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Address: Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour

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Big and beautiful temple

Not much info to read/find out more about the temple, but that's for a good reason as its' purpose is a religious temple. Beautiful and big!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We saw this during a tour of the island with a private tour via Asia world enterprises, was well worth seeing while here. Women need to cover up or hire clothing. Very peaceful at the top, a few shops to buy things or a drink. Glad we came

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not much info to read/find out more about the temple, but that's for a good reason as its' purpose is a religious temple. Beautiful and big!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The vast Big Buddha fan temple can be seen for miles around- indeed it is recognised as the main symbol on Samui itself, or even from the air as one approaches the Island from over the neighbouring Island of Koh Phangan. The temple itself is open plan with monks' quarters on one side, then a fairly steep flight of steps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Glad we saw it impressive then sat in the shade of the trees worth a visit my husband saw a green snake non poisonous made for good conversation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It kind of sums up the Thai people, a happy and serene environment that exudes a peace despite becoming a tourist attraction. It was so good to see Buddhist enjoying the faith in such a beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had a really great day trip and stopping off at the Big Buddha Temple was definitely a highlight for us! The Buddha himself (as others have stated) is truly an impressive sight, both in terms of size and beauty. You can see the statue from miles away, but nothing really prepares you for what it is like to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed it all lots to see the weather was beautiful all day . Very interesting and great group of people with me

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Worth a look, but do not go out of your way ! Sadly we have seen much more impressive in Bangkok and other regions, but if your in the area its worth a look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Traditional Thai ceremonial practise. Fascinating how so many people from far and wide come to offer their blessings and be blessed. Don't forget to cover up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can see the Buda statue miles away. It's impressive and very big. You will have to go up with the stairs. The area is well organised and there are many small shops around.

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