There are only two ingredients for great photographs: an intriguing subject and the photographer’s skill. The best snapshot artists can deliver stunning images regardless of the gear that they have.
Meanwhile, captivating views provide unlimited opportunities to get the perfect shot. The beaches of Koh Samui are the ideal template for postcard-like pictures. Here are five must-visit places within Thailand’s second-largest island that must be processed through your lens.
1. Ang Thong Marine National Park
You won’t run out of angles to cover in this vast sanctuary. Whether it is the white sand beaches, clear waters, or fascinating lagoons, this 100-kilometer national park has all elements that amateur and professional photographers desire. Add flair to every image by using strangely-shaped rocks or coconut trees as borders for your composition.
2. Hin Ta and Hin Yai
Legend has it that an old couple named Ta Kreng and Yai Riem lived with their son in Nakhon Si Thammarat. By the time their son reached the appropriate age for marriage, they had sailed to Prachuap Khiri Khan to ask the hand of Ta Monglai’s daughter. However, Ta and Yai didn’t make it to the shore after their boat capsized, and they turned into rocks.
These formations may not be for conservative photographers because they look like male and female genitalia, respectively. These natural masterpieces fit one frame, given that they are just a few meters apart. It’s best to photograph this landmark on Koh Samui’s east coast in the morning and play with the angles to snap memorable images.
3. Big Buddha
Koh Samui has its own Big Buddha, similar to what is seen in Phuket. This 12-meter statue that was built in 1972 depicts the Buddha in the Mara posture. However, wear and tear prompted the Wat Phra Yai residents to renovate the sculpture during the latter part of the 1990s. As one of the grandiose monuments on the island, it’s best to visit the site in the morning to maximize the sunlight while it naturally illuminates the religious statue.
4. Bophut Village
Return to a time when life was simpler, as depicted by their wooden houses and fishing pier. While the sea is inviting, do not forget to document the daily activities of the fisherfolk in this area as well. Discover more photo opportunities from the bars and restaurants in the area.
5. Chaweng Beach
Most beachfront properties bring out tables, chairs, and mats for those who want to dine and relax while witnessing the majestic sunset. These temporary dining areas embrace a romantic mood once the candles and torches are lit up. Do not hesitate to fill your memory card with memories from this scene and finish off the day with a sumptuous meal and a delicious cocktail.
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