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Thursday, 13 August 2009

A trip around the island Koh Samui

A trip around the island Koh Samui


With a party of 13, being my sister's, my friend's and my own family, it was time for a trip around the island Koh Samui. It's been really busy recently and after having dived with my friend Marc and his partner Myriam, I taught them the PADI Open Water diver course. Now it was time for the whole group to go on a trip around the island, which we did on Wednesday. Marc and his family has left today but here are some highlights what we all did, saw and visited.

A trip around the island Koh Samui
A trip around the island Koh Samui; view over Chaweng

Around 11 am we all were ready to start rolling after having collected everybody from their respective hotels at Chaweng Cove Resotel and Samui first Bungalow and our first stop was the viewpoint between Chaweng and Lamai. There used to be a whole collection of spirit houses next to the road but they have been removed now to be replaced by one big new spirit house.

The view however is stunning and every car and motorbike is still honking away to make merit to the spirit houses.

On the way over to Lamai we first visited Hin Ta and Hin Yai.

A trip around the island Koh Samui
A trip around the island Koh Samui; Next stop was at Lamai Temple where the not so mummified Monk was found with statues of various Thai Kings in front of him.

A trip around the island Koh Samui
A trip around the island Koh Samui; The Samui natural museum at Wat Lamai


It was great to visit the natural museum again which is located at Wat or Temple Lamai. It has been redecorated and looks much better organized without losing it's character, I thought it actually looked better.

A trip around the island Koh Samui
A trip around the island Koh Samui; Namuang waterfall

Wat Kanuram and it's Mummified Monk was on the agenda as well. In both temples various Buddhist amulets were bought by all of us.
After the Temple visit we headed off to Namuang Waterfall in Baan Namuang for some Elephant riding and swimming in the waterfall.

A trip around the island Koh Samui
A trip around the island Koh Samui; Choengmon beach, late in the afternoon

We ended the day on Choengmon beach for more swimming and relaxing after a fun and relaxing day which we all really enjoyed. A good day was had by all and all of the mentioned tourist attractions we visited have a free entrance although donations are welcomed. The elephant ride needs to be paid for though.

We had my own car and rented a car and went around comfortably at our own pace, enjoy at your own risk in case you opt for a motorbike!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

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Camille

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