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Although to some they seem carved by fate, or as a humorous joke, these rocks nicknamed grandfather (Hin Ta) and grandmother (Hin Yai) have actually been shaped by nature into forms that resemble male and female genitalia.
These genitalia-shaped rocks standing close together are not just good for a giggle at the expense of nature, but also give an insight into Thai myths and legends too.
As with all attractions in Thailand, there are plenty of salespeople at this site to enchant you with their wares. After you leave the stalls hawking everything from souvenirs to food and drink, appreciate the astounding coincidence that made such unusually shaped and well-placed rocks.
There is a legend about how these came to be, which no one should leave without learning. It tells the story of an older couple, Ta Kang and Yai Riam, who decided it was time for their son to wed. They set off together in a boat from Nakhon Si Thammarat to arrange a marriage with a girl from Prachuap Khiri Khan province. However, as they travelled a storm came up and wrecked them. Their bodies washed up on the coast, only to be transformed into the male and female genitalia-shaped rocks that forever spell out their intention for their son.
If geological jokes are not your scene, enjoy a fresh coconut juice from one of the stalls and go for a walk along the beautiful, boulder-strewn beach, or jump in for a cooling swim. Grab a postcard or two from the stalls on your way out.
Make the most of your visit to Hin Ta and Hin Yai. Here is a list of some of the most popular things to do:
Would you like to make your visit that much more special? A Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour of Ko Samui and a Photographer's tour - English Speaking Guide takes you to great spots and allows you all the time to set up and snap are both worth looking into.
If you'd like more activities, have a look at our Koh Samui things to do page.
The resort was spacious and clean. The staff was kund and restaurants were also good.
Wonderful property with great service. The breakfast was incredible. The pool and views were so nice! Unfortunately when we went the ocean was too rough to swim in at that particular location.
This has to be one of the best hotels I have ever styed in, this hote was clean and very good location, staff are so friendly including both managers who assisted us and welcomed us with arms wide open, however the service we all received from Poh from front house was exceptional excellent, she went ...
Nice hotel on the beach. The rooms are spacious, hotel is very clean, buffet breakfast is standard and beach is just the way I like it.
On the beach. Very personal attention from staff. Only potential issue is that it is very quiet area if you need night life sction
Set in pretty garden close to sandy cove, rocks for snorkelling around and a long, sandy beach. Close to shops and restaurants of all kinds, old and new. Lovely staff, run by lady who owns it and who made us feel like family. Thank you, Poom!
We stayed in the garden bungalows and they were perfectly adequate for our stay. We felt the hotel staff should clean the beach every morning and remove the debris washed up from the sea as this does show the hotel in a poor light. There is a cockatoo on site and we all felt it should not be there, ...
Very well maintained hotel on narrow, but long strip of land with very interesting landscaping. At first I was bit dissappointed that none of the bungallows had a sea view, but with time I really enjoyed walk between the bungallows, palms and ponds with fish and frogs. Very pleasant staff, both in ...