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What to see

Chaweng Beach

Religious:
1. Wat Buntharikaram
Location : Opposite Pank Bua Fresh Market, near Chaweng lake, Koh Samui, 84320 Thailand

2. Wat Sawang Arom
Location : Chaweng, Samui Ring Road, Bo Phut, Moo 2, Tambon Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84320 Thailand.
Tel: 077-422220.

3. Catholic Church Chaweng
Location : Chaweng center

4. Phra Chikong Ko Samui Shrine
A small but beautiful and colorful decorated temple
Location : Chaweng center, next to Laem Din Market, Near Le Murraya Resort

5. Wat Khao Hua Juk
Wat Khao Hua Juk is located on the hillside above northern Chaweng, Near Q Bar. From here you have good views over the Samui Airport to Koh Phangan and the Chaweng Lake area. The temple houses a replica of Buddha's footprint.
Location : On the hillside above northern Chaweng, Near Q Bar.

Lamai Beach

Religious:
1. Wat Sila Ngu
Said 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.
Location : on the 4169 ring-road, one kilometer South of Hin-Ta Hin-Yai

2. Lamai Temple
The Lamai Temple has played host to temple fairs along with weddings, funerals and various religious festivals. It features concerts, fariground games, food and an outdoor cinema. The temple fairs are week-long celebration and are worth seeing if you happen to be in Lamai during one. The Cultural Hall within the temple contains a collection of artifacts from Samui's past.
Location : Lamai Ring Road Centered Lamai

3. Sawadee Shrine
The Brahma of Sawadee is an important being..a central image for reverence and faith. The number of visitors is rising every day because people have faith in His greatness extending out kindness and mercifulness and thus creating happiness and peacefulness to to those coming to pay Him respect.
Located : Samui ring road Lamai, near IT Complex Samui, Koh Samui


Viewpoint:
1. Grandfather rock (Hinta Hinya)
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
Location : Between Lamai and Hua Thanon

2. Overlap Stone
An unusual balancing rock in Koh Samui, Thailand. About 150 metres above sea level overlooking Hua Thanon. The panoramic view over Lamai Bay and the east coast of Koh Samui is simply breathtaking.
Location : on the 4169 ring-road.


Other:
1. Samui Museum
This small museum houses a small but interesting collection of goods and possessions that belonged to the Samui-folk of past generations.
Location : on the 4169 ring-road. in Wat Lamai

Bophut Beach

Religious:
1. Wat Bophut Tharam
Location : The intersection between the road coming from chaweng and the coastal road of Bophut.

Viewpoint:
1. Jungle Route 360
Jungle Route 360 Strangely Jungle route 360 was born in 2015 raised by the tropical Samui Jungle and the red sand mountain. Located on the highest place of the Island (610metters), we offer you the most breathtaking show you ever seen. Day & night The 360* viewpoint of Thailand will fascinate you. Sunset, Sunrise, Koh Phangan, Main land, Angthong Marine Park, 5 Islands and all the Samui life activity are on the menu to enhance your meal. This magnificent painting is sublimate by a legendary Thai hospitality and traditional delicious food. All the products are selected on order, for ensure the best taste and quality of the dishes. Our main goal is not to provide to you a simple dinner. We want you to remember this adventure for the On the actual crisis of environment, we decided to create a natural paradise. We use only ecologic materials for ensure our activity (Solar energy, recycle water and paper, recycle bin ) and all our staff Jungle route 360 is definitely a unique destination to visit in Koh Samui.


Other:
1. Samui Natural History Museum
Location : Bophut

Maenam Beach

Religious:
1. Wat Na Phra Lan
Location : Samui Ring Road, Mae Nam Moo 4, Tambon Mae Nam Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84330 Thailand. Tel: 0 7742 5387

2. Wat Srisuwanaram
Location : Maename

3. Wat Phu Khao Thong
Location : Samui Ring Road, Mae Nam, Moo 1, Tambon Mae Nam, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84330 Thailand. Tel: 077-425125.

4. Chinese Temple
A small Chinese temple is located on the Maenam Beach. It's a beautiful temple on the beach.
Location : Maename Beach

Big Buddha Beach

Religious:
1. Big Buddha (Phra Yai Ko Fan)

This temple is the home of Koh Samui's most famous landmark the Big Buddha. Most Visitors come to marvel at the sheer size and beauty of this remarkable statue at some point during their holiday. Visible from several kilometers away and even from the air when arriving on or leaving the island , the 12 meter tall golden image stands proud.
Location : northern coast of Koh Samui, near the airport

2. Wat Bang Rak - Wat Bencha Thammaram
Location : northern coast of Koh Samui, near Big Buddha Pier.



Choengmon Beach

Religious:
1. Wat Plai Laem
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.
Location : north of Samui on road 4171 from Big Buddha to Choeng Mon Beach





North Coast (Bang Po Beach , Ban Tai )

Religious:
1. Hailam Nathon Shrine
Location : Nathon

2. Catholic Church
Location : Nathon

3. Wat Si Thawip
Location : Thaweeratphakdee Road, Nathon. oo 3, Tambon Angthong,Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand.
Tel: 077-236152.

4. Wat Chaeng
Location :Thaweeratphakdee Road, Nathon. Moo 3, Tambon Angthong, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand.

5. Wat Kungkaram
Location : Thaweeratphakdee Road, Nathon, Moo 1, Tambon Angthong, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand..
Tel: 077-234063.

6. Wat Hin Lat
Location : 2 km south of Nathon Town, Near Hin Lat Waterfall


Waterfalls:
1. Hin Lat Waterfall
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.
Location : 2 km. south of Nathon Town


Other:
1. Magic Garden
The "Magic Garden" or "Secret Buddha Garden" is located in the hills of Samui. A Samuian fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, started to build the garden in 1976 when he was 77 years old. To get there is a bit difficult as the only concrete road leading there is a military road and is not accessible by "normal" people ( in the last couple of month the guards let you pass if you want to visit the garden so give it a try). So, the only way to get there is through the jungle, rivers and mountains by a four-wheel-drive jeep.

The journey takes about 2 hours starting at the back of the Lamai temple and is only recommended for experienced "outdoor" drivers. Another way to get to the garden is by joining one of the safari tours. It's quite worth a visit and on the way you can make a stop-over at Samui's highest point overlooking the island from north to south, the surrounding islands as well as the mainland.
Location : The hills of Samui, 2 km. south of Nathon Town

2.The Eight-Headed Coconut Tree
This is a rare and exotic coconut species. To see it for yourself, follow the sign posts on the No. 4169 southbound ring road to Na Thon Bay
Located : Na Thon Bay

East Coast (Chaweng Noi, Coral Cove Bay)

Viewpoint:
1. Lat Ko Viewpoint
This viewpoint is the best of view that  you can see the sea in panorama view.
Location : Between Chaweng and Lamai.








West Coast (Taling Ngam, Lipa Noi)

1. Wat Sa Ket
Location : Samui Ring Road, Taling Ngam, Moo 5, Tambon Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand. Tel: 077-423072.

2. Luang Pho Khao Khwang
Location : Na Mueang

3. Wat Kirimat
Location : Moo 4, Tambon Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand. Tel: 077-423164

4. Wat Pradoem
The temple is believed to be the first temple on Ko Samui.
Location : approximately 1 kilometer from Na Mueang Waterfall

5. Wat Naracharoensuk
Location : Moo 2, Tambon Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand.
Tel: 077-423145.

6. Wat Santi Wararam
Location :Moo 5, Tambon Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand.
Tel: 077-423136.

7. Wat Samut Tharam
Angthong, Moo 4, Tambon Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84140 Thailand.
Tel: 077-423243.

8. Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)
The body of Samui's most famous mummified monk, Loung Pordaeng, is on display here in a specially constructed building. When he died more than 20 years ago, he was sitting in a meditation position. He is still in that same position and his body shows few signs of any major decay.
Location : Between Namuang waterfalls and Hua Thanon. Samui Ring Road, Namuang.


South Coast (Hua Thanon, Laem Set, Laem Sor, Thong Tanote)

Religious:
1. Buddha Footprint
There 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.
Location : Two kilometers West of the turnoff for the Butterfly Garden on the 4170 road.

2. The Leam Sor Chedi
In 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.
Location : South of the island off the 4170 road between Ban Tale and Ban Pang Ka.
Open : 06:00am - 10:00pm

3. 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.
Location : on the 4169 ring-road approximately 800 meters West of Hua Thanon.

4. Wat Khao Chedi
Also 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.
Location : Thong Krut, 300 meters West of the Laem Sor Chedi.

 5. Wat Samret
Part of Wat Samret, 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.
Location : 800 meters West of Hua Thanon on the 4169 ring-road.

6. Masjid Nurulihsan
Location : Hua Thanon

3. Chinese Temple
The temple is run by the Hanainese Temple Association of Hua Thanon.
Location : Hua Thanon

7. Wat Kiri Wongkaram
The 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.
Location : Taling Ngam

8. Wat Phang Ka
Located : Baan Phang Ka, South of Samui


Waterfalls:
1. Namuang Waterfall
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.
Location : 10 km south from Nathon at Ban Thurian


Other:
1. Ancient House
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. woodcarvings.
Location : Hua Thanon

2. Elephant Gate
Location : South of Koh Samui

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Popular Attractions

Big Buddha
Location : Big Buddha Beach

Grandfather rock (Hinta Hinya)
Location : Lamai Beach

Muang waterfall
Location : Na Muang - West Coast

Lat Ko Viewpoint
Location : Chaweng Noi

The Mummified Monk
Location : Wat Rao Khunaram

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