Koh Samui

7 Must See Attractions on Koh Samui

New to the Island of Koh Samui and not sure what attraction is worth checking out and what is a waste of time?  If so, here are a few of the “must-see” attractions for this island paradise.

1. Big Buddha Temple

The Big Buddha is a 12-meter Buddha that can be seen for miles around. The temple here contains several shrine and beautiful décor. This spiritual site is one of the most famous landmarks in Koh Samui. You can also visit the market here to purchase a memento or a snack after your journey.

2. Snake Farm (Baan Taling Ngam)

Visit some of the most dangerous animals in Asia at the snake farm. Experienced handlers deal with these snakes and there are also scorpions and other creatures. Be aware that cock fighting also takes place here.

3. Namuang Waterfall

This waterfall is the most impressive in the area. There are lovely rock formations and the trees provide perfect scenery. There is a beautiful pool beneath the waterfall and the whole area has the air you expect from such a paradise-like setting.

4. Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

This aquarium allows you to get close to some of the beautiful fish and even sharks that inhabit the ocean here. Next door you can see tigers as well as tropical birds and some other creatures. Check out some of the local wildlife here, up close.

5. Mummified Monk

This mummified monk is quite famous. He died several decades ago and his body rests in a glass case, an intriguing site that will be of interest to anyone who likes the historical, spiritual, or unusual. Located at Wat Kunaram.

6. Ladyboy Cabaret

Thailand’s ladyboys are famous as the third sex. They know what they are doing and it’s hard to know if the lovely girls you see were born men or women. Great entertainers, they put on good shows that usually feature singing, dancing, and comedy.

7. Buddha Garden Hills

The Buddha Garden is called secret because it is located in the hills of the interior jungle. It is quite lovely and more importantly has amazing views of the surrounding area. Also featuring statues, this is a great and less-visited scenic site.

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