Koh Samui, Thailand is a gorgeous place to travel. The sights to behold are like something straight out of a dream – white sand beaches next to crystal blue waters, misty rainforests, and ornate temples with golden statues. A vacation to the island of Samui is sure to be remembered and treasured, especially if travelers spare time and add these six attractions to their itinerary.
Lat Ko Viewpoint
Lat Ko Viewpoint is one of the best places in Koh Samui where one can see spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. Located between Lamai and Chaweng Beach on Route 4169, visitors can walk along the paved path to the rocky, rugged coastline and see the almost glowing blue water touch the clear blue skies above in the Chaweng Bay. To fully experience the breathtaking beauty of Lat Ko Viewpoint, visitors should come early to watch the magnificent sunrise.
Wat Phra Yai Temple
Located near Koh Samui International Airport, the gigantic golden Buddha statue in this temple stands so tall that passengers in the airplanes can actually see it from that distance. As if the temple and the grandness of the commanding statue were not awe-inspiring enough, visitors have stunning views of the sandy beaches reaching up to the point of the nearby island of Koh Pha Ngan.
Khao Hua Jook Pagoda Temple
This temple is located atop the holy Chom Dao Mountain. Although traveling here takes a bit of an extra effort as there is no public transportation and finding private transportation remains to be a challenge. Hiking up the hills and the steps to the temple, the views at the top are totally worth all the effort. Visitors can see the beautiful Chaweng Lake, breathtaking views of the coastline as well as panoramic views of the towns below.
Paradise Park Farm
A visit to the Paradise Park Farm will definitely be an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike. Beautifully set on the Khao Pom Mountain, this park has walking paths that wind through 20 acres of tropical forests. Visitors can cross paths with some deers, hedgehogs, and birds. If all the walking gets too tiring, guests can relax by the infinity pool and enjoy the views of the neighboring islands across the clear ocean.
Tucked into the lush green natural landscape, these giant boulders are balanced on the ground in a seemingly gravity-defying way. Proven to be a great destination for the most adventurous of travelers, the Overlap Stone is a bit difficult to reach. Visitors find the road to the stone by heading towards the mountain across the Sila Ngu Temple. The concrete road to the stone comes up right before the Wat Kunaram Temple and goes up a very steep hill. A motorized scooter works best for climbing this narrow road, and the last bit of the road can be walked on foot if weather permits. Visitors are gloriously rewarded with dramatic and fantastic views of the green hills below.
Lamai Viewpoint is a must-see attraction for visitors wanting to take worthy postcard snapshots. The stone path and stairs lead to astoundingly beautiful views of the rocky coastline and blue waters, Lamai beach with its soft white sand, as well as views of the lush green mountains. Located near Lamai market, visitors can easily scoop up their tickets to walk to the top of the viewpoint right next to Grandmother’s Rock.
Regardless of how easy or difficult to reach or access the attraction, travelers need to have their cameras ready at all of these locations. The opportunity to capture the rare views as they are and as they happen through the camera gives travelers inspiration and desire to return one day to Koh Samui, Thailand.