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Koh Samui Areas – Koh Samui

Koh Samui attractions offer a diverse range of exciting and memorable experiences for every traveller.

It’s long been a favourite of beach-loving visitors from all over the world, known for its warm climates, beautiful beaches, friendly people, and excellent food.

Koh Samui Attractions, Things to Do, Places To Visit & Tourist Sites To See


The Big Buddha is an iconic sight on Samui. The golden, 12-meter high statue is elevated atop a platform featuring traditional décor as well as dragons. Locals typically visit the Big Buddha to pray, but during recent years, foreign visitors have also made this a popular stop in their itinerary. The best time to visit is during sunset when it isn’t too hot.

A visit to Koh Samui would not be complete without the Samui Elephant Sanctuary. Spanning 10 acres in size, the reserve is where majestic elephants come to spend their retirement years. This is an excellent opportunity to give the elephants some love, especially after they spent a long time in abusive tourism trades. Visitors can come for the day and opt from several packages that allow you to interact with these gentle creatures.

Take a stroll to explore the Fishermans Village located in Bophut. It’s quaint and charming; offering visitors a multitude of choices when it comes to restaurants, shops, and even resorts and guesthouses. However, the main highlight of the Fishermans Village is the presence of the historic Chinese-Thai wooden homes – some of which were built as far back as the 19th century.

Attractions on Koh Samui are not always about its parties and beautiful beaches; there are also several unique landscapes worth checking out. Be sure to stop by the Hin Ta Hin Yai Grandfather and Grandmothers Rocks, incredible rock formations that resemble female and male genitalia, hence its name.

Other destinations worth visiting include the Secret Buddha Garden, Central Festival Samui, Pink Elephant Samui Water Park, and the Na Mueang Waterfalls.

Koh Samui attractions are abundant in exciting activities and beautiful beaches, but also rich in culture and heritage.



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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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Bophut, Koh Samui

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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