Travel Diary: Day #6 – Koh Samui, Thailand – Exploring Tourist Sites + Nightlife!

We still have a lot of days in Thailand but we wanted to make the most of it. We left home very early and drove in our rented car (฿ 2000 per day) to Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng) Mummified Monk in Na Mueang. Jon Austin from the Express UK wrote in one of his articles that it is believed that this 200-YEAR old mummified mongolian monk was “still alive” in a hibernation-like state when he was found sat in the lotus position, according to a friend of the Dalai Lama. It is believed that he lived in the eastern part of Ancient India from the 6th and 4th century BC.DSC_0037.jpg

This site is loved by tourists visiting Koh Samui as it offers unusual sight and unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The mummified monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. It’s been more than 30 years since the monk’s death bu there is little decay. It may be shocking to see a dead monk but for the Thai people it is a thing to reflect upon and pray to.

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The next stop, Lamai Beach! It is much quieter as compared to the Chaweng beach and is only slightly smaller than it. It has great restaurants and vendors will keep coming to sell you interesting things from time to time. Don’t forget to bargain.

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At lunch, we stopped at Dr. Frogs Bar & Grill @ Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat. This restaurant is advertised everywhere, especially at the airport and we were eager to give it a try. This is an Italian restaurant and not a very good one.We had the pizza, tortellini, grilled chicken and the lobster but we weren’t blown away by the flavours.It is very expensive though. We had the pizza, tortellini, grilled chicken and the lobster but we weren’t blown away by the flavours. It is best to give this a skip. However, if you like a good view and a glass of wine you could stop here because the sea breeze is phenomenal.

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When we reached home we got some tea by the pool and left home after sunset to get to one of the most sophisticated and brilliant bars in town – W or Woo Bar. I was quite impressed to see a chirpy young female bar tender – Hurl. I write for Diageo and I haven’t seen many women bartenders so it was quite an amazing site watching her do her tricks. Woobar was brilliant. The music is fun, the vibe is great and the sea breeze is just wonderful.

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We moved to Six Senses at Baan Plai Laem, Bophut for dinner. “Dining on the Hill” was where we could eat at such short notice because “Dining on the Rocks” was fully booked. The bar was great and the dinner was good too. It was a typical Thai meal with Tom Yum and other such great flavourful Thai spices. The desserts were interesting.

We headed home late and drank wine by the pool as we listened to some music. The perfect end to a perfect day!

 

 

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