Jan 092013
 

This is a free guest post contributed by Amrita Barnwal.

Koh Samui is the third largest island of Thailand, situated in the gulf of the city. With panoramic views of palm trees, the lush green dense forests and mesmerizing waterfalls, the place enjoys the reputation of being a great place of travel & tourism. The city offers something for everyone as it is full of crowded beaches where you can visit most gorgeous tourists in enjoying sunbathe on clear seas. It also features various secluded spots where serenity and privacy gives maximum peace to your mind and you can escape the sun in simple yet relaxing cottages.

The scenic beauty of the place is so appealing that some travelers come with a plan to stay a week in this city but can’t stop themselves from staying months even. It is exclusive among all other islands of Thailand that has a special appeal for everyone. It gives a distinctive calm ambiance to all its visitors to make it stand apart from other. Everyone is welcome. If you are bored with lounging on the beach, the city has lots of tourist attractions that enhance the charm of the island. Surprisingly, the list of the tourist attractions of Koh Samaui is very long and you will be tired of visiting them all together. For visiting all the attractions of the city, explore flight booking websites to identify cheap flights to this city. Here is the list of the places that you can visit.

Big Buddha: It is situated on the northern coast of Koh Samui. One of the most prominent landmarks of the city, this 12-meter high golden Buddha is an excellent marvel that is visible from the several kilometers far. The Big Buddha sits in the Mara posture. Its left palm is on the lap and the right one is facing down with the fingers hanging over the knee. The temple in which this shrine is located, you can see many other shrines and small symbolic Buddha.

Hin Ta and Hin Yai: Hin Ta and Hin Yai is an unusual naturally beautiful sight that features some charming rock formations on Koh Samui’s south coast. These stone formations have been discovered by the locals several years ago. This is a perfect example of how nature imitates art. In Thailand, these rocks are known as Grandpa (Ta) and Grandma (Yai).

Ang Thong National Marine Park: Ang Thong National Marine Park is situated in the Gulf of Thailand with lofty sandstone mountains, dense forests, white sandy beaches, lush mangroves, cascading waterfalls and unseen bays and lakes for exploring. This marine park is a protected area that features more than 100 square kilometers of land and sea. It is a home to variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. You can enjoy here various activities like snorkeling, hiking, sea kayaking, sea-diving and sailing. You can also relax on one of its calm beaches.

Secret Buddha Garden: Situated high in the hills of Koh Samui’s interior, Secret Buddha Garden offers the tourists mesmerizing views and rare collection of statues in a dense green forest. The statues portray various animals, deities and humans in different poses. It has a calm and relaxing atmosphere that is enhanced with waterfalls.

Wat Plai Laem: Wat Plai Laem is a living and active Buddhist temple that is situated on the North-East coast of the city. It features an attractive white 18-arm statue of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Here devotees come every day to worship to Guanyin and the Buddha. It is comparatively a new temple that uses several art techniques in its creation. To enhance the tranquility of this temple, a lake is built that is heaving with several fishes.

Apart from this, there are several other tourist attractions in the Koh Samui that you can visit while you are holidaying here.

Author Bio:

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Amrita Barnwal is a passionate travel blogger associated with EaseMyTrip.com. She is English Literature graduate and postgraduate in Journalism & Mass Communication. Amrita wishes to explore various beautiful places of the world and wants to share her travel experiences with rest of the world. She has written about different aspects of travel and tourism. Her passion for writing and traveling both brings enough of satisfaction in her life that has gradually enhanced her skills for this industry. She maintains her own travel blogs, EaseMyTripTravelBlog.com and BookEasyTripTravelBlog.com to share innovative holidaying ideas, travel experiences and views on best tourist destinations.

  3 Responses to “Things to Visit in Koh Samui”

  1. Hi Amrita. You’ve put together a great post here! Samui is such a beautiful island – it’s no wonder it’s proving a hit with tourists. Wonderful beaches, relaxed bars and shops, and the night life can’t be beat.

    Best wishes, Alex

  2. It is great to read this as I’ve heard that Koh Samui is much nicer than the more popular Phuket. Would you have any pictures to show us how beautiful it is?

    • Hi, Thanks for the visit. I have not been to Koh Samui, so I do not have pictures. This is a guest post. I hope, the author must have some. Let us wait. Alternatively, why not to Google with Google images? There are plenty of pictures of this beautiful place.

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