4 Can’t-Miss Attractions in Koh Samui, Thailand

Top 4 spots in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Koh Samui, Thailand. Photo by Tudor Adrian on Unsplash

While most people know Koh Samui, Thailand for its stunning palm tree-edged beaches and blue, crystal clear waters, the island also has picturesque mountains, rainforests, and coconut groves, begging to be explored. With so much to see and do, make the most out of your vacation by visiting these top four spots.

Big Buddha

This large 12-meter-high Buddha sitting in the Mara position is located at Wat Phra Yai Temple. Smaller, equally as beautiful Buddhas can also be found in the temple complex including one depicting the Maitreya of the Future.

Na Muang Waterfalls

Why go to one waterfall when you can see two? Na Muang Waterfalls has two waterfalls with relaxing pools that are perfect for taking a swim or soaking up some sun.

Chaweng Beach

Koh Samui’s most popular beach is Chaweng Beach and it’s great for sunbathing or swimming. When the sun sets, make sure to check out the surrounding nightlife which Chaweng is known for.

Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Animal lovers have to check out this elephant sanctuary which treats elephants ethically and leaves them in their natural habitat. It’s inspired by the famous Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai.