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Hidden Attractions in Koh Samui - Discover the best-kept secrets of the tropical island paradise

Azure waters, epic beaches and dense forests—the myriad of natural wonders in Koh Samui attract tourists in droves to its tropical paradise nestled in the Gulf of Thailand. Nevertheless, travellers with an appetite for adventure can take the road less travelled for the island's best-kept secrets.

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Overlap Stone - Marvel at the bizarre natural phenomenon

Sitting on a large boulder in a precarious equilibrium, Overlap Stone welcomes adventurous tourists to Koh Samui to experience its bizarre natural phenomenon. While the landmark alone is a sight to behold, the scenic beauty of Lamai Beach in the backdrop also adds to the scene, affording some of the most breathtaking views on the island. The trek that leads to the Overlap Stone might not be the most convenient, but it'd be well worth it once you reach your destination. As you take in the gorgeous surrounding, remember to snap a few pictures of the Overlap Stone for your 'gram.

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Wat Khunaram - Behold the revered mummified monk

One of the most spellbinding cultural attractions on the island of Koh Samui, Wat Khunaram is a Buddhist temple on Lamai beach, renowned for its revered mummified monk. Luong Pordaeng passed away in 1973 and has been spending his afterlife on display at Wat Khunaram since in the same meditation position he took his last breath. It is fascinating how the body remains unaffected, showing little to no signs of decay, for decades, which the locals believe is a miracle of the Buddhist faith.

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Silver Beach - Savour a dose of sun, sand and sea

For an island ringed by a slew of picture-postcard beaches, no trip to Koh Samui would ever be complete without some blissful beach time on the itinerary, especially if you are staying at one of the finest seaside Koh Samui resorts, including the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. Spanning 250 metres of pristine white sand on the scenic Thong Takhian Bay to the north of Lamai Beach, Silver Beach is one of the quieter and serene beaches on the island to savour a dose of sun, sand and sea without thronging crowds. Have a dip in the alluring waters, unwind under palms and lose yourself in the tranquil aura.

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Na Muang Waterfall 2 - Indulge in a slice of beauty and nature

Na Muang waterfall is not one but two waterfalls, where waterfall 1 is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Koh Samui and waterfall 2 is one that will excite the adventurous traveller in search of hidden gems on the idyllic tropical island. While the waterfall alone is sure to treat you to a slice of beauty and nature, the trek that leads to the falls is also equally exciting.

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Secret Buddha Garden - Lose yourself in complete tranquillity

Perched atop Pom Mountain, Secret Buddha Garden is home to a countless array of Buddha statues and other sculptures. Let both your feet and mind take a wander through the serene park and lose yourself in complete tranquillity.