Koh Samui — 4 November 2015 2 h 57 min

Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Koh Samui

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Hin Ta and Hin Yai are natural rocks shaped by wind and water for millions of years.

Strangely it is now shape like human sex organs. It is located at Lamai Beach in Koh Samui.

The name means grandfather and grandmother rocks in Thai.

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There are local tales which told once upon a time there were an elder couple, Ta Kang and Yai Riam

which were Pak Phanang people in Nakhon Si Thammarat. They sailed the ship to ask a girl,

daughter of Ta Mong Lai at Prachuap Khiri Khan, to marry with their son.

When their ship sailed to Lamai Cape, the storm made the ship wrecked.

Before they die, they made a wish for a symbolic to confirm they truthfully came.

Their bodies on the shores transformed to Hin Ta Hin Yai.

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To reach the rocks, you need to pass a short narrow alley lined on both sides

with souvenir stalls selling mostly items made from coconut shells and seashells.

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You can go to  there by Songteaws transfers between Lamai Beach and Samui Airport cost

about 150 Baht per person; a private taxi charter costs around 300-400 baht.

Songteaws from the ferry terminal (normally) sets you back 60 Baht.

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The views from the rocks and vicinity are spectacular, stretching across the sea to nearby islands.

Close to Hin Ta and Hin Yai is a small white-sand beach that is not suitable for swimming

but offers a refreshing place to cool your feet after a day of island exploration.

The pristine waters here are so clear that colourful marine life can often be seen from the surface.

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Hin Ta and Hin Yai are found near the traditional Muslim fishing village Hua Thanon

and in the surrounding area there’s a lush landscape of plantations and buffalo fields,

offering a brief glimpse of how life might have been on Samui before the rise of tourism.

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Those who forget to bring their camera may easily find a variety of postcard pictures of the rocks

and other Samui sights in the vendor stalls set up here to cater to the steady stream of curious visitors.

Many souvenirs plus drinks and snacks are for sale, including the must-try Thai sweet called ‘galamae’.

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