Attractions

Buddhist Temple in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Wat Phra Yai

At Samui’s northern end, on a small rocky island linked by a causeway, is Wat Phra Yai. Erected in 1972, the modern Buddha (sitting in the Mara posture) stands 15m high and makes an alluring silhouette against the t…
Waterfall in Na Thon & the West

Nam Tok Hin Lat

Near Na Thon, this waterfall is worth visiting if you've an afternoon to kill before taking a boat back to the mainland. After a mildly strenuous hike over streams and boulders, reward yourself with a dip in the poo…
Buddhist Temple in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Wat Khunaram

Several temples have the mummified remains of pious monks, including Wak Khunaram, which is south of Rte 4169 between Th Ban Thurian and Th Ban Hua. Its monk, Luang Phaw Daeng, has been dead for over two decades but…
Landmark in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Hin-Ta & Hin-Yai

At the south end of Hat Lamai, the island's second-largest beach, you’ll find these infamous genitalia-shaped stone formations (also known as Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks) that provide endless mirth for gigglin…
Area in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Ban Hua Thanon

Just beyond Hat Lamai, Hua Thanon is home to a vibrant Muslim community, and its anchorage of high-bowed fishing vessels by the almost deserted beach is a veritable gallery of intricate designs.
Buddhist Temple in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Wat Samret

At Wat Samret, near Th Ban Hua, you can see a typical Mandalay sitting Buddha carved from solid marble – a common sight in India and northern Thailand, but not so common in the south.
Waterfall in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Na Muang 2

The smaller of two waterfalls just north of the ring road near Ban Hua Thanon. There are signs warning visitors not to climb the falls as there have been fatalities.
Buddhist Temple in Ko Samui

Wat Laem Saw

For temple enthusiasts, Wat Laem Saw, at the southern end of Samui near Ban Phang Ka, is home to an interesting, highly venerated old Srivijaya-style stupa.
Waterfall in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Nam Tok Wang Saotong

High-drop waterfall just north of the ring road near Ban Hua Thanon. There are signs warning visitors not to climb the falls as there have been fatalities.
Temple in Na Thon & the West

Wat Hin Lat

On the western part of Samui and near the waterfalls of the same name, this temple teaches daily vipassana meditation courses.