Ko Samui Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, around 700 km south of Bangkok and some 80 km from the eastern coastline of Southern Thailand. It is a reasonably big island. The most commercialized and popular beaches of this island are Lamai and Chaweng. The northern beaches along with their neighboring villages of Bang Rak, Bophut, Mae Nam, and Choeng Mon are more calm choices. The beaches on the west coast are also quiet. Samui is known to be the third-largest island in Thailand. It is also the largest island in the Ang Thong National Marine Park, which is formed with 80 uninhabited islands. The island is an appropriate destination for snorkeling and kayaking. It is about 25 km long and 21 km wide which is a perfect destination for serious exploration by the adventurous and fit.
The Samui Island is an island of immense natural beauty and diversity. About 40,000 full-time inhabitants reside here in Samui, among whom 90% are Buddhist. The water is edged with palm and coconut trees. Weather patterns of Samui are a bit different from the other parts of Thailand. From April to September, other parts of the country enjoys monsoon, but Samui stays fairly dry during this season. October to December is known for monsoon season. There are some major attractions in this island, which attract tourists from different parts of the country. There are some unique rock formations across the area which is having some uncommon shape and patterns. A certain pair of rocks on Samui amuses visitors. Bang Rak area in Lamai houses some gigantic statues of Buddha. There are some waterfalls which are also quite attractive. Wat Khunaram Ko Samui
This temple is believed to be the most famous temple in this island. There is a mummified monk on display inside the temple. The mummy sits vertical in a glass strongbox and believers offer flowers and incense here. Laem Sor Pagoda Ko Samui
This chedi pagoda is located at Laem Sor temple. It is one of the most significant shrines on Ko Samui. The temple is designed with yellow tiles, that reflects a golden aura, which is eye catching. Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks
These two rocks look very odd because of their natural shape. These rocks are located in Lamai Beach bearing a stunning resemblance to male and female sexual organs. These two stones are quite impressive and attract visitors.