Dec, 26 ||
The vast majority of the island is Buddhist. There are also a remarkable number of Wats or Temple Complexes on Koh Samui. There are also monasteries here with the largest and most famous being at the Big Buddha.
Monks in the mornings can be seen collecting Alms in the villages. The faithful participate in early morning services at the local Wat. They can also be found at other times of the days in the temples worshiping, performing tasks and making merit.
A majority of the fishermen are Muslim. The largest concentration being in Hua Thanon where there is a large mosque. The Muslim symbol of the moon and star is easily identifiable throughout Koh Samui. In the Muslin areas veiled women are be seen on the streets and in the markets.
There is a large number of expat Christians on Koh Samui. St. Anna Catholic Church is in Nathon with regularly scheduled services. The Thais regardless of religion like a celebration and take part in Christmas and other Christian holidays.
There are a number of other religious groups on Koh Samui. Many bringing their wisdom for only short periods of time. The major non-organized religion on Koh Samui is respect for Nature. Living in Peace and Harmony with the environment is a powerful experience. Many visitors have found religion on the peaceful mountaintops or isolated pristine beaches here on Koh Samui.