IKnown locally as Wat Phra Yai, its golden, 12-metre seated Buddha statue was built in 1972 and remains one of the island’s most popular Attractionss. The Big Buddha can be seen at a distance of several kilometres and is often the first landmark people see when arriving to Samui by air. The temple is about 3 kilometres directly north of Samui International Airport, 3km east of Bophut Beach and 7.5km away from Cheweng Beach. The temple is open to visitors all day.
Hin Ta – Hin Yai
Set on the rocky coastline between Lamai and Hua Thanon. These amazing rock formations of Hin Ta and Hin Yai are on Koh Samui’s south coast where, many years ago, a group of locals made the discovery. The rocks are well known for resembling male and female genitalia, thus they are known as Grandpa (Ta) and Grandma (Yai). To reach the rocks, you need to pass a short narrow alley lined on both sides with souvenir stalls selling mostly items made from coconut shells and seashells.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
Mu Ko Ang Thong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand, on the shores of the Surat Thani Province. It covers 42 islands. The best option to travel to the Marine Park is by speedboat. Most Ang Thong visitors arrive on a join-in day trip or by boat charter from Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan. Popular activities are snorkeling and kayaking. Hightlight places are Koh Mae (Mother Island), which has a stunning beach and an inland saltwater lagoon called Emerald Lake (Thale Nai).
Central Festival Samui
Located on Chaweng’s Beach Road, this modern and trendy complex boasts with open-air atrium, a beautifully landscaped garden area complete with benches, contemporary architecture and is inspired by the vintage ‘Chaweng Port’ theme, you’ll see decorative themes such as the Sino-Portuguese, the Fisherman’s Village and the Old Town Market, showcasing the colonial-style architecture and the ‘East meets West’ fusion.