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Some Things You Will Experience in Koh Samui – A Unique Experience in the Tropics

Between all the buzzing markets, stunning beaches and the vantage points that offer mesmerising views in Koh Samui lies the ultimate vacation destination. Here are the top things to look forward to.


The stunning beaches

The stunning beaches in Koh Samui deserve credit for making this tropical paradise one of the best vacation destinations in the world. And just as there are calm and serene coastlines in Koh Samui, there are also busy and crowded beaches that welcome families and those who are looking to soak up with the culture of the city. Two of the most loved beaches are Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach, which are found in the eastern region of the island. The surrounding cities also feature many things to do for families as well as solo travellers. If you are looking to spend some tranquil time on a beach and enjoy a serene time, you can include Maenam or the Bophut Beaches in your travel checklist.


The Ornate temples

Just as Koh Samui attracts serious beach lovers and those planning to enjoy a luxurious time in a Koh Samui villa resort, it is also buzzing with curious travellers on the lookout for stimulating cultural exposure. The many ornate temples in Koh Samui is something you should not miss out on. If you are based in accommodation such as Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort do not miss out on visiting locales like Wat Plai Laem that is located less than 15 minutes away.


Busy streets

Do not let the sandy beaches and the wondrous religious sites in Koh Samui stop you from shopping in the crowded Thai markets. There are few markets spread across the island where you can find a plethora of bargains on different types of merchandise including souvenirs, clothing and more. Gear up in your comfortable clothes and get ready to spend some money while exploring these beautiful streets, especially on the irresistible mouthwatering street food.


Vantage points to die for

With diverse terrains, Koh Samui is famous for its many hills that offer wonderful vantage points. If you are planning to take a few strolls through the less travelled pathways in the island, you can witness many picture worthy sights that you would cherish for years to come. Make sure you include options the likes of Samui Viewpoint that is found in between Lamai and Chaweng in your vacation checklist. Valentine Stone is also another frequented viewpoint in the island and you can take a break to enjoy some delicious refreshments from the small café located halfway to the viewpoint.


The Magic Garden

Also known as Secret Buddha Garden, the Tarnim Magic Garden is found atop a hill towards the centre of the island. The road found on the opposite side of Wat Khunaram leads to the hill where the Magic Garden is situated. Although the Tarnim Magic Garden is popular for its many statues of Lord Buddha, the garden also features depictions of things ranging from animals to mythical beings.