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Top Sights and Activities in Koh Samui – Attractions That Will Enthral

The Thai island of Koh Samui is always an appealing location to visit. Travellers will be able to experience a variety of sights and activities here that are sure to appeal to the discerning visitor.

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Angthong National Marine Park

The picturesque Angthong National Marine Park features a lovely archipelago of no less than 42 islets which are sure to capture the interest of the nature lover with their many attractions. Within this park, you will find lofty limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, thick forests, waterfalls, lush mangrove areas and numerous secluded lakes and coves. Visitors will see that this protected sanctuary consists of a sizable extent of the sea as well as land, containing a vast diversity of sea creatures and other exotic fauna. In this area, you will have the opportunity to engage in hiking, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and sailing in addition to spending quality time on its attractive beaches.

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Big Buddha

On Koh Samui's northern coast you will encounter the well-known Big Buddha and the temple compound in which it stands. This is probably the island's most renowned landmark, as the huge golden statue is visible from a long distance away. You will see that the temple compound where it stands features an array of various shrines as well as a number of smaller Buddha statues. Visitors will also find a charming market where you will find a selection of souvenirs including lucky talismans in addition to a number of stalls selling foods. You will see that a steady stream of Buddhist worshippers arrives at the Big Buddha statue to light incense and make various offerings.

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Hin Yai and Hin Ta

When it comes to the creations of nature you will find that Koh Samui features many natural wonders. One of these is the Hin Yai and Hin Ta rocks which have become something of a popular tourist attraction in Koh Samui. You will see that these geological features greatly resemble the female and male genitalia. Referred to affectionately as the Grandma and Grandpa Rocks, these wonders of nature never fail to strike the imagination of the visitor. You will also be able to enjoy the splendid views that can be experienced from this location. As you explore these Koh Samui attractions a choice of accommodation that you may consider would be a luxury hotel in Koh Phangan such as the attractively located Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas.

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Namuang Waterfall

Despite the fact that Koh Samui features a number of waterfalls, the well-known Namuang waterfalls are considered to be the most appealing visually. 'Namuang' in fact refers to the huge purplish rocks that can be seen at the site of the falls. You will see that the tree roots and rocks combine to create a natural stairway which will lead you to the foot of the waterfall known as Namuang 1; beneath the falls you will notice a sizable pool. However, it is Namuang 2 which is regarded as the finest waterfall in the island.

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Wat Khunaram Mummy Monk

The most renowned feature at Wat Khunaram is its famed mummified Buddhist monk. At this temple, you will see the mummified remains of Luang Pordaeng, a monk who passed away more than two decades ago. According to his wishes, the monk's body has been placed within a specially created glass casing to remain as an example of Buddhist teachings for future generations. You will see that the body of the monk has remained remarkably free of the indications of decay. In the course of time, this mummified monk has become an icon for devotees as well as a popular attraction for visitors.

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