Viewpoint Lad Co - the only real observation deck Samui

In addition to jokes - on Samui, with attentiveconsidering, there is not a single viewing platform that is so large-scale organized for the sole purpose - to look at the beautiful landscape. Until 2017, there was still a beautiful gazebo with parking on the pass, called “Natonovskaya Gorka”. There was a good view of Phangan, but the observation room was demolished under the spine immediately after the end of the rainy season. Everything else that is on Samui is either a wild viewpoint, or the territory of temples or restaurants. Therefore, the Lad Co viewing platform is considered a must-see for every tourist on Samui, and it is often included in the sightseeing itinerary.

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Observation deck on the Chaweng-Lamai Pass

Sometimes, yes, they call it that: lookout on the pass Chaweng-Lamai or Lamai-Chaweng, and rarely remembers the official name. It consists of a large and non-functional gazebo without benches, a small pond with a memorial stone, where the name is written in English and Thai languages, as well as equipped with a looped staircase that runs down zigzags to the sea, runs along it and returns to the top.

The place is beautiful, photogenic, spacious, verypopular with tourists, so you have to look for the position of the camera, where in the background you will not interfere with other people's heads. In the evening it is better not to come here, because at sunset the Lad Co enjoys the love of local teens, and not all of them are peacefully disposed. In 2014, the rocks near the bottom of the observation deck became the site of the brutal murder of a young Burmese girl, but the guides will not tell you about this, of course.

In fact - everything. Come, see, take pictures, take a break from the traffic, eat ice cream, make a circle along the path - everything will take about twenty minutes. It is better to come on a scooter, for the car, it may be that there is no place to attach. The place surprises with its constancy, because how many times I didn’t come here - nothing changes. At 50 meters from the parking lot, there is a holy tree, you will recognize it by the large number of ribbons, offerings and flowers near the house of the spirits, and here it is constantly signaled by passing vehicles. Beating the spirits is a purely Thai version of simplified prayer, so no one forbids you to maintain the tradition. Well, what if. On the roads of Samui, any insurance is useful.

Tree and house of perfume

Tree and house of perfume

Upper walking terrace

Upper walking terrace

On the left there is a ring road - a very busy and dangerous highway.

On the left there is a ring road - a very busy and dangerous highway.

Pond with a memorial stone Lad Co., an unknown destination

Pond with a memorial stone Lad Co., an unknown destination

Clean drinking water in the fountain, drank - not dead

Clean drinking water in the fountain, drank - not dead

Middle terrace, which goes down to the sea

Middle terrace, which goes down to the sea

As you can see - there is a lot of shadow, a place to relax, if not for the noise behind

As you can see - there is a lot of shadow, a place to relax, if not for the noise behind

Here you have another picture from the lowest area. If you have time, go down there, sometimes it is very beautiful. Rocks stretching into the sea and the sea beating on them, creating a lot of spray. Once I saw how people stood taking pictures and covered them with a wave.

View of Chaweng from the rocks

View of Chaweng from the rocks

Information to visit

Viewpoint access is free. There are no stationary shops and establishments in the viewing area, due to the lack of space for construction. But regularly come ice-cream workers on wheels and make-ups with drinks. Parking is quite spacious along the road, but in the daytime it is always crammed with equipment. Do not forget that the movement here is especially stupid and chaotic, some come, the second push off, all this multiply by the percentage of people who do not normally ride a scooter and car, plus mountain serpentine and minus the sense of self-preservation of the Thais - we get a pretty emergency section, people here they regularly perform numbers of unbelievable stupidity and fight.

This machine comes here regularly. Prices slightly higher than the store

This machine comes here regularly. Prices slightly higher than the store

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Viewpoint Lad Koh (Lad Koh Viewpoint)

Viewpoint Lad Koh (Lad Koh Viewpoint)
The place is beautiful, large-scale and in general - the only real viewing platform on Samui. I otfotal it in 2013, so since then nothing has changed.
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Middle terrace, which goes down to the sea

The place is beautiful, large-scale and in general - the only real viewing platform on Samui. I otfotal it in 2013, so since then nothing has changed. Read more about viewpoint.

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