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Top places to visit in Koh Samui

What can you see in Koh Samui: Hin Ta and Hin Yai in Lamai Beach, Koh Samui. Art often imitates Nature, but less common is Nature imitating Art, especially the art of the ribald. But in Thailand anything is possible including, on Koh Samui, the natural geological formations known as Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks (the Grandpa and Grandma rocks), which look, respectively, like male and female genitalia.

The list of Koh Samui’s attractions is surprisingly long as the island and its surroundings are full of places to go and things to see. If you’re interested in the intricate and symbolic Buddhist temple decor then you’ll be hard pressed to take in all of Samui’s ‘wats’ as there are many of them. Surrounding islands promise sun-filled days of exploration bliss while monkey shows, butterfly gardens and Samui Zoo cater to animal lovers’ tastes. The neighbouring Grandmother and Grandfather rocks near Lamai Beach are ribald reminders that Nature has a sense of humour while Samui’s waterfalls are the best way to get cooled off in the heat of the day. Out and out shows such as Christies transvestite cabaret are memorable and you can even indulge in a ‘normal’ activity such as going to the cinema. Enjoy your stay on Samui Island! See a few extra info on Koh Samui Tours.

If you have been in Thailand for a while you would have seen many an ancient temple, this one is fairly new but it still uses the techniques that have been in place for hundreds of years. The feature of the temple is an 18 arm statue of Guanyin, Guanyin is the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. This living and working temple has a lot of visitors daily who pay homage to both Buddha and Guanyin. The temple is surrounded on all sides by a lake and if you make a donation to the temples coffers you will receive a bag of fish food to feed those that live in the lake.

More Thailand attractions: Bangkok is an extraordinary place to visit. We will talk about Bangkok attractions and especially the Bangkok floating market. Known locally as JJ Market, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest of its kind in Thailand. Some even say it’s the largest weekend market in the world. With more than 8,000 stalls peddling wares ranging from antiques to clothes to furniture, the wildly popular market draws in more than 200,000 people on weekends and includes a wide array of tasty restaurants. Shoppers are also entertained by shows, including dancing and live music.

Away from the busyness of Lamai and Chaweng is a gorgeous little fishing village called Bophut. The village is growing in popularity but it is still quiet enough that you can enjoy the tranquil beach or a coffee in one of the nearby restaurants. When you are in the village you will see there are various original wooden homes, these were built in the 19th century by a group of Chinese immigrants that set up home here. The village is worth exploring and even has its own walking street full of eating places, food stalls and cafes. Read additional info at kohsamui.tours.

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