Pagoda Khao Hua Jook

Attraction Thanon khao hua jook, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:00 PM
Second-time visit
Temple & Monument
0.00 USD

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Pagoda Khao Hua Jook is perched on the side of the mountain overlooking Chaweng Lake. This stupa commands powerful views of Chaweng Lake, the beach and beyond.

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Why Pagoda Khao Hua Jook is special ?

The Khao Hua Jook pagoda is situated near Chaweng, right next to airport. The view from the top is stunning – you can see Koh Phangan (and the Big Buddha) in the distance. In the pagoda there is a Buddha’s footprint on display. It was pretty quiet when we were there – this doesn’t seem to be an overly touristy sight.

90 metres high above the landing strip of Ko Samui airport (this is the pagoda you see to your right on arriving) the Khao Hua Jook pagoda is splendidly isolated from the world at its feet until the evening that is. And then the Q-bar starts its thundering noise. It's true that without your own vehicle it is difficult. A stiff climb up takes you onto an open air veranda that runs right the way round, then a further flight takes you up to see the Gold Buddha.

What to explore at Pagoda Khao Hua Jook?

The Khao Hua Jook Pagoda located on a top of a hill very close to Chaweng offering stunning views over Chaweng Beach.

Not many tourists visiting this beautiful place so you can expect to have peace and silence once you drive up here. In the pagoda Buddha’s footprint is on display and the viewpoint is actually on the top of the building.

Selling points

  • “Excellent views over Bo Phut and Chaweng”
  • “Amazing view point”
  • “Golden Pagoda on Top of the Hill”
  • “Amazing view, definitely visit!”
  • “Great place, great view.”
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3.0 days
151.66 USD
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Thanon khao hua jook, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • Ensure you carry bottle of water
    What to bring
  • Please remember to wear appropriate clothing as this is temple area.
    What to wear
  • Its approx 1.5 kms from amari resort near chaweng beach
  • Pagoda like a usual Wat. It has a Budha footprint inside.
  • Free entry, donations are welcome
    Things to do


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Of all the "nice view" places on the island, this tops the lot for me. From the stairs to the entrance to the indoor areas to the incredible view, this is awesome. Hit the giant gong, pat the monk's cats, take panorama shots as every angle - N, E, S and W - are worth a photo, particularly the view of Chaweng. If you have an island tour, try to get one that covers this and if you can customise it to do so, your Koh Samui experience will benefit for it.

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