Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
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  • Lee Grint
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom450 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place, a must visit while staying in Ko Samui
    This was an incredible place to visit, the water is absolutely stunning here. This place is free to visit, with lots of small cafes and souvenir shops within the area. If you're in Ko Samui, please make sure this is part of your to do list.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Sarah
    Lincoln, United Kingdom527 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phallic rocks
    We didn’t really know quite what to expect but this was a stop on a tour we did. The ‘grandpa’ and ‘grandma’ names insinuate that this is going to be something wholesome, yet it’s actually just phallic rocks in the shape of female & male genitalia, which was a bit strange, and the sea was too high to see ‘grandma’ anyway. Putting that to one side, the sea looked nice & there were lots of small snack & souvenir stands- one selling the most delicious coconut icecream imaginable, in a coconut shell decorated with orchids, for a mere 50bht. Unless you’re into phallic shaped rocks, skip those & just go for the ice cream!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 28, 2023
  • Nick H
    St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom466 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual, but worth a quick visit
    It is what it is, two rock formations, although one is more obvious than t'other! Down a narrow road from the ringroad, with paid parking. Numerous small shops and stalls vieing for the attention of the visiting tourists exist on both sides of the road. It is must do, however, it is hot there with no shade out on the rocks, so go see and leave.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
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Dr Md Mahbubur
Sylhet City, Bangladesh125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Also called grandfather, grandmother rocks because rocks formation looks like a restricted parts of a Male and female body.that was interesting. Water colour of that parts of sea was imagined in the time between 12pm to 3PM .
Written January 3, 2020
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CKF
CT2,203 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Completely missing the attraction of these two phallic-like rocks. What a waste of time! We were on a 1/2 day island tour so it was included. Had I known it was so ridiculous, I would have told them to keep driving. My husband is an avid amateur photographer, and even he couldn't see anything useful here.

Move on to the famous statues and leave these rocks to erode in the water.
Written December 27, 2020
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Yvette F
Buckingham, UK246 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Stopped while passing to take a look at rocks. If driving there is a car park to the right just before the rocks, 30 baht for cars, 10 baht for bikes. There are some cute little stalls as you approach the rocks with many of them selling caramel coconut and the usual tourist wares. The rocks themselves only take a minute or two to look at, nothing special, one thats a bit phallic, good for quick photo. Apart from that, nothing much there
Written March 17, 2022
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AngloItalian78
Aylesbury, UK435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you go there without too much expectation I think you'll love them.
At the end of the day, it's meant to be some pretty rock formations that just so happen to resemble his and hers bits! That's about it.
Along with the usual car park fee, souvenir shops, street food and refreshment stands!
Also the usual lack of health & safety, so do go here with trainers/grippy shoes at the very least and NOT flip flops, as otherwise you may end up landing on rocks/in the sea as it is especially slippery, particularly when walking down to see the Grandmother Rock.
It is, however, a very scenic spot for photos along the coastline, so worth a quick visit - it's a nice stopping point if you are doing one of the full island tours as we were.
Written June 10, 2022
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Joachim R
Stockholm, Sweden78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
These rocks has a special meaning for the Thai people in Samui. It is a small place which is often crowded. But it doesn’t cost anything except for 10 TBH for parking the scooter. Take the time and visit these ancient cliffs and look at the waves hitting the shore.
Written January 4, 2020
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theparentpassport
London, UK81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
As a parent, I understand the importance of finding unique and educational experiences for my family while on vacation. That's why I highly recommend a visit to Hin Ta (Grandfather) and Hin Ya (Grandmother Rocks) during your trip to Koh Samui. This natural wonder is not only fascinating from a geological perspective, but also offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery. Our baby was amazed by the intricate details and textures created by the erosion process and we loved learning about the legends associated with the rocks. The nearby beach is also perfect for families, with shallow water that's great for splashing around and observing marine life. Although the rock formations themselves may not be suitable for very young children, the beach and nearby areas provide plenty of opportunities for family-friendly fun. Our visit to Hin Yai was a highlight of our trip to Koh Samui and I would definitely recommend it to other families looking for a positive and memorable experience.
Written February 4, 2023
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Gerry S
Ko Samui, Thailand1,381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
A very nice outcropping of rocks which lend themselves to use as a trail & photo op. Trip to this Southern portion from Bophut took about 30 min. Well worth it. Lovely selection of stalls selling foods & souvenirs. Lots of inexpensive parking & midweek March is certainly not busy.
Written March 23, 2022
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Sixteen S
Tiverton, UK170 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The rocks themselves are very vaguely shaped as human genitals if you look at them from the right place.

The beach is very nice and there's a cool little cafe playing music.

Other than that, the souvineer places and the food and drink are all over priced there for tourists.

It's worth a half hour visit to have a look, but it's really just something to see if you are driving past.
Written October 25, 2022
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deepaanoop
Bangkok, Thailand69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Good for taking pictures. Wear shoes and not heels. We drove there. Private parking for 30 baht. Informal and not sure how safe parking is. We climes up , took pics and left in 15 minutes.
Written August 7, 2020
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Wayne
Bangkok, Thailand55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
On the beach sit a crop of rocks shaped like phallic symbols. Free to enter but parking is charged. Lack of tourists made it easy to get pictures. There is a story behind the rocks if you ask a local! Little outcrop of beach for little ones to play too.
Written April 6, 2021
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