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Koh Samui

Glorious Koh Samui is a cosmopolitan melting pot. It attracts a variety of travellers form those wishing to stay for a while in simple beachside bungalows, to the rich passing through for the weekend at one of the numerous luxury resorts or villas on the many crisp white sandy beaches of Koh Samui.

Chaweng Beach is a busy place but a fanstic location to indulge in the justle and bustle of daily life on Koh Samui. The lively, yet relaxed atmosphere, of Lamai Beach is one not to miss plus you can discover the timeless feel of Bophut's Fisherman's Village.

If it's a tropical beach paradise you are looking for the head to Maenam. Koh Samui is both relaxing and exciting and has a distinctive atmosphere that sets it apart.


Things to do and see

Big Buddha at Big Buddha Beach - The famous Big Buddha Shrine lies on the northern coast of Koh Samui. This 12 metre landmark is probably Samui's most well known . The stunning golden Buddha can be seen from several miles away. Inside the surrounding temple are other shrines and various small ornate Buddhas. A local market selling a wide range of lucky charms and other souvenirs can be investigated including numerous food stalls.

Angthong National Marine Park - This is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands situated in the stunning Gulf of Thailand. Abound with towering limestone mountains, thick dense jungle, white sandy beaches, mangroves, waterfalls and lakes to explore, this is by far one of the most visited locations in Koh Samui. It is home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures.

Namuang Waterfall - The two Na Muang waterfalls are probably the most picturesque in all of Samui. The name Na Muang refers to the huge purple rocks based at the waterfalls. The rocks and various tree roots form a natural staircase leading to the base of Na Muang 1 with a large natural pool sitting underneath. Further up the mountain is Samui's most beautiful waterfall, Na Muang 2.

Koh Samui Don't Miss

Samui Aquarium with Tiger Show - Get up close and personal to an array of marine life, exotic birds and wildlife all in one stop. This very family-oriented attraction has enough to keep children entertained all day.

The aquarium itself features marine life native to the Gulf of Thailand. These include nurse sharks, leopard sharks, manta rays, catfish and many other kinds of tropical fish. Visitors can also feed the sea turtles.

Clearly, the best way to see sea creatures is by diving or snorkelling off Samui but the Aquarium offers an alternative for those with limited ability and for families with young children.

The Zoo part of this amazing attraction houses the the Bengal tigers and leopards, which provide thrilling displays of strength and agility in the daily live shows. There is an opportunity to have your photograph taken with some of them also.

Among the other animals on display otters, monkeys, numerous birds including parrots, hornbills and sea eagles. Animal trainers put on daily shows. Some people may find this Zoo and Aquarium dated in its' focus on animal entertainment but the animals are still very well cared for and provides for some thrilling up-close encounters with the world’s most exotic and elusive animals.

Nightlife

One of the prime holiday destinations in southern Thailand, Koh Samui boasts an amazing choice of nightlife entertainment.

The Champion of the nightlife to be found on Samui is of course Chaweng, which is the Samui version of Patong Beach in Phuket. It features a myriad of clubs, bars, beach bars, discos and is definitely the place to go to immerse yourself in the well know Thai nightlife scene.

The main resort towns in Koh Samui of Lamai, Bophut, and Maenam also have very interesting nightime entertainments to be discovered. You could pick any of these locations and be certain of an amazing night out in Koh Samui.