, there are intriguing Buddhist sites and a number of natural wonders as well as some more amusement-oriented entertainments that will keep any visitor busy.
1. Thai Boxing in Lamai
Visitors can see impressive athletes fight during several shows at Lamai Boxing Stadium. The Muay Thai matches here occur every Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. You can also get an introduction to Muay Thai by testing your own skills at Lamai Muay Thai camp, among others.
2. Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo
The aquarium and tiger zoo at Samui offers visitors the chance to see tigers, leopards, and a variety of marine life including manta rays, sharks, colorful fish, and even sea turtles. It is a good place to stop for those with kids to amuse. They are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3. Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park
The Coco Splash Adventure and Water Park features waterslides, pools, bumper boats, zip-lines, go-karts and much more. A day here will entertain visitors of all ages and may test your adventurous spirit. The park is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
4. Wat Khunaram and the Mummified Monk
This mummified monk at Wat Khunaram died several decades ago. His body rests in a glass case, an intriguing site that will be of interest to anyone who likes the historical, spiritual, or unusual. Wat Khunaram is the name of the temple that houses this mummified man, and is used for devotions every day. Visitors are asked to dress respectfully but may come to the temple freely during daylight hours.
5. Lamai Overlap Stone
The Lamai Overlap Stone is an unusual group of large boulders balanced high up on the cliff tops. It can be difficult to reach the top of the site, but it is worth it for the impressive views of Lamai. To get here, you’ll need a four-wheeler or a dirt bike for a quicker trip but it is possible to hike on foot.
6. Lamai Night Plaza
The Night Plaza at Lamai is a night market that opens at 5 p.m. and stays open long into the night. There are local as well as faux name-brand good sold here and you’ll find everything from crafts and clothes to electronics and DVDs. It’s fun to wander around the market and you can pick up a few things you may need here. There is also a café and a pub here.
7. Pagoda Khao Chedi
The Pagoda Khao Chedi is a very nice golden pagoda that is situated on a hill, making it a great place to capture a sunset and see some wonderful views of the surrounding areas. You can swim nearby and as a bonus it is often much less crowded than other areas. It’s about seven miles south of Lamai.
Bonus = Check out Hin Ta and Hin Yai
Famously known and grandmother and grandfather rock. Infamously known as the “penis rock”. This is one of the more unique natural attractions on Koh Samui.