TOUR OF THE CHARMING ISLAND OF KOH SAMUI
Sightseeing, Cultural, Meal included
A tour to discover the island of Koh Samui between the spirituality of its magnificent temples and Big Buddha and the fun to be had in the city of Chaweng with its magnificent beaches, the ideal places to relax and do some shopping.
What we will see
- Kunaram temple
- Mummified body of Luang Phor Daeng
- Temple and statue of the Big Buddha
- Shopping and relaxation on Chaweng Beach
What we will do
- The first stop on our tour is the Kunaram temple, famous for displaying the mummified body of Luang Phor Daeng, one of Koh Samui’s most famous monks.
- The mummified body is displayed in a purposely-built glass shrine.
- The story goes that, when Laung Phor Daeng died in 1973 at 79, he was sitting in the same meditation position he is in today.
- After a tour of the temple, we leave Wat Kunaram and ride on our coach through the Baan Hua Thanon fishing village admiring the fantastic views as far as the Big Buddha Temple.
- The temple is located in the northern part of Koh Samui on the rocky islet of Koh Faan. It was built in 1972 and is one of the most popular sights. It is reached along a tarmacked road a few hundred metres long.
- Here, we can admire a gigantic statue of the Big Buddha, visible from a distance of various kilometres, located on top of a hill inside the temple now a meditation centre for both residents and foreigners.
- We visit Chaweng Beach, the most popular tourist destination in Koh Samui.
- Chaweng is the largest city in Koh Samui. It’s the island’s development centre and boasts the longest beach (approx. 5 km).
- Here, we have some free time for some shopping in the numerous souvenir, handicraft and clothes shops or to relax on the magnificent beach.
- After our visit to Chaweng, a buffet lunch with local and international specialities awaits us.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- Comfortable shoes and sportswear are recommended.
- You must remove footwear and wear socks to enter the Temple. Legs and shoulders must be covered.
- Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.?
- Do not forget to bring insect repellent with you.