Being a relatively new tourist destination, many travelers don't think to look into Koh Samui vacation packages; but the island of Koh Samui in Thailand offers a totally different perspective of the country than that of Bangkok. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is home to about 60,000 people. Major Attractions in Koh Samui
While the island is no stranger to tourist traps, such as water parks, spas and charter boats, its best attractions were on the island long before its tourist days. Rent a car in Koh Samui and visit Wat Khunaram, a Buddhist temple, is a brilliantly adorned site. It houses the body of the "mummy monk," a monk who elected to have his body mummified to serve as a reminder of the transient nature of life. Another relic, the rightfully named Big Buddha Temple, houses a 40 feet tall Buddha statue. While monks and other devotees visit the shrine daily, it remains a tourist sight, which is made known by the restaurants and gift shops on site. Recurring Festivals and Events
Athletes from all over the world flock to Koh Samui for two annual events. Perhaps the better known Samui Regatta , an annual sailing tournament, garners a little more attention with its 500 competitors from 20 plus countries. The other sporting event, the Samui Triathlon still hosts 500 competitors, but with this event, you have better odds of getting in on the action yourself! Want to visit Bangkok but not keen on basing your Thai trip on that city? Since it's only an hour by plane, stay at one of the great hotels in Koh Samui and be even closer to the action.
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