After the long-working schedules that most of us follow each day, we usually tend to look forward to a much-needed break where we can relax and enjoy ourselves to the fullest. One of the best ways many people prefer is to travel to new places and try out new things. Travelling can give you the time to be at peace with your loved ones while planning on some adventures for yourself. The choice of adventures and famous tourist spots to visit would, however, vary depending on the place you visit.
If you are up for a trip to Thailand and visit Ko Samui Island, here is a list of some fantastic places you must visit when you be there.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
Ang Thong National Marine Park is a group of 42 islands situated in the Gulf of Thailand that would make you a witness of the beautiful marine life at its best. In Ko Samui, this marine park is spread over more than 100 sq km area that covers both land and the sea and is home to many sea creatures and exotic wildlife. Some of the adventures you can try out here in the lap of natural beauty includes hiking, diving, sea kayaking etc.
Big Buddha is one of the most famous shrines in Thailand that ultimately makes it a go-to tourist spot for most people who visit Ko Samui Island. You could witness the serene statue of Buddha even from far, with it being around 12 meters in height. The figure is of Buddha sitting in a Mara posture that symbolises enlightenment, purity, and steadfastness.
Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village
If you wish to see the historical sites in Samui, Fisherman’s village is your way to go. In this historical part of Bophut, you can try out the trendy restaurants, witness the beauty of the rustic style buildings and eat some delicious food in the hotels situated near Beach Road. You can also explore your love for shopping here by purchasing beautiful artefacts from various wares available there. The lively atmosphere of this place will indeed win your heart.
The name ‘Koh Tao’ means the ‘Turtle Island. And this place indeed lives up to its name. The beauty of the white sand here at this hilly island, surrounded by the clear water at the Gulf of Thailand, makes it a perfect and most preferred spot for scuba-diving in Thailand. And the beautiful accommodation options available here, from a reasonable budget range to high prices beginning from guesthouses to the 5-star resorts, truly makes it a place that you might want to add to your list.
Na Muang Waterfalls
It is the most attractive waterfalls in the Ko Samui Island that would make you a witness to the natural beauty in its purest form, with its name being after the purple rocks that are there at this place. Even the stairs that would lead down to the waterfall base are naturally formed with rocks and tree roots. Being here at this waterfall will indeed be an experience filled with serenity and peace.