Reviews Koh Samui
Experience Buddhist culture at the Wat Phra Yai, which is the home of the island’s most famous figure, the Big Buddha. This huge golden statue stands nearly 12 m tall and is visible even from the air on leaving the island. The Wat Sila Ngu with its golden chedi (stupa) is said to house a relic of the Lord Buddha.
Explore the strangely-shaped rocks at South Lamai or visit the Kunaram Temple which displays the body of the most famous ... More mummified monk of the island, Loung Pordaeng, in the same meditation position that he was found in when he died.
Be adventurous at the Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui’s most famous seashore packed with restaurants, nightlife, shopping and entertainment. The beautiful Lamai beach is just as popular as Chaweng, as is the Big Buddha Beach which has a 12-metre-high Buddha facing the beach area.
Koh Samui has an airport with daily flights to Bangkok, but many tourists prefer using the night train, buses and ferries to avail of cheaper options to reach the island.
The island has a temperate climate with warm sunny temperatures that usually stay above 25°C. February to May is considered the hottest time of the year, and ... More October to December generally isn’t advisable for a visit owing to the heavy monsoon.
Koh Samui has a population of nearly 50,000 people. It is surrounded by at least 60 sister islands which constitute the Ang Thong National Marine Park.
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