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With its magnificent blue waters boasting a vast variety of marine life and corals, and with the island lined with top-notch resorts, Thailand’s Koh Samui has set itself as one of the best tourist destinations around Asia.

Beach fun and parties aren’t the only things to do here. If you have been looking at what to do and the best places to go, there is a lot to see, do, and experience in this island paradise.

Koh Samui Attractions, Best Unique Places To Go, What To See & Do


Take a day off from the beach and plan a trip to see some of the famous Koh Samui attractions, wats, pagodas, and temples. Start with a drive to the famous Big Buddha temple that features a majestic golden statue of Lord Buddha. Explore the wats and learn more about the century-old sculptures and traditional Thai artwork.

No one can deny the fact that Koh Samui is a place for great beach fun. Explore the beaches of Koh Samui, stay at a beach-front resort for a fun-filled experience, indulge in the famous Chaweng beach nightlife, or relax at the laid-back area of Lipa Noi.

No matter what you choose to do, you’ll simply enjoy spending time at any of the top places around Koh Samui.

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

Bophut, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s beautiful coastline and renowned Big Buddha sculpture will be the first thing you will notice as you approach the island from the air. This majestic 12-metre tall golden statue sits on an elevated...

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Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem

Bophut, Koh Samui

Wat Plai Laem is located near Choeng Mon Beach in Koh Samui and is one of the most interactive and colourful temples on Koh Samui. The attraction of this wat is the beautiful eighteen-armed statue, sitting in the middle...

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Ang Thong National Marine Park

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Ko Samui, Surat Thani
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The Ang Thong National Marine Park is one of the most popular attractions near Koh Samui. This stunning oasis comprises of 42 islands, each featuring something unique. You will see limestone massifs, breathtaking...

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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Bophut, Koh Samui
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The Samui Elephant Sanctuary is the very first of its kind in southern Thailand. Covering 10 acres of lush forest land, the reserve functions as a retirement home for these magnificent creatures who have spent most of...

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Wat Phra Yai

Wat Phra Yai

Bophut, Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s most famous wats include the popular Wat Phra Yai near Chaweng beach. This wat is known for the Big Buddha statue as well as its beautiful sculptures. Those interested in exploring the island’s...

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Fishermans Village

Fishermans Village

Bophut, Koh Samui

Even though the most visited tourist attractions in Koh Samui are located in Chaweng and Lamai, visitors shouldn’t miss the beautiful and quaint Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. The village is now more popular...

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Hin Ta Hin Yai

Hin Ta Hin Yai

Lamai, Koh Samui

Attractions at Koh Samui are not just confined to its beaches, parties and historic attractions. The island in Thailand is also renowned for its natural landscapes and unique rock formations. Visitors to Koh Samui...

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Secret Buddha Garden

Na Muang, Koh Samui

Tucked away in the hills of Koh Samui’s island is the Secret Buddha Garden, a lush location with lovely views of the undulating hills. The idea of this unique garden can be credited to Nim Thongsuk, a local fruit...

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Central Festival Samui

Central Festival Samui

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Central Festival Samui is a shopaholic’s paradise. With around 90,000 square meters of retail outlets spread over three floors, you may need a full day or more to explore all the goods it has to offer. Located in...

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Pink Elephant Samui Water Park

Pink Elephant Samui Water Park

Maenam, Koh Samui

Pink Elephant Samui Water Park is a delightful family attraction in Maenam. It is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before: a modern and spacious water park where visitors can choose from a range of thrilling rides...

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Na Mueang Waterfall 2

Na Mueang Waterfall 2

Na Muang, Koh Samui

The Na Mueang Waterfall 2 is one of the two captivating ‘purple waterfalls’ in Koh Samui. The first waterfall is easier to reach and smaller, while these falls are more majestic, with an impressive height of...

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Namuang Safari Park

Namuang Safari Park

Na Muang, Koh Samui

The Na Mueang Safari Park is a family-oriented attraction in Koh Samui; home to many of Thailand’s most majestic creatures and animals. Both adults and children are sure to have an unforgettable time here, so be...

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Guan-yu Koh Samui Shrine

Guan-Yu Koh Samui Shrine

Hua Thanon, Koh Samui

The Guan-Yu Koh Samui Shrine is a notable historical attraction in Koh Samui. It is a symbol of China’s influence on Thailand’s rich and colourful history. The shrine was built to honour Guan Yu, also known...

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Samui Football Golf

Samui Football Golf

Bophut, Koh Samui
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Koh Samui’s unique range of attractions also includes a number of one-of-a-kind family-friendly activities. Take some time out from your busy schedule as there are plenty of unique activities for you to enjoy. Try...

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Koh Samui Tiger Zoo

Koh Samui Tiger Zoo

Hua Thanon, Koh Samui

The Koh Samui Tiger Zoo and Aquarium is one of the best family-friendly attractions on Koh Samui. Located on the southern part of Koh Samui, the zoo is easily accessible and located only a short drive from Lamai. Both...

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Khao Hua Jook Chedi

Khao Hua Jook Chedi

Bophut, Koh Samui

Ko Samui’s fascinating culture and unique architecture captivate many visitors from all over the world. Some of the most famous landmarks on this island include a number of wats and temples. Khao Hua Jook Chedi is...

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Samui Zoo

Samui Zoo

Ban Harn Beach, Koh Samui

Apart from the beaches and waterfalls in Koh Samui, visitors should also explore some other attractions, such as the local zoo and aquarium. If you are travelling with your family or with young children, then visiting...

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Starz Cabaret

Starz Cabaret

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Starz Cabaret is one of the most popular cabaret shows in Koh Samui. It features Thai cultural dances and Western pop singers, all of whom perform with such amazing talent. If you are looking for a unique alternative to...

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Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach is where all the action is on Koh Samui. It is found on the island’s north-eastern coast and is the longest beach area of the island. It is also the biggest and busiest resort town, and it is where...

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Silver Beach

Silver Beach

Laem Nan, Koh Samui

Two hundred meters of nothing but white sandy beaches make up Silver Beach, one of Koh Samui’s key attractions. Sun, sand, sea; this is what comes to mind whenever one thinks of the beach, and this pristine...

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Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach

Lamai, Koh Samui

Lamai Beach is a quiet, relaxing resort destination in Koh Samui. It’s the second-largest beach area next to Chaweng, and it offers a wide range of accommodation, activities, shopping, and dining. It has lots of...

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Mummified Monk

Mummified Monk

Na Muang, Koh Samui

The concept of mummifying a monk’s body is quite common in Thailand and in Koh Samui, you will come across many sites where a monk’s body has been mummified and stored. The most popular mummified monk is at...

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Easyfly

EasyFly

Chaweng, Koh Samui

EasyFly Indoor Skydiving is a unique and exciting activity in Koh Samui. This is where your dreams of learning how to fly will come true, all in a safe and fun environment. Come for a thrilling indoor skydiving...

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Mango Bay

Mango Bay

Bann Ao Muong, Koh Tao

Mango Bay, which takes its name from the abundance of mango trees once here, is one of Koh Tao’s most famous snorkelling and diving spots. This large bay, which has a coral reef and a small beach on each of its...

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Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple

Chaloklum, Koh Phangan

The Kuan Yin Temple (also known at the Chinese Temple) in Koh Phangan is one of the most visited attractions on the island. Even though the island is home to more than 20 temples, this one truly stands out for its...

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Bottle Beach

Bottle Beach

Haad Khuad, Koh Phangan

Bottle Beach is considered by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Thailand. Also known as Haad Khuad, this beach is found in northern Koh Phangan. It tends to be more secluded and quiet, which attracts...

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Chaweng Walking Street

Chaweng Walking Street

Chaweng, Koh samui

Chaweng Walking Street is a unique outdoor market in Koh Samui. It’s fascinating in the sense that it’s an explosion of colours, aromas, textures, and sights all in one place. You can even walk around and...

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Sairee Beach

Sairee Beach

Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Sairee beach is Koh Tao’s headquarters of fun, beach, and nightlife. It’s located on the longest beach of the island and stretches as far as 1.85 km to the west coast. Because of its prime location, this is...

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Tanote Bay

Tanote Bay

Tanote Bay, Koh Tao

Tanote Bay is home to some of the best snorkelling, diving, and viewpoints in Koh Tao. Located on the east coast, the bay is surrounded by lush foliage, rolling hills, and big boulders, especially those that are found...

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Haad Salad Beach

Haad Salad Beach

Salad Beach, Koh Phangan

Haad Salad Beach is a lovely beach in Koh Phangan’s north-west. The best time to swim here is during the high tide, and just 150 meters from the shore is a terrific dive site suitable for snorkelling as well. This...

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Zen Beach

Zen Beach

Sri Thanu, Koh Phangan

Zen Beach is one of Koh Phangan’s most beautiful beaches, known for its incredible golden sunsets. Since not all the beaches on the island offer front-row seats to the sunset, this area is well-known for being the...

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Lamai Viewpoint

Lamai Viewpoint

Lamai, Koh Samui
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The Lamai Viewpoint is a famous spot in Koh Samui for taking in impressive views. Compared to others in the area, this one is favoured by more tourists because it’s a well-developed spot with sturdy pathways and a...

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Tornado Water Xtreme

Tornado Water Xtreme

Bophut, Koh Samui

Tornado Water Xtreme is a fun, adrenaline-filled activity that you shouldn’t miss while in Koh Samui. If the thought of riding a roller coaster but in the ocean excites you, then this is an activity that...

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Secret Beach

Secret Beach

Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan

Secret Beach, also known as Haad Son Beach, is one of the most picturesque beaches in Koh Phangan. Located in a small bay on the island’s west coast, it only has a few establishments and is loved for offering a...

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Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon Beach

Choeng Mon, Koh Samui

Choeng Mon beach is a highly recommended destination in Koh Samui for travellers who value privacy. Located on the north-eastern area of the island, there’s a handful of elegant resorts to choose from. The beach...

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Bophut Beach

Bophut Beach

Bophut, Koh Samui

Bophut beach is a popular fishing village in Koh Samui. It features two primary attractions: Bophut beach itself, which is found between Maenam and the Big Buddha; and the tranquil Fisherman’s Village, which is...

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Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi Beach

Lipa Noi, Koh Samui

Lipa Noi Beach is one of the best kid-friendly beaches in Koh Samui. Known for its fine, white sand and shallow waters, this resort area has long been the top choice for families visiting southern Thailand. Lipa Noi...

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Sail Rock

Sail Rock

Koh Phangan, Surat Thani
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Sail Rock is regarded by many as the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. Known locally as “Hin Bai”, the dive site is located an hour and a half away by boat from Koh Tao, but it’s also accessible...

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Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock

Laem Nan, Koh Samui

Elephant Rock is a unique and enormous rock formation, located between the stunning Chaweng and Lamai Beach areas on Koh Samui. This rock is named after its unusual shape that appears like a gigantic boulder. Elephant...

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