THE GOLDEN PAGODA
The Golden Pagoda and Khao Chedi are set within a temple complex in the south-west of the island. During one trip you’ll have the time to visit both!
The Golden Pagoda is an impressive attraction that, though built with yellow tiles, glows a golden colour in the sunlight. It’s guarded by two impressive and colourful yaks, and about 100m away you can find a glass building known as the ‘Boat Hall’. Within the glass building is a wax figure of the monk who built the pagoda. People come here to make wishes, and place a small boat within the larger one if it comes true!
Khao Chedi is not far from The Golden Pagoda but requires a short climb. This pagoda is white coloured, and the spot is one of the best places to catch both sunrise and sunset.
There is a small lake and forest just next to The Golden Pagoda that provide you with the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui’s busier spots. It’s a (normally) quiet spot where you will be able to enjoy a bit of time relaxing.