|Ko Samui - Tropical Island | Hin Ta and Hin Yai - Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks|
When I was there myself, I found that these eroded rocks by the sea that resemble the mammoth male and female genitalia are absolutely eyes popping and jaws dropping! Oh dear! They leave the best for me to discover.
Located between Lamai and Hua Thanon on the south-sea of Samui island, this destination was part of our half-day city tour. The sight of Grandfather's rock is obvious as one walks towards the water after passing some souvenir shops. Most folks would miss the Grandmother Rock but our friendly tour guide quickly pointed to us where to find 'Hin Yai' - a long crevice between two rocks that is facing Gulf of Thailand. In order to get a good sight of it, one has to walk on the bare rocks. Watch your steps as there were some puddle of water when we were there. If you are there by your own, search for the signpost and the Grandmother Rock is clearly indicated not to far from the Grandfather Rock.
Typically behind any legendary rocks, there is always a story behind it. Below is the version elaborated exactly from the signpost at Hin Ta and Hin Yai.
"A folklore of Samui Island tells the story of an old couple by the name of Ta Kreng (Grandpa Kreng) and Yai Riem (Grandma Riem) who lived with their son in the southern Province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Since their son had come of age, they felt that it was time he got married.
One day they decided to sail to neighboring Province of Prachuap Khiri Khan to ask for the hand of Ta Monglai's daughter. During their sea journey, their boat was siezed by a storm. The old man and his wife, were unable to swim ashore. They died at sea, turning into rocks as proof to the would be bride's parents of their true intentions. The rocks stand there to this day."
Besides these signature rocks, beaches and seascape here are worth to appreciate.
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