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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice visiting this place for a second time how can you come to Thailand and not visit a temple!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I liked the views and the opulence, while also finding it faintly ridiculous such bling should be created to celebrate the godfather of enlightenment

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The place was very touristic and was under construction. The nearby Wat was way better! Yes the Buddha was big!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Buddha and beautiful views, Koh Samui is such a gorgeous island have been twice and drove all around on a scooter, best two holidays ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful small temple. For a small donations you can get a blessing from the monks and write your name on a tile used in construction of the temple. Not too many steps and when you reach to top you take a stick and hit the bells around the Big Buddha for good luck and make wishes.. I found this visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Very inspiring place, you can donate to the temple and write your name in a tile. Be sure to take good sunscreen and a hat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Standing at 12 metres high, Big Buddha is fantastic to see. Go up, make a wish and smash a bell to make it come true. Good fun and great to participate in a Buddhist tradition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My first flight to Koh Samui, Surat thani province was when I was 9 months old. I remember every time we visit the island the Big Buddha temple is a place we usually go. I often spend my summer in Samui. Something you will need to prepare is a proper clothing. Yes, it is hot up there. What I recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very interesting. Bright and colourful. Busy. Lots to do and see in nearby area. Peaceful. Walked up steps. Monks everywhere. Very respectful. Didn't understand everything, but happy to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

we were at the evening, the temple seemed to be under construction or renovated. The location is nice and the buddha up to the stairs very nice. Worth to have a look on it, but do not expect a big temple

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