Koh Samui

Attraction

Visit temples and palaces

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Lose yourself in the fascinating stories illustrated on the walls of the Grand Palace in Bangkok and the ancient imperial cities of Ayuthaya and Sukhothai. At almost every corner you turn, a shrine with incense sticks depicts the spirituality of the Thai people.

Wat Pho is a good example. It combines history and medical science and is a centre for meditation and traditional massage training and practise. See the 46-metre reclining Buddha with its feet inlaid with mother-of-pearl or examine the marble tablets on the walls that describe anatomy and medical treatments. In the late afternoon traditional Thai medical practitioners dispense herbal mixtures.