Attractions in Koh Samui are all over the island and many sightseeing tours are available, though most are easily travelled to without a guide. Koh Samui attractions start with the Ancient House which is the oldest house on the island; a impressive structure that rally shows the Thais ability to work with wood as it is entirely made from teak wood, with not one nail being used in its construction.
The most popular sightseeing attraction on Koh Samui and drawing the largest crowds has to be the Big Buddha, a magnificent 15 metre high Buddha statue that has been located on Koh Samui’s northern shore since 1972. For further religious attractions on Koh Samui you can pay a visit to Secret Buddha Garden, several Buddha images and temples are located there though it is a little out of the way high in the hills of Koh Samui and can be troublesome to reach needing a 4 wheel drive vehicle for the trip.
Koh Samui attractions for the kids include Koh Samui Aquarium and Zoo featuring sharks, tigers, leopards and many other native animals; there is a snake farm on Koh Samui too displaying the infamous and deadly king cobras as well as daily cock fighting shows. For a little less frightening encounter with the indigenous species of Thailand try the Na Tian Butterfly Garden, which not only boasts an impressive array of colourful butterflies but other insects and invertebrates native to Koh Samui. An attraction in Koh Samui that may be a little awkward explaining to the children are the Hin Ta and Hin Ya, two rocks that have an uncanny resemblance to the male and female genitalia!
Natural attractions on Koh Samui include some scenic waterfalls, of which the Na Muang waterfalls are certainly the most impressive, being a pair of waterfalls, one of which is 80 metres high.