Koh Samui, which is famous round the world as an island of coconut trees, is located in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a district of Surat Thani Province of Thailand. The beautiful city is the third largest island of Thailand, after Phuket and Koh Chang. Koh Samui covers an area about 247 km with seven subdistricts and an estimated population of more than 50,000. Its main sources of income used to depend upon agriculture and fishing, with coconuts as the main cash crop. However, in the present time, tourism has also become one of the major sources of Koh Samui's earnings. Koh Samui is blessed with a number of attractive tourist destinations.
Tourist Attractions in Koh Samui
Big Buddha Statue
Big Buddha statue is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Koh Samui. The main features of the statue include its length of 12 meters and its proximity to a temple and several Buddhist shrines.
Aquarium and Tiger Zoo
Children would certainly have great fun and entertainment in Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, which is located in Koh Samui. People, particularly families, come here to enjoy a variety of daily shows played by birds, tigers and even sharks.
Daily snake shows based on the king Cobras are attractive enough to grab the attention of the visitors of Koh Samui. Here, different varieties of spiteful snakes as well as dangerous centipedes and scorpions are on showcase.
For spending an evening in a peaceful as well as beautiful environment, Butterfly Garden would be the best bet. The Garden is famous in Koh Samui for its number of varieties of butterflies. It opens daily for visitors.
Lamai Beach, which is located in Koh Samui, is counted among top tourist attractions in the city. It has lots of variety of entertainment for the visitors. They can enjoy numerous bars and typical rock formations.
Monkey Theatre is one of the famous tourist attractions in Ko Samui despite the fact that it is a recently opened. The Theatre is famous for its several features that include live specimens of local marine life in a darkened tunnel filled with tanks and display by some Bengal tiger cubs and leopards.
Na Muang Waterfall
As a tourist, one can never miss a visit to Na Muang Waterfall. It is among the best tourist destination in Ko Samui. There are two waterfalls in Na Muang Waterfall which are almost 80 meters high.
There are two monks bodies preserved in Mummified Monk. The bodies have been preserved for some 20 years after their death at Wat Kiri Wongkaram and Wat Khunaram to make Mummified Monk a great tourist attraction.