Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s largest islands, home to bustling local markets and shopping centres, charming fishing villages, eclectic night spots, luxurious resorts, ancient Buddhist temples and an array of colourful cultures. This tropical beach paradise is blessed with boundless natural beauty; there are lots of scenic national parks with flora and flora, picturesque walking trails, exotic jungles, cascading waterfalls, colourful coral reefs and pristine beaches. The most famous beach in Koh Samui is the bustling Chaweng Beach which has local streets lined with bars, markets, clubs, cabaret shows and more. For a more relaxed beach day, visit Choeng Mon or Mae Nam which both offer plenty of sunbathing opportunities amongst breath-taking tropical landscapes. Another must-visit natural wonder of Koh Samui is the Namuang Waterfalls, two majestic cascades with natural pools at the bottom of them. Finally, you should definitely take a short boat ride to Ang Thong National Marine Park, an archipelago of over 40 islands with idyllic beaches, limestone mountains, dense jungle, stunning lagoons, caves and exotic wildlife and marine life. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Koh Samui, taking you to the heart of this paradise island.
Despite Koh Samui being famous for its beaches and natural beauty, there is so much more to this island. There are some interesting cultures to discover here, and a rich heritage that you can learn about by visiting Koh Samui’s glistening Buddhist monuments. The Buddha Secret Garden is worth a visit; nestled in the jungle, this beautiful garden is home to a number of human, animal and Buddhist statues and sculptures, all representing something unique. Then there’s the colourful Wat Plai Laem temple, set by a lake and surrounded by giant Chinese Buddhas. This traditional temple also has a vibrant interior with various paintings depicting the life of Buddha. Another cultural venue worth exploring in Koh Samui is the golden 12m tall Big Buddha statue, which is so grand that it can be seen from afar. A staircase decorated with a colourful dragon design leads up to the imposing structure, and surrounding it are street vendors selling religious artefacts, clothing, souvenirs and more. Book discount airfares to Koh Samui with Brightsun and look forward to immersing yourself in Thai cultures on this authentic island.