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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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Go early - to avoid heat and tourist!

Beautiful sights once you walk up the short stair way! Ignore the market at the bottom prior to the entrance. There are much better markets in Koh Samui.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful sights once you walk up the short stair way! Ignore the market at the bottom prior to the entrance. There are much better markets in Koh Samui.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Huge Buddha overlooking bophut beach . Lots of shops around the base. Worth a look but very touristy.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is such a cute / fun temple! The Big Buddha is by water and in front of a beautiful sunset when the sun sets :) I absolutely enojyed it.

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the big Buddha whilst hireing a car & would say that it is worth a visit. Whilst you probably wouldn't spend a huge amount of time there it's nice and peaceful to go and have a look. They were in the middle of repairing the roof and as such, you could purchase a roof tile for a very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was a disappointing visit as the building structure is virtually disintegrating. The outer section around the Buddha is sectioned off and the rest of the building looks in poor condition. The Buddha itself is magnificent but once you've walked around it there isn't much more unless you want to be blessed.

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Kitwe, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A relqatively small site but truly magnificent, as are so many of the temples in Thailand. A few good shops to buy from - mostly clothing that is cheap. Remember to wear long shorts covering below the knee and no skimpy tops (but they do provide covers for those unprepared.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

its a good place, careful where you tread as the dogs have free range toilet facilities you can graffiti a tile with words of wisdom for generations on to wonder at you wonderful incite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting temple in Koh Saumi. Nothing as large as the ones in Bangkok, but never the less, worth a hour or two visit. There are many small shops around the temple entrance, selling of course, a little bit of everything. Admission is free, but I think donations are appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

lovely temple to go and visit whilst in Koh Samui beautiful view of Koh pang yang however there are lots of other beautiful temples on the Island to go and see!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you visit one unless for religious reasons they all are interesting but the same. Good views but there are other venues of greater interest in the area.

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