Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai & Hin Ta)

Attraction Lamai Beach Maret Koh Samui Surat Thani Thailand Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
04:30 PM
06:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Beach
Outdoor
Scenic
Must see
Kids
Free
0.00 USD

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Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks are rocky outcrops on Lamai Beach.The rocks are set on a lovely stretch of beach, and create tranquil rock pools when the tide is in.

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Why Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai & Hin Ta) is special ?

Hin Ta and Hin Yai, some fascinating rock formations on Koh Samui’s south coast, have been a source of mirth and wonder on the island since they were discovered by the locals many years ago. Art often imitates Nature, but less common is Nature imitating Art, especially the Art of the Ribald. But in Thailand anything is possible and these rocks, known as Grandpa (Ta) and Grandma (Yai), look, respectively, like male and female genitalia.


Set on the rocky coastline between Lamai and Hua Thanon, Hin Ta and Hin Yai raise indulgent chuckles or embarrassed titters from those who go to see them. This unusual and titillating sight has, naturally, given rise to a legend explaining how the rocks came into being.


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What to explore at Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai & Hin Ta)?

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.

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.

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’.

Source: http://www.kosamui.com/

How to get to Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai & Hin Ta)?

Hin Ta and Hin Yai are located off Route 4169 on Samui’s south-east coast, about two kilometres south of central Lamai Beach. It’s about 11 kilometres away from Chaweng Beach and 17 kilometres from the airport.

As one of Koh Samui’s most popular attractions, every taxi driver will know how to get here, or you can arrange to stop here when booking a tour of the island.

Source: http://www.kosamui.com/

Selling points

  • “Amazing natural creator”
  • “The view is amazing”
  • “Funny little sight”
  • “Made For Interesting Photos”
  • “Samui legendary.”
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
151.66 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Lamai Beach Maret Koh Samui Surat Thani Thailand

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  • A few small stalls to buy drinks and souvenirs.
    Shopping
  • There are small vendors where you can enjoy fruit shakes, buy souvenirs, and taste local homemade caramels.
    Things to do
  • Don't forget to bring a camera and swimsuit with you
    What to bring
  • Great for photo opportunity.
    Photography
  • This site is in between Lamai and Hua Thanon, therefore visitors staying at Lamai beach area can easily access the site.
    Location
  • It's in a little south along the sands of Lamai Beach, on Koh Samui’s southern east coast.
    Location
  • Quite interesting and a nice markets near the entrance.
    Things nearby

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One of Samui's most famous landmarks. Known as "Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks" because of these rocks are looked like male and female genitalia-shaped rocks.

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Нехер тут делать

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อย่าลืมซื้อกะละแม #ชอบมาก #ต้องซื้อทุกครั้งที่มา :)

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Достопримечательность высосанная из хера.

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It's my first time here. It's amazing and good scene.

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Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai & Hin Ta) is the outstanding check point for Samui traveler. It is amazing natural rock located by the beach. However, the parking lot is limited. I would suggest visiting in early morning so you could enjoy more taking photos and avoid crowded. Enjoy walking along the road with local caramel candies and coconut juice :)

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Me and my girlfriend visited here for a laugh, although it is interesting unless your nearby I wouldn't recommend it as it is quite far away from Central chaweng, also you won't really want to spend too long here, and there is not much else around! If you like rocks shaped like .... Then go of course, but if it's just for a laugh perhaps save your money for something else :)

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This a couple of rocks and isn't to interesting but the story behind them are quite interesting and because of that I rate this attraction as poor in stead of terrible. Nothing special about grandmother rock, but of course grandfather rock looks a little bit funny.

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Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai & Hin Ta) is the outstanding check point for Samui traveler. It is amazing natural rock located by the beach. However, the parking lot is limited. I would suggest visiting in early morning so you could enjoy more taking photos and avoid crowded. Enjoy walking along the road with local caramel candies and coconut juice :)

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One of Samui's most famous landmarks. Known as "Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks" because of these rocks are looked like male and female genitalia-shaped rocks.

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