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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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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It was bit raining and windy when we visited. It’s impressive to see a huge Buddha at the top of the hill. The place is surrounded by the clangs of the bells that will make you feel so magical.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Buddha and Temple were very interesting. He is very impressive and all gold. There is a lot of little shops and souvenirs to pick from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

well worth the visit was hugely impressed amazing how these things are constructed an beautiful atmosphere around the place this is a must see in Koh Samui

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A little bit boring. Nice to see don't get me wrong. But it is not absorbing culture to see this. It is massive and quite cool. But it was built for tourists to have a tourist day out in samui. This island does not have much traditional thai culture so they just plonked it there to meet demand. I honestly... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

the Buddaha is seated in the west while facing the east, so if you wanna take a good pic, best time is in the morning instead of sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went to the big buddha and walked to the top of the steps and when up close it is a formidable sight. there are lots of shops and souvinirs to buy here but just spending a bit of time up by the temple is very peaceful. There is also a fantastic view from the top.

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came with a taxi driver only to see it and to take a picture. The ace is under construction at the moment, and if you are not dressed with long sleeves and long pants they won't let you go up. We took a picture from down stairs and it was enough! 5-10 minutes visit is enough there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Too many renovations around the area and the entire place is filled with materials and workers. Spoils the entire scenary. The bells had some broken.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Theres a lot of buddas on the island but this is the biggest one. Fun to have seen , Seen that, done that :-)

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We first visit this place, nice but so commercial so Many things to buy and stuff please focus on the culture. Anyway they were bilding or reconstruction when we visit. If your having bad vlotjes on they will give you A scarf to cover only for women. So hot with that, anyway we where quickly done not alot to See... More

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