Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks, Ko Samui

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    Hin Ta/Hin Yai Rocks

    by Willettsworld Written Jan 12, 2010
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    Between Lamai and Hua Thanon lies two famous rock formations: Hin Ta and Hin Yai also known as Grandpa and Grandma rocks. These formations look like the male and female genitalia, respectively. What makes these rocks even more strange is that they are close to each other, giving way to a legend explaining how they came to be.

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    A Big One!!

    by YaaDong Written Aug 6, 2008

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    Hin Ta & Hin Yai male and female genitals natural rock formation has a local tale describing it's existence on the island...
    ...the story goes that an old couple's boat wrecked and sunk in the bay,where their bodies washed ashore and created these strange rocks...i?
    Next to the rock formation there is a nice little beach here where you can have a swim...to cool off after looking at these rocks.Also a small restaurant ,many stalls where you can buy local Thai sweets and other products.

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    by kenningst Written Jun 2, 2008
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    Also known as the grandfather and grandmother rock, the main attraction of this place is that there is a rock which looks like a male’s and female’s private part. It is located nicely at an array of rock formation with a small little beach and also a reggae pub at the side. It takes a small climb/hike to get here. Upon arriving, you will immediately able to locate the grandfather rock but then we were looking around for a while and were not able to locate the grandmother rock.

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    Hin Yai/Hin Ta

    by clouds111 Updated Oct 25, 2007

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    Oooo I say...
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    Near Lamai Beach you must go and see these rocks (Hin Yai/Hin Ta), naturally formed into male and female private parts.... The Grandfather rock is easy to spot but the Grandmother rock can be a little more tricky. You need to climb down a huge rock until you're almost sea level and look back. The locals will point you in the right direction.

    The story has it that an elderly couple went out sailing to a nearby province but during their voyage, their boat was taken by a storm, the old man & his wife were unable to swim ashore. They died at sea, turning into rocks to be remembered forever.

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    Hin Ta & Hin Yai

    by JohnandSuzie Written Sep 24, 2007
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    Here are the famous rocks if in Samui you must see them otherwise its like going to Egypt and not seeing the Pyramids..............well not quite, as well as the rocks there are tourist stalls and a nice little bay.

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    Hin Ta & Hin Yai: Samui's Phalic Rocks

    by JessH Updated May 9, 2007

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    No Viagra needed! ;-) Grandfather Rock
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    Mother Nature indeed has a sense of humour! (or is it just that the human mind is single-tracked & predictable...?)

    This strange rock formation reminds of... well... genitals.
    (it's human nature to want to see them... don't be embarrassed! hahaha!)

    Not just the formations themself amaze, but also the fact that they are right next to each other!
    In local legend the rocks apparently appeared after two lovers drowned themselves in the sea because their families disapproved of their relationship.
    Apparently couples that are trying to have a baby should come here for "positive vibrations & good energy" that will help the woman conceive. (nice idea, but did you notice there are hundreds of tourists with cameras standing around?! haha!)

    NOTE: Be careful whilst walking on the rocks. If the waves have been strong, the rocks get quite wet & slippery. Especially mind your step when visiting with children.

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    Visit Hin Yay and Hin Ta

    by bsfreeloader Updated Mar 5, 2007

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    Grandfather Rock

    For a giggle, if nothing else, it's worth visiting Grandfather and Grandmother rocks at the southern end of Lamai Beach. The rocks look remarkably like the male and female genitalia, respectively, and draw heaps of tourists every day. Anyway, it's good to see Grandpa can still get it up.

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    See Big one!!! and laugh

    by zazatann Written Jun 2, 2006

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    Located about 1 km south out of Lamai, these are two famous granite stones that stand out amongst the numerous outcroppings dotted along Samui’s coastline. The rocks named Grandfather and Grandmother respectively are shaped like male and female genitalia and said to be the origin of the ‘Mui people”. Once on the rocks the scenery is spectacular but getting there entails running a gauntlet of tacky souvenir and gift shops.

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    G AND G ROCKS

    by mamasan69 Updated May 3, 2005

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    GRANDFATHER ROCK-Koh Samui.
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    During a day trip of scootering around the island of Koh Samui, we went to see the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks.
    The site was very beautiful and I was able to get a few nice pictures of it. Not only are the "main attractions" beautiful to see, but the whole area is amazing to experience.
    The rock formations can be a handfull if you not careful, when they get wet it is very slippery. However, part of the experience is climbing the rocks and getting a better view of the overall site.
    If you want to swim here, there is a shallow pool of water that I saw people in, that looked nice. I had already had my morning swim in the ocean that day, so I didn't try it out, but it looked pretty good.
    I would hope that people come and see this site as it has historical meaning, as well as it is a different place to see while on Samui, even though it is a bit "touristy".

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    Hin Tai and Hin Yai

    by pehsan Updated Apr 6, 2005

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    Grandpa stone

    once upon a time... there were an old couple staying in a village. well, u can find story on the story board there (therefor it makes you wanna go there and read what's going on..) if i'm not mistaken, hin tai means grandpa and hin yai means grandma. so, i don't have to spend much time looking for the grandpa's rock as it's GIGANTIC, standing straight proudly despite of the envy glimpse from the man. holly.. mean while, i was looking high and low for the grandma's rock. sooo hard to find, i had to give up as i was too shy to ask the local to show me the "female genital".. just dun feel right...

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    "Erotic rocks": Hin Ta - Hin Yai

    by Robert_Hun Written Feb 5, 2005

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    Hin Ta & Hin Yai (ie. Grandpa & Grandma)

    Funny and undoubtedly erotic rock formations on Lamai beach. The legend says that an old couple whose ship was wrecked in the bay and their body was washed ashore to create these formations. The name ("Grandfather and Grandmother rocks") comes from this story (and probably from the shapes themselves... :-))
    Actually, as on the picture, you can observe only grandpa because grandma faces the surging sea, so you cannot access this rocky shore. (I don't know how the postcard that you can see in my Travelogue was made.)

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    Are they for real?

    by XLH Updated Feb 5, 2005
    I wished that were mine!

    The 2 most famous rock formations here, called Hin Ta and Hin Yai, have been naturally crafted by nature to resemble the male and female genitalia, and they are called Grandfather and Grandmother Rock.
    What i found amazng is that these 2 can be found so near to each other, really just a 2 minute walk apart. And the likeness to the real thing, whoa... You gotta see it to believe it...
    Unfortunately, we didn't take a good enough picture of the 'female' rock. Word of warning though, to see the female one, you have to go quite to the edge of the rocky area. Be careful!

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    Grandpa and Grandma rocks

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 9, 2003

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    Grandpa rock

    It may not be your cup of tea but lots of people visit and you will see numerous postcards featuring these rocks.
    The picture shows a rock that is phallic in shape - this is Grandpa rock. If you walk out a little and look back there is an opening in the rocks that has been worn away by the waves. Its shape resembles the female genitalia somewhat (if my memory serves me correctly!). This, of course, is Grandma rock.

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    Rock formations

    by M.E.R.V Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The natural rock formations are perhaps the must must must see n u shouldnt miss this! Nicknamed the 'Grandfather and Grandmother rocks', they each represent the male and female sexual organs! The funny thing is that no one ever carved these rocks but they were naturally form many many years ago. And don't forget to pose as though u trying to climb the grandfather! Lol!

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    Its a big one

    by Gryphon25 Written Sep 29, 2007

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    Have a go at finding the grandfather and grandmother symbols. They are ment to resemble the male and female sexual organs. Have a go at trying to get a photo of them at the perfect angle

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