Koh Samui is a beach paradise for luxurious and budget-conscious travelers alike. Found on Samui Island, here there is a unique mix of resort villas and humble beach bungalows, making this one of Thailand's most diverse tourist areas. With a relaxed atmosphere and stunning white-sand beaches, sun-lovers are sure to have a relaxing vacation. Those interested in sightseeing and learning about Koh Samui's rich history and culture, however, will not be disappointed. The city offers an array of temples, museums and unique architecture, as well as outdoor activities such as hiking and gazing at the magnificent waterfalls nearby. Don't miss out on catching a view of the famous 'Big Buddha' found in Koh Samui - you'll certainly remember this giant golden statue for a long time to come!