Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is packed full to the brim with natural beauty, fantastic beaches and many cultural and historic attractions. Big Buddha is a main attraction, sitting proudly on a small rocky island just off the coast of Koh Samui. It is known locally as ‘Wat Phra Yai’, built in 1972 and depicting a time during Buddha’s journey to enlightenment where he successfully avoided the temptations that surrounded him. One of the go-see attractions, standing 12 metres tall and easily accessible by a causeway that connects to the main land of Koh Samui.
We particularly like this shot for the natural way it has been taken and depicted by our photographer this week. There are no airs and graces, no filters and no photoshop work, just a simple picture taken whilst taking an extraordinary journey (you can read more about the photographer below).
‘Pommie’ is otherwise known as Victoria Brewood. Having graduated in 2008 she took a two month trip to Australia that sparked her interest in travelling. The following year she moved to Bali and began her blog with the intentions that she would eventually make money out of doing so. A couple of destinations later building her following and refining her craft she became a full time travel blogger at the end of 2010 and has been exploring the world ever since (we are green with envy!) You can find her full story here.
The photo comes from a trip to Thailand with her mother on her 21st birthday where they explored what turned out to be a rather rainy, but no less entertaining trip to Koh Samui in Thailand. You can read her original blog post here.