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Culture: Koh Samui is one of the best places to celebrate not one, but three New Year’s celebrations. January 1 marks the New Year’s celebrations for Europeans. February 28 is the Chinese New Year. April 13 is the official first day of the Thai calendar marked by the Songkran Festival. On Koh Samui, the Songkran Festival is marked by the tradition of sat nam: throwing chilled water on unsuspecting pedestrians.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Hin Lad Waterfall is 2 km south of Nathon Town. In a rainforest setting, the waterfall has several levels with a fresh water pool.
Namuang Waterfall is actually two waterfalls that are the most scenic on the island and located 10 km south from Nathon.

The Big Buddha is Samui’s most popular attraction. The Big Buddha sits 15 meters tall and was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Buddha.

The Na Tian Butterfly Garden has numerous species of butterflies, rare insects, and a bee house that allows visitors to observe the activities of bees.

There are a wide range of dive facilities on Koh Samui. There are also tours available for snorkeling and fishing excursions.

Stay at Nikki Beach Resort, Koh Samui