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Samui Aquarium; Bo Phut

Bophut, Koh Samui

16 March

We have spotted out that famous landmarks near our Rummana hotel are better to photograph in the morning. We started the day with walk to Grandmother and Grandfather rocks. This strange rock formation reminds ... genitals. The local legend tells that the rocks apparently appeared after two lovers drowned themselves in the sea because their families disapproved of their relationship. Another legend tells that couples who are trying to have a baby should come here for "positive vibrations & good energy" that will help the woman conceive.

After taking the photos and buying some good and cheap souvenirs from the small market near we headed to Samui Aquarium, by taxi 400baht. Later it came out that it would have been possible to use free shuttle to aquarium from Lamai center.

Samui Aquarium is situated at the Orchid Resort. The resort has very beautiful beach and large pool area. We would suggest taking some time and pool stuff with you then visiting Samui Aqarium.

The main attractions of Aquarium showed the marine life. The aquariums were generally small. Interesting was feeding the turtles. At 1PM there was a tiger and parrot show available for all who have bought the Aquarium ticket.

Then we have had enough time in aquarium and beautiful beach we took a taxi to drive back. But at one point we changed our minds and decided to drive around the island.

We made stop at Mummified Monk, mummified body of the monk named Loung Por Ruam. He was placed here 25 years ago and looks remarkably good. The entrance is free but you should wear modest clothing and remove shoes before entering.

Next stop was in Nathon where the driver suggested to walk around and make some shopping for one hour. We did not find much interesting things to see nor to buy so we were much quicker than a hour back at our taxi.

The last stop, in Bo Phut was one of the highlight of the day. In accordance to Lonely Planet Bo Phut is one of the most beautiful village. We can only agree. The village was cosy and easily walkable, not so much traffic as in Chaweng or Lamai.

Bo Phut had a beautiful pier and many restaurants with picterescue views towards Koh Pangan. But the banana pancakes we ate here were a littlebit less tasty than in Lamai. But this was only the one setback.