One of the most remarkable places in Ko Samui is the temple Wat Phra Yai, where the Big Buddha is situated. The Buddha was made in 1972, is 12m tall, a golden color, and since it is sitting on a hill, it is visible from everywhere on the island. Wat Phra Yai is located on a very tiny island which is connected to the main island by a small bridge. Around the Buddha there are many bells hanging. It is a tradition to hit the bells one by one with the sticks there for good luck.
Fisherman’s Village is a small region in Bophut, Ko Samui. It is one of the places that has Thai-Chinese interaction. [Read more]
We spent one day in Ko Tao and Ko Nang Yuan for snorkeling. Pre-planned tours are not my favorite usually, but this time it looked more convenient than any plan we would try to make ourselves. [Read more]
We ran into an advertisement for a Muay Thai match on the evening of that day. We thought it would be a good opportunity to see Muay Thai in Thailand, so we bought the tickets and in the evening we were watching a big match from the front row.
After a long trip we arrived in Ko Samui. Two friends joined us at Bangkok airport, making there six of us, all ready to rock :) The climate change and jet lag are bearable so far. A new day has started here, so we are going out to discover the island and enjoy the beach soon.
We are leaving for Thailand tomorrow!