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Top Touristy Things to Do in Koh Samui – Enjoying the tourist attractions!

If you are planning to holiday in Koh Samui there are so many different places to visit, explore and take a look at as a tourist and there are some locations that you should definitely not miss if you are planning to visit Koh Samui for the very first time. Here are some of the most touristy attractions you will find here!


Big Buddha Statue

If you are visiting the island for the first time, you are bound to look forward to the experience of peering over from the airplane to look at the stunning Big Buddha Statue. The Big Buddha Statue is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Koh Samui and there are people who come to Koh Samui from around the world just so they can witness the stunning twelve metre tall statue.


Hin Ta and Hin Yai

Hin Ta and Hin Yai are rock formations that are known to be in the form of a man's and woman's genitalia. Legend has it that there were two individuals; Ta Kreng and Yai Riem, who were travelling to a different province to request Ta Monglai to allow his daughter to marry their song but legend has it that the boat crashed and the old couple died and turned into stone.


Namuang Waterfall

If you are a nature lover you are bound to love the experience you will enjoy when you explore the wilderness when going to the top of the Namuang Waterfall. While there are two waterfalls by the same name known as Namuang 1 and Namuang 2 the road leading to the second one is a little steeper and tedious. If you want to find out details you can request your hotel or resort such as Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort to give you recommendations for tour guides that can arrange the hike for you.


Visit the Ladyboys at Chaweng Beach

If you are visiting Koh Samui you are definitely visiting Chaweng beach resorts and the attractions in the vicinity which will include a performance by the Ladyboys at Chaweng Beach. There are many shows that are performed on daily basis by different groups and artists so you can pick and choose which one you want to experience.


Visit the Secret Buddha Garden

Set away from populated locations in Koh Samui the Secret Buddha Garden is a location that is perfect for those who wish to explore a tourist attraction that is away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Created by Nim Thongsuk where he started collecting different Buddha statues in the garden of the house his family lived at has now become a popular tourist attraction.


Visit the new temple at Wat Plai Laem

It is no secret there are numerous temples in Koh Samui but there are some temples that gain more attention and attraction from tourists. The new temple in Wat Plai Laem is built according to the practices that have been maintained for centuries but the main attraction is a statue of Guanyin Guanyin known to be the goddess of Mercy and Compassion that has 18 arms.


Learn about Thai-Chinese culture at Wat Jee Kong

Chaweng Beach is the location Chinese immigrants chose to set up when they came to the island many years ago. The immigrants built a stunning temple that holds Chinese decorations and architecture which has now become a famous tourist attraction.