Hey guys! I'm going to tell you all about my second day at Koi Samui, so if you missed out on what happened on my first day, click here.
All set to explore the beautiful city of Koh Samui, I started off early in the morning so I could check off as many attractions as possible within 24 hours. First on my list was a visit to the Big Buddha Temple; just so you know how big we're talking, here's a picture:
This temple, locally known as Wat Phra Yai, sits majestically on a little rocky island just off northeast Koh Samui. With a 12-metre-high gold-painted statue of the sitting Buddha, it actually glows in the sunlight. The aura of this temple was so relaxing and peaceful that I could have spent the entire day here, soaking in the calm, if only I wasn't so keen on checking out the Lamai point. Plus the view was absolutely stunning and I couldn't stop taking pictures.
Crossing one item off my checklist, I headed to the Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, also known as Grandpa and Grandma Rocks at the Lamai beach. I'll be honest – it totally looked like male and female genitalia!
While I was there, I tried their coconut ice cream, which is a specialty. It was so good that I had nearly five scoops, and I'm still craving more right now.
My next stop was at the famous Na Muang waterfall. Even though I freaked out at the sight of the snakes there, I absolutely loved the place. Really, Koh Samui is such a scenic little location!
I was adamant to see the world-famous mummified monk at the Wat Khunaram temple, and it was certainly a strange sight. The temple itself, with its white and gold interiors, was pristine and so very pretty.
Phew! After such a long and tiring day, I was super glad to gorge on the delicious and spicy Thai cuisine. I tried to balance unhealthy meals with fruits for dessert, but we all know that's not much help!
I finally got back to my hotel room and tried to get some rest. But I was at Nora Beach Resort; there was no way I was going to waste my time sleeping when I could be out on their private beach.
But I was craving some good old home food, so I wandered down to Chaweng Street, which featured all my favourite brands – Starbucks, Hard Rock Café, McDonald's, and Burger King. There's not much to shop for here, but if you forgot to pack a swim suit, Chaweng Street has plenty of bikini stores to help you out. Their products were pretty and cheap, but you could still bargain!
After finding myself some Indian food for dinner, I trailed back to the hotel and slept very comfortably in my bed.