The city of Koh Samui is a land of gushing waterfalls and crystal-clear blue waterways with a plethora of exciting activities on offer to tourists. The scenic beauty and exquisite collection of travel-worthy spots make it the talk of the town among tourists from all parts of the world.
GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES OF KOH SAMUI
The city spans an area of 228.7 square kilometres, is the second largest island in Thailand after Phuket and is home to more than 50,000 people. The city experiences a tropical climate having hot weather all year round. The best time to visit Koh Samui is the months between December and March when it is relatively cooler.
CULTURE OF KOH SAMUI
The Thai people residing in Koh Samui are highly respectful of the royal family of Koh Samui. They like treating their friends and neighbours as their family which tells you much about the positive atmosphere in the city. The population comprises mostly Thai Buddhists, followed by Muslims and Christians.
PLACES TO VISIT IN KOH SAMUI
A trip to Koh Samui should always begin with an unworldly experience of its iconic temples. The Wat Plai Laem temple, Laem Sor Pagoda and the Big Buddha temple are a few popular additions to the list of many. With attractive hangout options like Samui Aquarium, Tiger Zoo, and the Pink Elephant Water Park the city is sure to please your little ones. Not just this, the city has numerous scenic waterfalls including the likes of Lat Wanorn waterfall, Khun Si waterfall, and Na Muang waterfall perfect to take a dip into the clear blue water. One of the major attractions which bring tourists here is the famous Angthong National Marine Park which offers tourists some spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand.
THINGS TO DO IN KOH SAMUI
Making a list of things to do will probably take a lot of time. Starting with sightseeing, one can head out on a walk to the Lad Koh View Point offers a breathtaking view of the coast and is surely a place you’ll like visiting with your loved ones. You can spend your evening strolling through the Lamai Sunday Night Market and the Fisherman's Village to try some scrumptious local cuisines and clothing at cheap prices. Once it's nighttime, you can head to Chaweng Beach where you can shake a leg at the lively nightclubs. One can also hire a private boat to cruise through splendid views of the city at the renowned Angthong National Marine Park.