Koh Samui Attraction
Koh Samui is a cosmopolitan melting pot, attracting budget travelers and the reason why people come to Samui is quite simply and that reason is the incredible range of experiences the 'coconut island' offers you. The most popular and commercialized beaches are Chaweng and Lamai, while the northern beaches and their adjacent villages of Mae Nam, Bophut, Bang Rak(Big Buddha) and Choeng Mon are more peaceful choices, and the west coast beaches are still (comparatively) quiet. This helps to give the distinctive relaxed atmosphere that sets it apart.
Other than lying on the beach with a cold beer in hand and ogling at the babes and hunks sauntering past, there isn't all that much to see on the island. A certain pair of rocks on Lamai amuses some visitors, Bang Rakhas a large but nondescript Buddha statue, and there are some waterfalls (notably Na Muang) of minor interest.
Samui’s most popular beach offers soft sands including the 7-kilometre Chaweng Beach, a good range of water sports and easy access to the attractions of Central Samui and Beach Road including the entertainment and shopping opportunities of Central Festival Samui.
Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)
One of its most revered landmarks and must-visit destinations is Samui’s Big Buddha, has a 15 meter tall statue of the Buddha. It was built in 1972 and is in the north of the island.
Plai Laem Temple (Wat Plai Leam)
Wat Plai Laem is a modern temple which has become popular for its giant white 18-arm image of Guanyn, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Adding to its feel of tranquillity, the temple is surrounded by a lake, which is teeming with fish. Visitors who make a donation to the temple are given a bag of food to feed the fish.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong National Marine Park is a fascinating archipelago of more than 40 islands with limestone cliffs and is famous for its natural beauty. There is a narrow coral reef to the southwest of the park. It is northwest of Ko Samui that spans over 100 square kilometres of land and sea.
Koh Nang Yuan
Ko Nang Yuan is a small island very close to Ko Tao. This picturesque island is very unique as it is separated by a line of golden sand that spreads from one end of the island to the other. It is well known for its diving spots and enjoying beachfront in a stunning tropical, you can swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters teeming with exotic marine life. There are no roads on Koh Nang Yuan, making the island peaceful and tranquil for all visitors.