Having enjoyed a city break in Bangkok – I headed over to Koh Samui for a week by the beach. Koh Samui has lots to offer. There are many cultural attractions but the two that I want to focus on are Na Mung Waterfalls and Samui Big Buddha.
The Na Mung Waterfalls are actually two waterfalls which are located approximately 12 kilometres south-east of Nathon Bay. A footpath easily take you to Na Mung-1. The views of the waterfall are breathtaking as it stands some 18-metres high. If you want to see something that is truly exceptionally then you will have to hike into the forest for a further 30 minutes. You will then find Nam Mung-2 which standing an impressive 80-metres high. The view will leave you in speechless – a place of peace and tranquillity.
(When visiting the waterfalls make sure you protect yourself with plenty of insect repellent. Wear trainers and take your swimwear if you plan to take a dip.)
Samui Big Buddha (the locals call it Wat Phra Yai) is an impressive golden, 12-metre seated Buddha statue. Located in Koh Faan, the Buddha can be seen a couple of kilometres away. The Buddha sits on an elevated platform that provides great views of Chaweng beach.
(Women are required to cover their shoulders and men should wear long shorts as this is an operational temple)
If you have visited Koh Samui – what was your favourite attraction and why?
I firmly believe that travelling feeds the soul so put Koh Samui on your list of places to visit.
Until next time Stars!