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Big Buddha Temple

This was exactly what I expected to see in Thailand. It was bright and something magical about it. It is quite touristy but you could still experience people praying and their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Geelong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Boring, you walk up a big set of stairs, look at the buddha and walk down. There is no where to go inside, nothing to read about it. You can see it all by looking at a photo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was exactly what I expected to see in Thailand. It was bright and something magical about it. It is quite touristy but you could still experience people praying and their ritual of prayers. I enjoyed seeing this temple & all its wonder!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Nice tourist attraction but same same if you,ve seen one in Thailand you,ve seen them all!!! This one in Koh Samui does seem like it is purely tourist attraction rather than a real place of prayer etc.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Having been in Koh Samui for a few weeks, we hired a car and decided to visit a few attractions. The big buddha was on our list and we were so glad we took the time to go up to the site direct. Having been on the area before last year we just took in the sight while passing on... More 

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Frimley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

the attraction is based in a small market of shops and is slightly better than some off the temples I have visited to buddha statues is slight hike up the stairs too see the statue but you can walk right round the statue and there is a nice view to look over the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temple dedicated to the Buddha. It's a must see. Don't forget to bring a sarong with you to cover your shorts or bare arms. Otherwise, you can always borrow coverups once you're there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was disappointing very staged and to set up. Everything has and is an add on and that s annoying,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by the water . Simply amazing . Try to catch the Saint Man, and you will be lucky . Get a bracelet. 20 bahts :))))

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The big buddha statue is a new one, all around there are shops and everything is a sort of market. Nice and big statue but apart from that...another money maker attraction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great way to see the bay too. Nice walk up the stairs to see this massive statue. Make sure to cover up in respect of the religion.

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