Tropical Garden, Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui Temples

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Wat Sila Ngu

A beautiful Golden Chedi situated on the shores between Lamai and Hua Thanon. This Wat is known for housing an actual Buddha relic, it soon will be famous for a stunning piece of architecture. ...more »

  • Location: Hua Thanon
  • Type: Temples

Wat Khunaram - Mummified Monk

The Mummified Monk, he's definitely worth a look ...more »

  • Location: Ban Thurian
  • Type: Temples

Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha)

To witness this magnificent statue as you approach your landing at Samui International Airport, ensure you book a window seat on the left hand side of the plane ...more »

  • Location: Big Buddha Beach
  • Type: Temples

Buddha's Footprint

Built over 300 years ago, Buddha's Footprint has significant cultural and heritage value for Samui. ...more »

  • Location: Bang Kao
  • Type: Temples

Wat Plai Laem

Two amazing temples and the massive statues of the 18 armed Kuan Yin (Guan Yin) and Happy Buddha. ...more »

  • Location: Big Buddha Beach
  • Type: Temples

Wat Kao Hua Jook

With 360 views from 90 metres above Chaweng, Wat Kao Hua Jook is the spiritual viewpoint of Koh Samui. ...more »

  • Location: Chaweng
  • Type: Temples

Wat Samret

Off the beaten path, a temple with something a little different. ...more »

  • Location: Ban Tha Po
  • Type: Temples

Wat Chaeng

Not often visited by tourists, the temple still deserves a mention for the buffs and spiritually inclined. It does have some great statues adorning both entrances and a beautiful gold and white Bot. ...more »

  • Location: Nathon
  • Type: Temples

Khao Chedi

Amazing views, sunsets, sunrises, unique statues, and apparently a piece of Siddhartha Gautama's (Buddha) bone set in the foundation of the temple. ...more »

  • Location: Thong Tanote Beach
  • Type: Temples

Wat Kiri Wongkaram

Life in Baan Taling Ngam centres on this local temple. It has rustic beauty, charm and is also home to Samui's "other" mummified monk Luang Por Ruam. ...more »

  • Location: Taling Ngam
  • Type: The Virgin Coast

Our Local Experts say:

For such a small island, Samui does have many Temples. Some have wonderful architecture, others have great viewpoints or holy relics and scriptures. All have a wonderful sense of tranquility, a nice change of pace from the tourist hub atmosphere.

We highly recommend taking some time out to visit a few Temples while here on Samui. If you venture a little further afield than island tour temple sites, you'll find some lovely examples off the beaten tourist path. Here you really get to feel what a authentic Samui temple is about. We've made a substantial list for you to choose from.

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Pool Party at Gecko Bar

Pool Party at Gecko Bar

26 Apr
Music

Join Gecko Bar for a pool party. Great tunes from DJ T Gecko, great view, great cocktails, great... more »

Saturday Beach Barbecue at Nikki Beach

Saturday Beach Barbecue at Nikki Beach

26 Apr
Culinary Event

Join Nikki Beach every Saturday night under the stars on their private beach for Grilled seafood... more »

Pool Party at Gecko Bar

Pool Party at Gecko Bar

3 May
Music

Join Gecko Bar for a pool party. Great tunes from DJ T Gecko, great view, great cocktails, great... more »

Saturday Beach Barbecue at Nikki Beach

Saturday Beach Barbecue at Nikki Beach

3 May
Culinary Event

Join Nikki Beach every Saturday night under the stars on their private beach for Grilled seafood... more »

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