Looking for a relaxing weekend destination? Pick Thailand’s third largest island, Koh Samui. The striking island will definitely keep your hands full for a two-day trip. Here are some heavenly attractions nestled in this beautiful island that are admired by travellers from all over the world.
Na Muang Waterfall
The mystifying Na Muang Waterfall is truly an inescapable beauty on the island. It is located around 12 kilometres towards the south-east of Nathon Bay. Plunge into the cool waters that flow down with dazzling hues of purple. Travellers can also enjoy at the elephant safari camp nearby.
Don’t miss out on the awe-inspiring Big Buddha statue. Situated on the north east of the Big Buddha Beach, the famous statue is visible from miles afar. Take the stairs to admire the beauty and the grandness of the statue from close quarters. Known as ‘Wat Phra Yai’ in local language, it is a 12 metre high landmark built in the year 1972.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
Listed amongst the most beautiful marine parks across the globe, Ang Thong National Marine Park is a faultless archipelago of 42 islands. Each of these stunning islands is marked by the raw beauty of nature. Enjoy activities such as kayaking, swimming, hiking and snorkelling in the turquoise waters of these islands. Dive in to capture breathtaking views of marine life.
Samui Aquarium & Tiger Show
Enjoy close encounters with exotic wildlife, marine life and birds at the popular Samui Aquarium & Tiger Show. A renowned attraction in Koh Samui, it indeed offers a lovely ambiance filled with excitement and lots of rejuvenating sights. Spot the colourful marine life of the Gulf of Thailand such as leopard sharks, nurse sharks, manta rays, catfish and sea turtles. Visit the zoo to witness leopards and Bengal tigers. Enjoy the daily live Tiger show which showcases thrilling feats of strength.
Secret Buddha Garden
Travel to the hills in Koh Samui to discover the beautiful world of Secret Buddha Garden. It offers majestic and mystifying views of a remarkable collection of preserved statues. The statues were created by a fruit farmer named Nim Nim Thongsuk. He kept on carving these magnificent statues until his death at 91 years of age. The surrounding lush tropical jungle does its bit to make this place highly soothing.