The tallest seated-Buddha image in southern Thailand is at Wat Khao Kong, 8km southwest of town on the way to the train station in Tanyongmat. Located in a park, the image is 17m long and 24m high, and made of reinforced concrete covered with tiny gold-coloured mosaic tiles that glint magically in the sun.
Nearby Ko Samui & the Lower Gulf attractions
Towards the southern end of Th Pichitbumrung stands Yum Iyah Mosque, a mosque built in the Sumatran style and known locally as the 'old central mosque'…
Just north of town is Hat Narathat, a 5km-long sandy beach fronted by towering pines, which serves as a public park for locals. The beach is only 2km from…
Five kilometres east of town, Ao Manao is a superb strip of palm tree-fringed sand. You'll likely have it all to yourself, unless it's a public or Muslim…
On the apex of a mound of earth, this gold mosaic standing Buddha shimmers under a tropical sun.
Wat Phothivihan features a colourful 40m-long reclining Buddha statue. It is one of the largest Buddhist statues in Southeast Asia.
Wat Kok Seraya features a golden stupa and a statue of a standing female Buddha.