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 Samui Attractions & Temples


Buddhism Temples & Riligious

Wat Phra Yai and Big Buddha     

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Samui's most popular attraction, The Big Buddha sitting 15 meters tall was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. This monumental landmark is placed on the island's Northern shore.

 

Kunaram Temple - Mummified Monk

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Namuang Waterfall is located 10 km south from Nathon at Ban Thurian. There are 2 waterfalls. Na Muang one is 18 meter high and can be reached by vehicle.
Na Muang two is about 80 meters high and can only be reached by a 30 minute walk. The waterfalls are the most scenic on the island

 
 

 

Coral Buddha

Formerly one of Samui's main attractions, this small, dilapidated statue is now only visited by Buddhist devotees. Although it is in a state of disrepair, the Coral Buddha is still revered and is a place of worship for the monks from nearby Wat Sumret. The only direction sign is a small tatty board parallel to the road which is easy to miss when driving past. It is on the 4169 ring-road approximately 800 meters West of Hua Thanon.

Sumret Temple

wat sumretPart of Wat Sumret, this building contains many different Buddha images. One is in the reclining position and the tallest, which stands three meters, was transported all the way from India. Wat Sumret is down the second concrete road on the left, 800 meters West of Hua Thanon on the 4169 ring-road.

 
 

 

The Leam Sor Chedi

laem sor chedi samuiIn the grounds of Wat Laem Sor, this ornately designed Chedi (Pagoda) sits at the rocky water's edge. Covered in countless small yellow tiles, it appears golden when viewed from a short distance. It's at the far South of the island off the 4170 road between Ban Tale and Ban Pang Ka. Follow the track with a sign that reads "Waikiki Bungalows", and It's at the end of that.


Buddha's Footprint

buddha footprint samuiThere are actually four foot-prints here, superimposed one on another. Each one is artistically en-graved. They are housed in a modest shrine 150 steps up a steep hill, which also offers a great view across the plains to the mountains opposite, and to the sea over the tree tops. Buddha's Footprint is not signposted but can be found by going up a concrete slope on the left, two kilometers West of the turnoff for the Butterfly Garden on the 4170 road.

 
 

 

Wat Khao Chedi

Wat khao ChediAlso in the Wat Laem Sor grounds, but a fair distance away lies the Khao (mountain) Chedi. Until a few months ago, this ruined monument had been forgotten about for many years. Now, the overgrown path leading to the chedi has been cleared and there's easy access. About 300 meters West of the Laem Sor Chedi there is a hill. At the base of the hill a small hut can be seen, and 100 meters to the right of this dwelling, the path is visible. It leads to a stairway which takes about 10 minutes to climb. At the top, the peaceful ruins of the Khao Chedi greet the intrepid explorer. The panorama of Laem Sor Bay and the nearby islands from here is breathtaking.

Wat Sila Ngu

wat sila nguSaid to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha, the golden chedi facing the temple's entrance is a popular place of worship. Many local travelling shows and even visiting TV stars sometimes use the temple grounds here for their performances. Wat Sila Ngu is on the 4169 ring-road, one kilometer South of Hin-Ta Hin-Yai on the beach side of the road.

 
 

 

Wat Kiri Wongkaram

  wat kiri wongkaramThe mummified body of the Buddhist monk Loung Por Ruam can be viewed here in a glass case. He was placed in it upon his death 25 years ago and his body is still in remarkably good condition. The temple can be located by following the 4170 road South from Ban Saket and then turning right between tow giant elephant statues. It is a further kilometer along this road on the right hand side.    

Wat Plai Laem

wat plai laemWat Plai Laem is located in the north of Samui on road 4171 from Big Buddha to Choeng Mon Beach. The temple is famous for the hundreds of big fish enjoying their live in the lake of the temple and waiting to be fed (Food for the fish is available at the temple for a small donation of 10 Baht per pack). Wat Plai Laem is one of the most colorful temple on Samui and features an 18 arms strong Buddha statue set in the middle of the lake.

 

 

 

Samui Attractions

The Big Buddha

 

Namuang Waterfall

 

 
 

Hin Lad Waterfall

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Hin Lad Waterfall is located 2 km south of Nathon Town.He can be reached by a 3-4 kilometer walk down a country foot walk. In evergreen, rain forest setting with palms and creepers, the waterfall have several levels with a cool pool for a fresh water swim.

 

Canopy Adventures - Secret Falls Koh Samui
Cable Rides Rainforest Tour;

canopyAn adventure you'll never forget.
Flora, Fauna, waterfalls and an adventure
you'll never forget!
-  6 Different treehouses
-  6 Separate cable ride for over
   500 meters of excitement
-  Waterfalls & fantastic views
-  Jungle "Hammock" Bar
-  No experience necessary
-  Free shuttle every hour

 

 
 

Hin Ta - Hin Ya

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Strangely shaped rocks at south Lamai.
A local story tells of an old couple whose ship was wrecked in the bay. Their body's were washed ashore to create the rocks


 

Magic Buddha Garden

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The magic Buddha garden is hidden in the hills of Samui. You can see several statues, temples and waterfalls which are build by one man in the last 20 years.

 

 
 

Ancient House

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A house made of teakwood without any nails at Ban Thale is the oldest house on the island. It was built approximately 150 years ago, is constructed of teak planks and shows off many beautiful woodcarvings.

 

Butterfly Garden

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Na Tian Butterfly Garden is situated at the bottom of the hill south of the island. Apart from the numerous species of butterflies on display, there are also other interesting features in the garden: The bee house, a Thai style house which allows the visitor to observe the activities of bees. The insect museum, rare insects from Thailand and other countries are displayed here.

 

 
 

Snake Farm

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A definite must see for all those visiting the island. Shows featuring snakes indigenous to Samui as well as Centipede, Scorpion and Cock Fighting shows. Informative and entertaining. Great for the entire family and worth looking for. Follow the signs seen throughout the island. Show times are 11.00 and 14.00 everyday.

 

Scuba Diving

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Diving, snorkeling, fishing. There are many scuba diving schools located around Samui, offering a wide range of dive facilities. There are also tours available for snorkeling, fishing and excursions. The area of Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Angthong Marine National Park are very famous dive places.

 

 
 

Paradise Park Farm

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Samui's lates and biggest attraction! Set on 20 acres of land, Paradise Park Farm is a spectacle. Spend a day, or two, in the cool air of Samui's highest mountain covered by tropical rainforest. Surround yourself by water falls, small rivers, canyons and exotic birds and wildlife.

 

Dining and restaurants.

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The Seafood is well known in Samui. Restaurant around the island offer Thai-, European-food and other specialties. You should also try the large range of tropical fruits and a fresh coconut.

 

 
 

Samui nightlife

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Bars, cabarets shows and discos are mainly in Chaweng and Lamai located. Green Mango, Raggae Pub and Full Circle are the main discotheques.

 

Samui Go Kart

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Located close to Chaweng this simple Go Kart track has two types of karts available, a slow kart and a fast kart. The slow kart will cost you a staggering 300 Baht for 10 minutes and the fast kart 400 Baht for 10 Minutes. If you want additional time then discounts are not given but extra time is offered as an incentive. For example pay for 20 minutes at full rate and get 24 minutes in retur.

 

 
 

Thai Boxing

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The undisputed national sport of Thailand, a Muay Thai professional bout can be seen at the Chaweng Stadium every Monday and Friday, while the Lamai stadium stages fights every Saturday.

 

RB Samui

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The "Coolest and Newest" adventure on Samui. Completely safe and fun for all ages. As seen on TV. No experience necessary.
Enjoy the Ride.

Located at the new "Bophut Hills Golf Club"

 

 
 
   
 
 
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