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Away from Samui’s beaches lies Wat Khunaram temple, known from its mummified monk. His remarkably well preserved body is kept in a glass casket on display in the temple. The monk who died about five decades ago wanted his body to serve as an inspiration for future generations to follow the teachings of the Buddha.

Mummified monk of Koh Samui

Away from Samui’s beaches lies Wat Khunaram temple, known from its mummified monk. His remarkably well preserved body is kept in a glass casket on display in the temple. The monk who died about five decades ago wanted his body to serve as an inspiration for future generations to follow the teachings of the Buddha.
Mummified monk of Koh Samui
Mummified monk of Koh Samui


Big Buddha

Koh Samui’s most noticeable landmark, the Big Buddha is visible from miles away when approaching the island by boat or airplane. A stairway guarded by mythical snakes leads up to the massive 12 meters high Buddha image.
Mummified monk of Koh Samui
Mummified monk of Koh Samui

Wat Plai Laem

One of Koh Samui’s most attractive and colorful temples, the Wat Plai Laem contains two enormous statues in Chinese Thai style, namely one of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy with 18 arms and one of a smiling fat Buddha. There is a lake full of large hungry fish waiting to be fed by the temple’s visitors.
Big Buddha
Big Buddha

Laem Sor Pagoda

This pagoda is located in a very attractive and much quieter area of Koh Samui’s South West corner. The golden colored pagoda guarded by large and colorful giants sits at the end of Bang Kao beach.
Laem Sor Pagoda
Laem Sor Pagoda

Kiteboarding

Enjoy the excitement of kiteboarding on one of Koh Samui’s many tropical beaches. For those wanting to learn the sport, the island houses an IKO certified kiteboarding school.
Enjoy your time on beaches ò Koh Samui
Enjoy your time on beaches ò Koh Samui

Golf

Koh Samui offers the opportunity to play on several well maintained golf courses with spectacular views of this tropical island and the Gulf of Thailand.
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