Ko Samui (อำเภอเกาะสมุย) – is the third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang, located in the Gulf of Thailand and is one of the most famous of Surat Thani Province. Koh Samui is a world famous island which both Thai and foreign tourists was called Koh Samui as “Paradise in the Gulf of Thailand” due to the abundance of Koh Samui with distinctive, beautiful and charming tourist resources . Whether it is a beautiful natural attractions such as the pristine water, white sandy beaches parallel to the coconut trees on the beach and besides the seaside nature. There are still waterfalls with clear, cool water almost all year round. There are tourist attractions that represent local arts and culture such as Wat Samud, Wat Lamai, Wat Phra Yai, Chedi Laem Sor, etc.
There are coral reefs in the sea around Koh Samui, with abundant coral reefs on the southern part of the island. Which is a famous snorkeling area of Koh Samui.
Wat (Temple) Chedi or Wat Khai Khai used to be a deserted temple that is believed to have been built for over 1,000 years. Until about 2500 B.E., there was a new Chedi temple restoration. With a regular presence of monks Is the ministering place of the nearby villagers and is the enshrine of ” Father Than “, an old Buddha image that has been there since the temple was abandoned. Wat Chedi or Ta Khai Temple is a wooden carved figure of a boy aged about 9 -10 years old, located in a pavilion in the Chedi Temple, believed to be the holy spirit that resides at this temple. From the southern region from the faith that it is believed that “may I be respected” Especially fortune and trade ” with the secret that .. must prove “.
Big Buddha, Koh Phan (พระใหญ่เกาะฟาน). The Sacred Buddha of Koh Samui at the Big Buddha Temple is located on the north side of Koh Samui close to Bophut Beach. The location of the temple is on a small called ” Ko Phan “. Originally, this island is surrounded by sea water. In the past, villagers used wooden bridges to connect Koh Phan with Koh Samui. But the construction of wooden bridges each time will only last for 2-3 years. After the villagers have helped to build a rocky ridge to become a permanent road, even though ” Big Buddha ” or ” Phra Phutthakodom ” . ”Will not be an ancient Buddha image But this large golden yellow Buddha image was built in 1972 with a lap width of 5 wah, 9 inches and 6 wah, it is the largest Buddha image in the south. It is worshiped by Samui Buddhists. It has received a lot of attention from both Thai and foreign tourists.
Chaweng Beach (หาดเฉวง) is the most popular beach on Koh Samui. Because it is the longest and most beautiful beach of Koh Samui ever. Is there a length of 6 km together and is also a beach with white sand. Including clear sea water To play in the water Lying in the sun, too. There is also a shop. Many restaurants Anyone who likes a lively atmosphere, can check in at Chaweng Beach.