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Top Tips For Holiday Makers Visiting Ko Samui Island

By Edited Mar 21, 2016 0 0

Ko Samui is an island in Thani Province which is at the east coast of Thailand. It is the second largest island of Thailand after Phuket. Every year it attracts more than 1.5 million tourists due to its white sandy beaches, natural resources, coconut trees and coral reefs. This island has sixty islands and a national park known as Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park. Ko samui has several attractive destinations for holidaymakers like Ko Nang, Ko Phangan, Yuan and Ko Tao. Nathon is the old capital now used as major port for transportation and fishing. On the streets of Nathon you will come across old Chinese shops which bring the rich history of Ko Samui. This island has a tropical monsoon climate with only one dry season. It is a warm and moist island throughout the year. The island experiences short rains due to it tropical weather.

Ko Samui beaches are very attractive due to their cool breeze swaying coconut trees, sparkling blue water and white sand. Holidaymakers will enjoy barbecued chicken, dine in candlelight on the beach and have a drink on the triangular cushions. One of the busiest and attractive beaches in Ko Samui is Chaweng beach which offer a lot of accommodation than other beaches in this island. Nightlife in Chaweng is every exciting with bars and restaurants catering for different tastes to visitors. Green Mango Strip Street is the most popular street known for its bars, pubs and dance bars. There are a lot of activities for visitors like boating, scuba diving and water skiing. Accomodation at Chaweng is available at poppies Samui and at Centara Samui beach hotel.
Laem Sor Pagoda is one of the historical sites located at a thick forest commonly known as Meditation forest. It is a serene place used for spiritual purposes. Buddhist makes pilgrimage to this temple during their festival season.  Ko Samui has three waterfalls mostly visited during the rainy season. At Na Muang waterfall elephant riding activity is very popular with tourists. There is Samui monkey show which gives holidaymakers a lot of fun. It is displayed at an open theater where trained monkeys display their trained skills and various ways to communicate with human beings. These shows will definitely make you laugh and have fun. It's a must visit at Samui monkey theater.

There are two natural rocks Hin Yai and Hin Ta which were shaped by the wind and water for many years. They are located at Lamai beach and to get where the rocks are one has to pass through a narrow valley and will enjoy buying sourvenirs at the stalls located along the way. Most items sold here are sea shells and coconut shells. Another must see place is Big Buddha at Ko Samui. This is a 12 meter high statue of Phra Buddha Kodom which seats at the top of a small hill. The statue is located at the Phra Yai temple and surrounded by different shrines. There is Big Buddha beach outside the temple with restaurants, coffee shops, handicraft shops and tattoo parlor. Visiting Ko Samui will be an experience of a life time.



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