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The Paradise Island of Koh Samui

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Koh Samui is an island that lies in the Gulf of Thailand and is the second largest island of Thailand. Koh Samui is a paradise island and is widely known for its palm beaches. The majority of the island is mountains covered in dense rainforest.

Koh Samui is home to a large 12-meter tall statue of Buddha, which is part of a massive temple and is Koh Samui’s greatest tourist attraction. Surrounding the temple and statue is a small marketplace which usually sells lucky charms, figurines, souvenirs, refrigerator magnets, and some of them are food stalls.

A historical part of the island is the famous Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. This village houses rustic-style buildings, villas, boutiques, hotels, restaurants, and more. During Friday’s, the whole village gathers together to form the Fisherman’s Village Walking Street Market, which attracts the attention of every tourist and native of the island. During this day, the whole island gets together to witness the amazing and lively atmosphere that signals the start of the weekend.

Another great attraction the island has to offer is the naturally generated Hin Ta and Hin Yai, which translates into the grandpa and grandma rocks. These rocks have been formed naturally and resemble the male and female genitalia, and they are a source of mirth and wonder for the island.

Most of the housing options on this island come in the form of luxury villas. These villas can range anything between $1 million and several hundred thousand dollars. Conrad Properties is a Real Estate agency in Koh Samui that sells and rents luxurious villas. They also rent and sell cheaper apartments, sell land, and offer real estate investments.

Their most expensive property comes in the form of a luxurious 4 bedroom villa located in Bophut, Koh Samui. What makes this villa so special, and so expensive, is the pool which is faced towards the sea.

If visiting Koh Samui, you cannot miss on visiting Koh Tao, which means turtle island. Koh Tao is a small island that is ranked as the best scuba diving destination in Thailand, with its beachhead spreading 21 square kilometers. The Gulf of Thailand is what makes these islands so perfect. The gulf provides the crystal clear water that will make anyone want to visit. What’s more is the types of exotic fish that live in these waters that make only half of the reasons why you would want to visit.

Koh Samui is home to numerous waterfalls, all differing in size. One of the most popular waterfalls in Koh Samui is the two Na Muang. The names of these waterfalls refer to the massive purple rocks that give them vibrant beauty. The two waterfalls are separated only by a 100-meter walk.

Koh Samui is a very spiritual place. Between the monks and the temples, hidden in the hills of one of Koh Samui’s mountains, can be found the secret Buddha Garden. The Secret Buddha Garden has a majestic collection of unusual statues, all surrounded by jungle and plants. The creator of this garden is an old farmer when in 1967 wanted to erect several statues on his family’s land to show his religious dedication.

Another popular tourist attraction is the mummy monk at Wat Khunaram. In fact, there are several mummies, which actually are mummified monks that lay on display at Wat Khunaram. The latest is the body of Luanda Pordaeng, which is 20 years old, but what’s impressive is that the signs of degradation are minimal.



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