Koh Samui Information
Koh Samui's Big Buddha
The Big Buddha Temple is one of the best and most famous landmarks on Koh Samui. The statue is 12-meter tall, located on a little island off the corner of Samui. The statue is made of gold and it is seated in the Mara Position which shows the time when Buddha rejected all the temptations that he was strained by. The temple’s Thai name is Wat Phra Yai.
Koh Samui has several waterfalls but Numuang waterfalls are the most picturesque of them all. The waterfalls are surrounded by a jungle, one of the waterfalls flows into a small pool that you can swim in, the other one is located uphill and it has an amazing view. The park is free of charge and there are souvenir huts and food stalls along the way.
Visit The Secret Buddha Garden
In 1976 a man called Nim Thongsuk who owns a land hidden and surrounded by forests in the center of Koh Samui started to put different beautiful statues in his land. It is a very peaceful place that also has a waterfall, the road leading to the secret garden can be a challenge but from the top of the garden, you can see a panoramic view of the island which makes it worth the trouble.
Chaweng is the biggest town on the island and it has one of the most beautiful beaches. The beach offers plenty of restaurants and bars and it is where the nightlife starts on the island. You’ll find two different areas, one that has a lot of drinks with loud music for the party people and another area with a quieter and a more relaxing view with some beachfront bars.