Peaceful Ko Samui Island-(Thailand)

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27th Sep 2018
Photo of Peaceful Ko Samui Island-(Thailand) by Ambika Pradhan

We reached Singapore in the morning. We had a layover of 3.30 hours in Singapore. We fresh up and have some breakfast over there. Then we had flight from Singapore to Ko Samui (USM) by Singapore Airlines which took around 1.30 hours.

Singapore airport

Photo of Airport Boulevard, Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore by Ambika Pradhan

Singapore airport

Photo of Airport Boulevard, Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore by Ambika Pradhan

Singapore airport

Photo of Airport Boulevard, Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore by Ambika Pradhan

Changi Airport

Photo of Airport Boulevard, Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore by Ambika Pradhan

We arrived at the airport and fill the form for Visa (Visa on Arrival)  and took a local Sim card for 10 days which  was 200 baht. We took a cab from Airport to our hotel (IBIS Samui ) which is near about 8 to 9 km and it took 20 to 25 minutes to reach over here. We check in our hotel and fresh up. The hotel is located in front of the sea. We had our lunch over there which was a great view.

Pinaple Rice

Photo of Ibis Samui Bophut Hotel ตำบล บ่อผุด Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

In front of the room

Photo of Ibis Samui Bophut Hotel ตำบล บ่อผุด Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Ibis hotel

Photo of Ibis Samui Bophut Hotel ตำบล บ่อผุด Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Lawn

Photo of Ibis Samui Bophut Hotel ตำบล บ่อผุด Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

In the 2nd half we booked a scooter from the hotel by giving them a Xerox copy of passport and paying a money of 300 baht. It's safer to a scooter from where you stay. We went to Fisherman village which was only 2km from the hotel. We had a lovely Pancake from a Nepali street vendor. Then had a great evening there and end up by having a lovely dinner over there.

Fisherman's Village

Photo of Peaceful Ko Samui Island-(Thailand) by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Peaceful Ko Samui Island-(Thailand) by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Peaceful Ko Samui Island-(Thailand) by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Peaceful Ko Samui Island-(Thailand) by Ambika Pradhan
Day 3

We started our day by having lovely breakfast in our hotel.

1) Big Buddha's Temple- It was 11km from the hotel. A must visit place in ko Samui. Lovely Buddha's temple surrounding by sea.

Big Buddha's

Photo of Big Buddha, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Big Buddha, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Big Buddha's

Photo of Big Buddha, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Buddha's place

Photo of Big Buddha, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

2) Lad Koh View Point- After visiting the beautiful Buddha's temple we visited to this view point which was on the road side. Great view from the top. It's almost 10 km from Big Buddha's temple.

Lad Koh View point

Photo of Lad Koh View Point, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

3) After the view point we move to our 3rd place which is Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks. There are two rocks inside the sea which is also called as Grand Father and Grand mother rocks.

Details of Rocks

Photo of Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks, Maret, koh samui Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Blue water in Rocks

Photo of Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks, Maret, koh samui Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks, Maret, koh samui Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

4) This place is beside to Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks . Great view from the top. There is small staircase to go the top of the view point which is chargeable of 10 baht each.

View from top

Photo of Lamai Viewpoint Had Lamai Road, Maret, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

5) Then we move towards Wat khunaram place which is 5 km from Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks. It's basically a Mummy Monk who died in 1973. This place is a reminder of human existence.

Entry to Monk

Photo of Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng), Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Monk

Photo of Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng), Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng), Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng), Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

6) Then we move towards a waterfall which is called as Na Mueang waterfall or Samui Waterfall. The place is almost 3km from wat khunaram. The time we visited there was less water in the waterfall. There are also Elephant kept outside the waterfall for road trip.

Waterfall

Photo of Na Mueang-1 Waterfall, Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Elephant for road trip

Photo of Na Mueang-1 Waterfall, Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

7) One of the best place to visit in ko Samui. It is approximately 7km from the hotel. There are 3 lovely temple in this place.

Buddha

Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Golden buddha

Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

Wat plai laem

Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan
Photo of Wat Plai Laem, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand by Ambika Pradhan

8) Lastly we visited to chaweng beach and Lamai beach. They both have clear water with great view. The day was ended up with having a lovely  dinner in beach side.

Restaurant to visit in Ko Samui:
a) Treetops and 9 Gems lounge Restaurant ( chaweng beach).
b) Dinning on the Rocks(Big Buddha's Temple).
c) Beach Front Club(Fisherman's village).

Note- It's peaceful by nature. No much tourists (Indian) I found over there. Shopping little bit expensive over here as compared to pataya and Phuket.

Me and my wife had a flight from Mumbai to Ko Samui (Na Thon) via Singapore through Singapore Airlines. We had a late night flight from Mumbai which was at 10.45 PM

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