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Most Amazing things to do on Koh Samui - Wander and Discover

Koh Samui is a wonderland for eager tourists where sublime natural beauty competes with a number of wonders that humans have brought into being.

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Visit the Ang Thong National Marine Park

Spectacular limestone mountains, an artistic tangle of mangroves, beaches that are white and beautiful as well as a jungle that looks like something out of the Jungle Book make up the archipelago (42 islands) that is called the Ang Thong National Marine Park. The marine park is situated quite close to Koh Samui, which makes it an appealing holiday activity for visitors staying at Koh Samui hotels. Visitors can explore a range of wildlife and wonder at the beauty of marine life within the 100 square kilometres stretch that is the protected the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Don't forget to explore the waterfalls and a number of hidden coves.

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Pay homage to the Big Buddha Shrine

The Big Buddha shrine is one of the best-known landmarks in Koh Samui. The golden statue of Buddha (12 meters high) is visible from afar. Once visitors enter the area, they can see that there are a number of smaller shrines located in the area. You can purchase a lucky charm or two at the market nearby or tuck into delicious Thai fare sold at the same market.

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Take a look at Hin Ta and Hin Yai

Hin Ta and Hin Yai are rocks that are shaped like male and female genitalia. Someone with a sense of humour has named these rocks Grandpa (Hin Ta) and Grandma (Hin Yai) rocks. These natural formations are one of those rare moments when nature seems to have imitated art.

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Greet Turtles in Koh Tao

Koh Tao translates to English as 'Turtle Island' and it is one of the most sought-after scuba diving destinations in Thailand. The silky stretch of beach that flanks, the turquoise depths where coral reefs make a pleasant home for many vibrant sea creatures. And yes, Turtles are amongst those sea creatures. This one is one of the must-visit destinations in Koh Samui for anyone interested in the effervescent seas and its inhabitants.

5

Feel refreshed near the Na Muang Waterfall

While Koh Samui is blessed with a number of waterfalls, Na Muang is the fairest of them all. Holidaymakers staying at the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort can reach this waterfall within twenty odd minutes. You will love the descent towards the base of the waterfall shaped out of rocks and tree roots. The natural pool at the base of the waterfall is a refreshing sight. The name Na Muang refers to the purple rock near the waterfall.

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Visit the Secret Buddha Garden

Secluded in the tall peaks of Koh Samui, this attraction offers an arresting spectacle as well as a curious collection of statues tucked away in a jungle. An old Koh Samui fruit farmer named Nim Thongsuk created this garden in 1976 when he built a number of statues in his family garden.