Koh Samui, one of the virgin islands in the tropical land of Thailand, is a land of verdant rainforests, azure waters, pristine beaches, riveting waterfalls, exquisite monuments, and luxurious resorts.
Holiday makers from all around the world get this splendid opportunity to delve into myriad activities including fishing, speedboat cruising, water skiing, scuba diving, hiking, trekking, and a host of other transfixing sports.
For those not fascinated by these adventure sports can simply laze on the white sand-washed beaches and enjoy the rhythm of the waves which soothe the senses immensely. Some picture perfect moments to spend in the company of someone you love!
Graced with natural landscapes and man-made wonders, the only thing in Koh Samui that one may fall short of, is the time to explore this island.
What all to explore?
All the first timers or even the ardent repeated travellers must explore every corner of this exhilarating island. A holiday in this entrancing land is incomplete without a trip to the following must-visit sites:
Namuang Waterfall Namtok Namuang, or the ‘Purple Waterfalls’, gets their name from the prominent purple shade of the rocks they pour on. A set of two waterfalls – Namuang 1 and Namuang 2 – surrounded by verdant jungles, offer a great visual treat.
The Big Buddha: The 12-meter golden statue of a sitting Lord Buddha, is not worth a miss. At sunset, the glitter of artificial lights makes this place all the more sublime and exotic.
Hin Lad waterfall: Evergreen tropical jungles and a forest monastery surround this 30-meter high waterfall. A tantalizing place for picnics, the waterfall serves as a clean, cool pool for a refreshing swim.
Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram: The Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is a spine-tingling sight. The body of monk Luong Pordaeng, preserved for over 40 years in a glass chamber, is an unusual spectacle. The body which has not suffered from much decay is an inspiration for the followers of Buddhism.
Samui Aquarium with Tiger Show: The Samui Aquarium offers its guests a gripping up-close view of colourful marine life, vibrant birds, and wonderful wildlife. With an array of animals, the zoo, with its Royal Bengal Tigers, leopards, and more, allures visitors of all age groups.
A holiday to this magnetic place, that has gained the excellent reputation of an immaculate tropical heaven for tourists from around the world, will be incomplete without a visit to some more spots like:
- The mesmerizing Secret Buddha Garden.
- The intriguing Snake Farm
- The beguiling Butterfly Garden.
- The awe-inspiring Secret Hall of Buddha.
- The enigmatic Hin Ta Hin Yai.
Some Interesting Facts about Koh Samui:
- Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest Island.
- The word ‘Koh’ means Island and ‘Samui’means Safe Haven.
- Major part of the centre of the island is an uninhabitable jungle.
- The island did not have roads until the early 1970s.
This is the perfect time and weather to be in this tropical paradise and spend some romantic moments in some secluded corner of Koh Samui.