Visit some of the lesser known spots on Koh Samui Island – including a wonderful Buddhist temple and a peaceful Buddha garden. We also learn how to make sugar coconut palm sweets the traditional way at Samui Organic Farm – before relaxing with a rejuvenating Thai foot massage.
Wat Plailaem is a showcase of Koh Samui’s strong Chinese heritage, always surprising guests with its intricate designs (sense 1: sight). The giant Goddess Guanyin statue is flanked by two long halls that feature colorful murals and frescoes depicting Buddhist mythological stories. Guests will witness the rituals of many devotees who give alms to the Buddhist monks (senses 2&3: touch and sound). We then head out in a 4×4 to a place called “Giant Summit”, surrounded by tropical forests.
Our guide will lead guests to a secret Buddha Garden, hidden away high in the hills in Koh Samui’s interior, offering majestic views and an unusual collection of statues amid lush jungle surroundings. The secret Buddha Garden (sense 1: sight) is the kind of place where each visit brings new discoveries. We continue to the Green Organic farm to sample the famous Samui coconut juice (sense 4: taste) and enjoy the process of cooking traditional southern sweets and foods such as coconut caramel (sense 5: smell). Enjoy a delicious lunch made from local organic ingredients grown on the island, knowing that your meal is as sustainable as it is healthy. After lunch it is time to relax and rejuvenate with a traditional Thai foot massage (sense 2: touch), before heading back to the hotel.