Lamai View Point is located on the southern edge of Lamai Village, just after the MACRO hypermarket, on the same side of the ring road. Once upon a time, at the dawn of evolution, a small waterfall Siva Tara was found here and nearby is a huge stone, which in its silhouette very approximately looks like a slightly elongated heart. I don't know how natural the waterfall is, but below there is a dam that looks very beautiful. The new landmark was then named Valentine Stone in honor of St. Valentine, valentines and hearts, you know, and the area around the stone was gradually put in order. For Thais, this usually means a lot of cement, bright flower beds, a place to eat and drink, as well as a bunch of other architectural details that have slowly replaced the natural charm with the banality of a commercial establishment..
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The place is interesting, first of all, with a beautiful view of Lamai from a height of about one hundred meters, well, maybe a little more. The ascent up the pedestrian path, which is equipped with steps and bridges, for an unprepared person on foot takes a maximum of ten minutes. And if sports training allows, then it will be possible to climb the observation deck in five minutes. By the way, this is one of the easily accessible viewpoints on Koh Samui, where you can easily climb with children on your shoulders..
Higher up the slope, at the end of the trail, there is a decent crevice between two neighboring mountains, so a zip-line was built there. The entire zip-line is essentially two flights, which promise pleasure for ten minutes, including the time to move from one cable to another. Perhaps, as an initial option for a beginner, it will fit, but for those who have already visited the two-kilometer Canopy Adventures track or flew on the Tree Top Cable Ride, Lamai spans will seem unattractive. Later, after people began to visit Valentine Stone little by little, the site was expanded and a party viewpoint was organized. Even later, a full-fledged bar was completed, just below the zip-line platform, there was something like a funicular on the rails.
Near the entrance, downstairs, where the parking lot is, there is a fish spa, which is included in the price of the visit. It seems to me that this is a great option for those who have never tried feeding their legs to fish and still do not know those electrical emotions that prevent sitting quietly and not laughing. On my arrival there were five tourists, but the fish were apparently well-fed, because the behavior of the people made it clear that they gnawed tourists extremely reluctantly. I myself did not try this fish spa, because I already know the fish, but I did not want to repeat the experience.
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To be honest, I did not understand from which side one should look at the stone to make it look like a heart. Here, apparently, it all depends on the desire - how much you want to see in this shapeless piece exactly the heart, and not the portrait of Brezhnev in profile. You will have to run your camera around the attraction to get the right angle.
All the fun on Valentine Stone grounds is not free. The entrance costs 50 baht, go upstairs on a funny funicular - 200 baht, ride a zip line - 800 baht, for 1000 you will be allowed to all of the above and allowed to fish, and for 950 baht you can ride a zip line and a funicular both ways. Bar prices are quite touristy, but not exorbitant. For example, a fruit shake is offered for 80 baht..
Opening hours from 9:00 to 18:30.
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The observation deck at the Valentine Stone paid amusement park. Entrance is 50 baht per person, easy access, within 15 minutes at a calm step up the stairs.
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The observation deck at the Valentine Stone paid amusement park. Entrance is 50 baht per person, access is easy, within 15 minutes by calm steps up the stairs. More about the viewpoint.