Mountain Big Buddha + Beach – Koh Samui, Thailand

Back in July 2016 I met my high school friend Tatiana in Thailand for a Thai Island Hopper East tour with Contiki.

On our first full day in Koh Samui, we took a jeep tour with Mr. Ung’s Magical Safari Tours. Some of our stops were the Grandmother & Grandfather rocks, the Mummified Monk, a Jungle Waterslide, Thai lunch, the Secret Buddha Garden, the lesser known of 2 Big Buddhas at the top of a mountain and ended with downtime at the beach. It was a great way to see Koh Samui!

Here’s a little recap of the end of our day:

^^ Naga snakes represent a deity, an entity or being that takes the form of a snake, usually a king cobra ^^

^^ the view from the Big Buddha was AMAZING!! ^^

^^ surrounding the buddha statue there were smaller statues representing the Chinese zodiac ^^

Before the Big Buddha temple there is a building with a sort of museum inside. You can walk up to the roof and there’s an even better view!!

We ended our tour at the beach!

… Sort of a crappy post (lol) but I needed to post this in order to continue sharing the rest of my trip!

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Meaghan Howard

    Love these pictures! We really loved Koh Samui, and you have captured so much of what we loved about it!