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Big Buddha 

W at Phra Yai, better known as the "Big Buddha", is an iconic Ko Samui image. Located on route 4171 at the end of Bang Rak, as one rounds the bend to Plai Laem, this huge statue is glimmering gold and visible from kilometres away. Perched atop a platform, it’s much higher above sea level than its own 12-metre height, and the views across the bay towards Ko Som and Ko Pha Ngan are spectacular, making the walk up the staircase worthwhile.…

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Secret Buddha Garden 

S he Secret Garden, otherwise known as the Magic Garden or Secret Buddha Garden can be found in the hills of Koh Samui and was built by a local Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, starting it in 1976 when he was 77 years old.The Secret Garden is a beautiful landscaped garden featuring flowers and trees native to Koh Samui and Thailand and many Buddha statues with different meanings arranged in scenarios representing different ideals, which your tour guide will explain to you. …

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Temple Nuan-Naram or Wat Plai Laem 

I t takes just few minutes to get to the village Plai-Laem by car from the Arch leading to the Great Buddha, if you travel north-west. Holiday-makers in Koh Samui come here in order to see festively and flamboyantly decorated Wat Nuan Naram, its another name is Wat Play Laem, located by the artificial lake and surrounded by giant Chinese Buddhist figures.…

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Pagoda Laem Sor Chedi 

A he beach in Thongson Bay is covered with greyish, fine sand with an addition of small pebbles and seashell dust. It is not too wide, especially at high tide. On both its ends the shore and the bottom are stony. Yet, in the centre entering the water should be careful: there are some areas covered with sharp corals. …

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Wat Ratchathammaram or Wat Sila Ngu Temple 

W at Sila Ngu Temple or Wat Ratchathammaram is situated on a steep coast by the ring road on the way from Lamai Beach to the settlement Hua Thanon. It is very easy to notice from the road: it catches your eye with its new building – a temple of terracotta colour.…

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Wat Lamai Folklore Museum 

L ocated in Ban Lamai on the main road is the Wat Lamai Temple Folklore Museum Koh Samui. Positioned on a sharp bend in the heart of Lamai. Two huge Yak statues stand majestically either side of the entrance to Lamai Temple. The Yaks are warriors who guard and defend the Buddha Statues within the temple grounds. At the entrance is a small car park to the right. The temple is the hub of the community locals visit daily to pray and offer gifts to Buddha. Weddings funerals and festivals are hosted on a regular basis at Wat Lamai Temple. Music concerts and special events, and cinema nights are held within the temple grounds. It’s a great place to visit during your stay on the island of Koh Samui …

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Wat Khunaram or Mumified Monk 

M at Khunaram, a buddhist temple containing the mummified remains of the monk Phra Khru Samathakittikhun, who died in 1973. He left instructions that his body should be put on display “as a reminder of the transience of human existence” (according to Wikipedia). The sign in front of the temple says that he wanted his body to inspire future generations to follow Buddhist teachings, in order to be saved from suffering. …

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