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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Type: Religious Sites, Gardens
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You do need to see this but the is nothing super exciting about it. Good for a relaxing day although there is a small walk up stairs to get to the top. Get blessed by a munk while you are there just to have the experience and tick of bucket list. Although entry is free We almost felt pressured into... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

well worth the visit, good walk to the top of the stairs, plenty of cheap water and drinks available. Jump on the scooter and check it out.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You see this as you approach Samui from the air. It is not particularly old, but a neat recent addition. It was very close to our hotel so it was natural to go over there and then shop in the little shopping area.

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Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Be careful of the the tall african guy 'Yuma Mossi' claiming to be the temple boy at the Big Buddha Temple Koh Samui. I believe his name is Yuma Mossi. He seemed to have a massive racist problem with blonde white girls. To the point that I thought he was going to attack my girlfriend. Who was not even at... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I have not visited many Buddhist temples. We have them in the states, this Buddha statue at this temple put redefined my idea of 'Big Buddha'. It is currently undergoing repairs as of September 2014. If you visit now you can sign your name and a message on a roofing tile and it will become part of the construction of... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Dominating the island of Koh Samui, it's amazing to see and be so close to something so amazing. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities for those who do not like to go sightseeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Giant idol of Buddha looks fascinating..Spent few hours here as a part of my Thailand exploration.. It connects you with the the belief and history of Thailand people..It's calm, quite place with lots of god goddess statues set up uniquely..have lots of shops to buy beautiful stuffs as a remembrance. Clicked several photos of the colorful idols..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

there is no dislikes...all good at this place....do ring the bells at the top surrounding the gig statue....and donate generously (tiles) for prosperity and health of this place and yourself.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great place to visit, numerous restaurants & shops close at hand, great views from the top out over the bay, remember your camera

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Buddha was big indeed, but i felt the place lacked character. Dont go there with too much expectations.

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