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Ko Samui
Koh Samui was once a Thai fishing community, and that charming sensibility is still present today. Spending time in Bophut is a wonderful way to soak up local culture; the beachy village restaurants and pubs are perfect spots to experience the sunset. There aren’t many other places where you can bask in the camp of a cabaret show and the solemnity of a Buddhist temple. As far as the latter goes, Wat Plai Laem is a magnificent vision of gilded red rooftops and a massive spindly-armed statue of Guanyin.

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Wat Plai Laem
Wat Plai Laem
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park(Ang Thong)
Owner description: These 40 islands, spread over approximately 97 square miles in the Gulf of Thailand, are characterized by hundreds of limestone monoliths, carved into fantastic shapes by years of... more Owner description: These 40 islands, spread over approximately 97 square miles in the Gulf of Thailand, are characterized by hundreds of limestone monoliths, carved into fantastic shapes by years of erosion. less
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; National Parks
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Fisherman’s Village
Fisherman’s Village(Bophut)
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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Maenam Beach
Maenam Beach(Mae Nam)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Supattra Thai Dining
Supattra Thai Dining
Ranked #1 of 1,246 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Price: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Thai, Wine Bar
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Boudoir
The Boudoir
Ranked #2 of 1,246 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Cuisines: French
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Pepenero Koh Samui
Pepenero Koh Samui
Ranked #1 of 441 Restaurants in Bophut
Price: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Da Bardo
Da Bardo
Ranked #4 of 1,246 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Price: $6 - $11
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Roman Restaurant and Bar
Roman Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #5 of 1,246 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Price: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Bo Phut Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Bo Phut Resort & Spa
$98 - $513
Ranked #2 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
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Lanna Samui
4.0 of 5
Lanna Samui
$47 - $168 (THB 1,607 - THB 5,744)
Ranked #3 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
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Sea Dance Resort
4.0 of 5
Sea Dance Resort
$96 - $257 (THB 3,282 - THB 8,787)
Ranked #4 of 187 Hotels in Bophut
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Poppies Samui
4.0 of 5
Poppies Samui
$165 - $298
Ranked #1 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
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Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
$219 - $547 (THB 7,488 - THB 18,703)
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Mae Nam
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SALA Samui Resort And Spa
5.0 of 5
SALA Samui Resort And Spa
$174 - $458
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Choeng Mon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand
$616 - $1,707
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ang Thong
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Banyan Tree Samui
5.0 of 5
Banyan Tree Samui
$537 - $1,327
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
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Rocky's Boutique Resort
4.0 of 5
Rocky's Boutique Resort
$106 - $386
Ranked #2 of 50 Hotels in Lamai Beach
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.