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Attractions in Koh Samui to Visit – Holiday Fun

Koh Samui, part of the Mu Koh Samui Archipelago is 25 km across at its widest point. For its compact size it is stuffed full of attractions that appeal to the whole family.


Samui Beaches

Samui is a popular holiday destination on account of its beaches. Chaweng and Lamai on Samui's east coast are the busiest. Mae Nam beach is child friendly. Bang Rak, Bo Phut and Choeng Mon on Samui's northern coast are quiet. Lipa Noi is easily accessed being by the roadside. Nathon is a busy beach on account of the port there. Bang Kao is quiet and picturesque beach. For those who want to enjoy a beach destination Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa among popular Koh Samui hotels provides the ideal base. Luxurious accommodation combined with a host of activities enable guests to have memorable holidays here.


Angthong Marine National park

The national park close to Koh Samui is a great attraction. 42 tiny limestone forested islands some rising 400 meters have hidden coves, isolated beaches, caves, lakes and mangroves. Emerald Lake in the middle of Ko Mae Ko Island is the most popular attraction here.



Namuang I & II near Ban Thurian are the best known waterfalls in Koh Samui. Namuang I by the roadside, falling 18 meters is the smaller of the two. The water cascades into a pool making it a popular place to take a dip. Namuang II cascades 80 meters. A 30 minute downhill hike is needed to get to it. Hin Lad waterfall is about 3 km from Nathon beach. Samui Hin and Khowyai are the other waterfalls.


Crocodile Farm

For those who can put up with reptiles the crocodile farm in Bophut Samui has several types of crocodiles and have shows where trainers execute dangerous stunts with the crocodiles and visitors can get close up views of the performances. The farm has several other animals on its premises and is also well known for its snake shows.


Elephant Trekking

Elephant Trekking is one way of enjoying the magnificent scenery of Koh Samui. Visitors can also learn about elephant conservation and how they are looked after. The Namuang Safari Park offers elephant safaris and elephant shows.


Big Buddha

This 12 meter high gold painted statue of the seated Buddha can be seen from several kilometers away. There are shrines and other smaller statues on the temple premises. The small market by the temple sells charms, souvenirs and food.


Wat Khurnaram

For those interested in looking at mummified remains, then this is the place for them. The 30 years old mummified remains of Loung Pordang who was a monk in the temple is placed on display in a glass case.


Koh Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

Situated in Lamai the aquarium has an excellent collection of marine creatures ranging from turtles, to sharks, colourful reef fish among others and the zoo part of it has a collection of Bengal tigers, leopards and exotic birds.