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The Many Gems Of Koh Samui

January 24, 2011
Pristine sparkling beaches, rugged wooded interiors, terrific sightseeing, and indescribably exhilarating beauty the list is just endless. In fact, hundreds of travellers from different parts of the world flock to this destination year after year. After all, escaping the destinations seductive charms is no mean feat.

Emerald Sea 

The Emerald Sea is a huge lake in the heart of the island. With its otherworldly turquoise tint, the Emerald Sea makes for a dazzling spectacle. Further captivating views can be caught from the top of the nearby stairways.

Na Muang Falls 

Cascading down from a height of about 30 metres, the Na Muang Falls is supposedly Samuis tallest waterfall. Swimming aficionados can take a dip in the pool at the base, while nature enthusiasts can revel in the sight of the restless water bubbling over stunning purple rocks.

Despite its amazing beauty, the Na Muang Falls is refreshingly less crowded than many of the other Koh Samui attractions.

Ang Thong National Marine Park 

The Ang Thong National Marine Park is an archipelago of some forty small islands. While the parks southwest area has a fine coral reef, swallows nest in the different caves and crevices in the other parts. In fact, the entire park is a piece of wonderful natural beauty comprising hidden lagoons, deep foliage, sandy white beaches, and sheer cliffs of limestone. The Ang Thong National Marine Park featured in the movie made on the novel The Beach by Alex Garland.

Wat Sumret Temple 

This old temple is home to a white marble Buddha statue, which is estimated to be many centuries old. The temple is also well known for a hall filled with a priceless Buddha statue collection. This hall has come to be known as the Secret Hall of Buddhas.

Kunaram Temple 

Many travellers buy cheap tickets to Koh Samui for visiting the Kunaram Temple, which is well known for the mummified body of the famous monk, Loung Pordaeng. An interesting fact about the body is that the monk passed away years ago while meditating. Even today, his body has been preserved in the same position and no major signs of decomposition are to be seen.

Wat Phra Yai and Big Buddha 

The Big Buddha is one of the most well known landmarks in Koh Samui. This immense statute sits in the Wat Phra Yai temple and draws huge crowds of visitors. About twelve metres in height, this dazzling golden Buddha statue can be seen from great distances and even be seen from airplanes.

Snake Farm 

Those looking for some creepy crawlies should definitely check out the Snake Farm. Home to centipedes, scorpions, and numerous species of different Asian snakes, the farm hosts interesting shows such as cobra exhibition, cock fighting, and breathtaking stunts by snake handlers and their venomous charges.

Paradise Park Farm 

Covering an area of some 20 acres, part of the Paradise Park Farm straddles a painstakingly preserved forest land. In fact, the farm is surrounded by tropical rainforests and is located atop Khao Pom, the highest mountain in Koh Samui. It goes without saying that the Paradise Park Farm makes for a relaxed sojourn to nature. Well stocked with colourful flora and fauna life, the Park is any nature lovers dream come true. Mesmerising waterfalls, jungle and river trails, infinity pool, deer park, manicured gardens, childrens park, as well as great drink and food make sure that the park lives up to its name.

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