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Attractions and Activities at Bophut – Exploring the Wonders that Bophut has in Store

Koh Samui's favourite tourist attraction, Bophut has everything from a tranquil laidback atmosphere to a whole heap of adrenaline pumping adventure. Below are 4 ways to make the most of your holiday.

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Visit the Big Buddha

Visit the Big Buddha

Thailand is without a doubt a land sculpted with the beauty of spirituality and culture. The glory of the Big Buddha testifies to this nation's heritage and stands tall as one of Bophut's biggest attractions. For those looking for a Samui resort that will organize an excursion to such evocative cultural treasures consider Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort for you can cover this as well as the Wat Pla Liem nearby. Locally the Big Buddha statue is known as the Wat Phra Yai and is found perched atop a small rocky island just off the North East Corner of Koh Samui. Constructed in the year 1972 this 12 metre seated Buddha statue flaunts a majestic golden appearance and truly adorns the region of Bophut. The best part is as mighty as it is, the Big Buddha can be spotted several kilometres away and is often the first landmark sighted by all those visiting Bophut by air.

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Shop at the Fisherman's Village

Shop at the Fisherman's Village

If there is one location that has placed Bophut on the map it probably is the Fisherman's Village. Breathing life to the generally sleepy town that Bophut is, Fisherman's Village offers the characteristic Thai shopping experience in a nutshell. Every Friday evening from 5pm to 11pm, Fisherman's Village bustles with happy shoppers haggling away on every item they lay eyes on. Since a plethora of items is available here, if you don't have time to explore the entire market scene in Bangkok, a mere stroll through Fisherman's Village would do. It does not get cheaper than this place in Bophut and although quality can sometimes be questionable, some items really are worth the rock bottom prices you can get them at.

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Enjoy a Day out at the Samui Crocodile Farm

Enjoy a Day out at the Samui Crocodile Farm

Now this is one experience that Bophut is significantly famed for and if you are travelling with children there is plenty to love here. A place to really indulge in the Thai version of jaws and claws, there is so much here to intrigue and fascinate, curious visitors. There is a long list of fierce reptiles that calls this place their home and as the name has it this includes the Siamese Crocodile, saltwater crocodiles, caimans, lizards, snakes and much more. For a dose of mammals, there are plenty of monkeys here and children would love the hands on interaction with some species. The farm is spread across a total of 8,000 square metres and is located in close proximity to the Samui International Airport. So even if you are in Samui for just a short while, this is one attraction you must not miss out on.

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Go-Karting in Samui

Go-Karting in Samui

A list of Samui's favourite attractions is not complete without mentioning Go-Karting for this is one activity that happens to be a favourite among adults and children alike. Samui's Go-kart features a 500m-long track that has been well designed and is perfectly safe for even the most novice driver. However, if you are looking for a real adrenaline rush, at a speed of 125 kilometres per hour - that definitely can be achieved.