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Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong is a popular religious site in Mae Nam in Koh Samui. Located not far from the city centre, many come to see the temple for its intricate adornments and Thai architecture.

Visitors may come to pray, worship, meditate or even take photos.

Wat Phu Khao Thong, Buddhist Temple History, Maenam, Koh Samui

It’s easy to see why this temple is well-loved among tourists. Its facade displays authentic Thai decor, with sparkling golden accents on its red-tiled roof. The Buddhist temple is also adorned by decorations of mighty green dragons leading up to its top.

Even though Thailand has many temples, this one is worth visiting if you are in Koh Samui; its elegance, beauty, and simplicity stand out.

When visiting the temple, keep in mind that it’s necessary to dress appropriately. Both males and females are required to cover shoulders, knees, and ankles. Wear long bottoms, whether it’s a skirt or trousers. Tank tops are not permitted, although t-shirts and polo shirts that provide coverage to the shoulders are allowed.

While you’re in Mae Nam, you might as well visit the other nearby attractions. The most popular of these is the relaxing 7 kilometre stretch of white sand; perfect for winding down, enjoying the sea and the tropical breeze. There are also adequate activities here to enjoy for every traveller. Choose from water sports, cultural activities, cooking classes, spas and massages, and much more.

Before or after visiting the Wat Phu Kao Thong temple, you may want to explore the numerous fashion and shopping outlets in town. Haggling is expected, so don’t be afraid to ask for the best price.

When it’s time for some fine dining, head over to Chaweng which is just 15 minutes away; the Fisherman’s Village in Bophut is another excellent option for both, and it’s only 10 minutes away.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Koh Samui Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited Koh Samui many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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