Laem Sor Pagoda is to be found at the southernmost tip of Koh Samui at the end of Bang Kao Beach. Its golden hue makes for an astonishingly beautiful contrast to the blue skies and the turquoise sea behind it.
The entrance is guarded by two ‘Yak’ (meaning giant) warrior statues with immense swords, colourful clothing and scary faces. The Buddha stands in the doorway to the rear of the statues. This is a great photo opportunity as there is absolutely nothing obstructing your view.
How to get there: Take the 4169 to route 4170 and make a left. There’s another left at Laem-Sho-Road; it’s about one kilometre to the pagoda.
Laem Sor Pagoda
Location: Laemset Rd; Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140 Thailand