The elephant gate in Koh Samui is a century-old monument, featuring 2 giant elephants statues at the entrance of Taling Ngam Village.
The gate was built in 1979 by Monks who wanted to enhance the entrance of the village, and to attract passers-by and tourists.
Princess Galyani Vadhana, sister of His Majesty the King of Thailand, came and gave a Royal blessing to the village and the gate. Local inhabitants believe that everyone who passes through the gate and looks into the elephants eyes will receive the blessing of the Princess.
The Elephant Gate is located on Road 4170, 20 minutes bt taxi from Mercure Koh Samui Beach Resort. This is a good place to take pictures and enjoy beautiful sunset.