Shore Excursion Details

Ancient Temples

Ko Samui, Thailand

Ancient Temples


  • 41/2
    hrs Estimate Duration

Visit the Kunaram Temple, a small, unique monastery that embodies a true sense of simplicity and tranquility and make. During your visit, you’ll have an opportunity to view the body of Samui's most famous mummified monk, Loung Poh Deang, in a seated meditation position. A short stop will be made at a coconut plantation where you’ll be treated to an impressive monkey at work show.

Stop at the Big Buddha Temple, or Wat Pha Yai, which features a 36-foot golden statue perched atop a wide staircase decorated with dragons. The statue is visible from several miles away, and creates an impressive silhouette against the sea and sky behind it. Considered one of the most colorful temples, you’ll visit Wat Plai Laem for its notable statue of Kwan Yin (or Guanjin), an 18-armed Buddhist avatar of Mercy that sits in the middle of a lake. A short stop at a scenic viewpoint will be made en route.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour involves approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking and steps to be negotiated at the temple. As this tour visits a place of worship, please dress respectfully: no bare shoulders, tight or revealing clothing or exposed knees or ankles. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who are able to both make their way on and off the coach and sit in a coach seat. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, and sunscreen. Footwear must be removed before entering temples.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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