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 shouldn’t miss the beautiful natural landscape of Hin Ta Hin Yai, which are popularly known as the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks.
Hin Ta Hin Yai Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks, Koh Samui
These amazing rock formations of Hin Ta and Hin Yai are on Koh Samui’s south coast where, many years ago, a group of locals made the discovery. The rocks are well known for resembling male and female genitalia, thus they are known as Grandpa (Ta) and Grandma (Yai) respectively.
Set on the rocky southern coastline of Koh Samui, these unusual yet interesting rocks are one of the most popular spots on the island. This site is in between Lamai and Hua Thanon, therefore visitors staying at Lamai beach area can easily access the site.
According to several theories, Hin Ta Hin Yai have been formed over millions of years due to the wind and water. Several local tales are associated with the formation of these rocks; one being that the rocks are transformed bodies of an elder couple known as Ta Kang and Yai Riam.
To reach these rocks, visitors need to pass a short narrow passage lined with small shops, souvenir stores and stalls selling many handmade items.