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8 Surprises Tucked Away in Koh Samui – Discovering the wonders of breathtaking Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an enchanting little island adorned with a myriad of hidden treasures. If you want to fall in love with this destination below are some profound attractions that must not be missed.

1

The history museum

If you thought Koh Samui is just a pretty face, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. An island etched with history, there is much you can learn from the yesteryears of this destination. If you want a good dose of age-old Samui, the history museum is a great place to explore. A well-equipped attraction from here you can learn all about how Koh Samui evolved to become what it is today. The many artefacts exhibited here include even simple everyday items such as pots, pans and clothes giving visitors an authentic journey into the past of Koh Samui.

2

Wat Pla Liem

Unlike ordinary Buddhist temples in Samui, the Buddha statue found here is considered unique for it has a striking resemblance to a Hindu God. The 18 arm statue of Guanyin is definitely a statue worthy of admiration. Guanyin is considered the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion and the ambience surrounding the temple and its vicinity perfectly resonates with the essence of this Goddess. Located in the northeast region of Samui, the Wat Pla Liem is one of the most tranquil attractions in the area so if you are looking for a dose of calm after a busy day exploring Samui, this is one of the best Koh Samui attractions you should head to.

3

Secret Buddha Garden

Adorned with majestic scenery and an almost mysterious ambience this temple actually feels like a secret Buddhist Garden. Located high on the hills of the heart of Samui this temple flaunts some of the most unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding. The statues here are rather unusual which makes this place even more interesting.

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Ang Thong National Park

The Ang Thong National Marine Park consists of 42 islands clustered so perfectly in the Gulf of Thailand. Featuring tropical forests, limestone massifs and several breathtaking beaches, this is definitely one attraction that must be explored no matter where you are based on the island. Since it is located in close proximity to Koh Samui, the Ang thong can be accessed from most resorts so whether you are at Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas or any other place in Koh Samui, try and have your excursion arranged for you. The marine park has a rich variety of wildlife and among the inhabitants here are the Asian long-tailed monkey, pacific reef egrets, white-bellied sea eagles, ashy drongos and pythons. Be its flora, fauna or some breathtaking scenery, this is one attraction that has it all.

5

Namuang Waterfall

The Namuang is not only the largest waterfall on the island; it is also considered the most impressive. These falls are made of 2 separate cascades; one which drops off 80 meters and the other over 20 meters. The 20 metre fall is more popularly known for its pool which is actually excellent for swimming. The falls have both a majestic and a scenic appearance and are the most visited waterfalls in the island.