Heaven’s Garden | My Romantic Travel

Heaven’s Garden

With amazing sunny beaches, lush forests, busy shopping malls and a naughty nightlife Thailand seems to have it all. This popular Southeast Asian tourist destination is perhaps best known for its heavenly beaches. Primarily a Buddhist country, Thailand has numerous tranquil Buddhist shrines and temples. The sculptures and statues in these shrines illustrate extraordinary craftsmanship. However, the Thai people are very open minded and welcome visitors from any culture or religion around the world. Koh Samui is a charming, secluded island on the east coast of the country. This is home to some of the most spectacular beaches of Thailand.

Chaweng is a popular beach located on the eastern part of Koh Samui. This mesmerizing island is blessed with a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you want to get away from the beach you can go on a wildlife expedition and explore the secrets of the island. Heaven’s Garden is a unique attraction of Koh Samui. It is the creation of Nim Thongsuk a Samui of the fourth generation. At the somewhat advanced age of 77 he decided to fashion a heaven on earth in his homeland. This ambitious craftsman carved dozens of sculptures depicting figures from the Buddhist scriptures on the hillside of Koh Samui. The figures are blended into their surroundings so expertly that you might even miss them while walking along. Nim was engaged in making Koh Samui a heaven for visitors till his death at the age of 99. Most of the organized tours include this enchanting Heaven’s Garden in their itinerary.

While in Koh Samui you will be able to indulge in some mouth watering seafood dishes. Although Thai food can be quite spicy, drawing heavily form Indian and Malay cuisine it is extremely delightful. You can also enjoy the sweet water of coconut while visiting the island as it is a very popular drink when the sun is high. Most of the hotels along the beach have excellent restaurants which will serve you international fare as well.

A Koh Samui resort will treat you with the warm Thai smile and friendly hospitality. At Chaweng hotel accommodation can easily be found along the beach. Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui is one such option where you will be transported to a romantic tropical hideaway while being pampered by world class service.