1. Buddha Footprint
actually four foot-prints here, superimposed one on
another. Each one is artistically en-graved. They are
housed in a modest shrine 150 steps up a steep hill,
which also offers a great view across the plains to the
mountains opposite, and to the sea over the tree tops.
Buddha's Footprint is not signposted but can be found by
going up a concrete slope on the left.
Location : Two kilometers West of the turnoff for the
Butterfly Garden on the 4170 road.
2. The Leam Sor Chedi
In the grounds
of Wat Laem Sor, this ornately designed Chedi (Pagoda)
sits at the rocky water's edge. Covered in countless
small yellow tiles, it appears golden when viewed from a
short distance. It's at the far South of the island off
the 4170 road between Ban Tale and Ban Pang Ka. Follow
the track with a sign that reads "Waikiki Bungalows",
and It's at the end of that.
Location : South of the
island off the 4170 road between Ban Tale and Ban Pang
Open : 06:00am - 10:00pm3. Coral
Formerly one of Samui's main
attractions, this small, dilapidated statue is now only
visited by Buddhist devotees. Although it is in a state
of disrepair, the Coral Buddha is still revered and is a
place of worship for the monks from nearby Wat Sumret.
The only direction sign is a small tatty board parallel
to the road which is easy to miss when driving past.
Location : on the 4169 ring-road approximately 800
meters West of Hua Thanon.
4. Wat Khao Chedi
Also in the Wat
Laem Sor grounds, but a fair distance away lies the Khao
(mountain) Chedi. Until a few months ago, this ruined
monument had been forgotten about for many years. Now,
the overgrown path leading to the chedi has been cleared
and there's easy access. About 300 meters West of the
Laem Sor Chedi there is a hill. At the base of the hill
a small hut can be seen, and 100 meters to the right of
this dwelling, the path is visible. It leads to a
stairway which takes about 10 minutes to climb. At the
top, the peaceful ruins of the Khao Chedi greet the
intrepid explorer. The panorama of Laem Sor Bay and the
nearby islands from here is breathtaking.
Thong Krut, 300 meters West of the Laem Sor Chedi.
5. Wat Samret
of Wat Samret, this building contains many different
Buddha images. One is in the reclining position and the
tallest, which stands three meters, was transported all
the way from India.
Location : 800 meters West of Hua
Thanon on the 4169 ring-road.
6. Masjid Nurulihsan
Hua Thanon3. Chinese Temple
The temple is run by the Hanainese Temple Association of
Location : Hua Thanon
7. Wat Kiri Wongkaram
The mummified body of the Buddhist monk Loung Por Ruam
can be viewed here in a glass case. He was placed in it
upon his death 25 years ago and his body is still in
remarkably good condition. The temple can be located by
following the 4170 road South from Ban Saket and then
turning right between tow giant elephant statues. It is
a further kilometer along this road on the right hand
Location : Taling Ngam
8. Wat Phang Ka
Located : Baan Phang Ka, South of Samui
1. Namuang Waterfall
Waterfall is located 10 km south from Nathon at Ban
Thurian. There are 2 waterfalls. Na Muang one is 18
meter high and can be reached by vehicle. Na Muang two
is about 80 meters high and can only be reached by a 30
minute walk. The waterfalls are the most scenic on the
Location : 10 km south from Nathon at Ban
1. Ancient House
A house made of
teakwood without any nails at Ban Thale is the oldest
house on the island. It was built approximately 150
years ago, is constructed of teak planks and shows off
many beautiful woodcarvings. woodcarvings.
2. Elephant Gate
Location : South of Koh Samui