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Address: Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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This is a must see whenever in this island. The Big Buddha is great just a bit of a shame that the around it doesn't seem to be well maintained. Having a blessing from one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You don't realise the size of the Buddha unless you visit. We paid to write on a tile to be used on the new roof of the temple. Nice place to visit if you are in Samui. Really must adhere to rules regarding clothing- cover knees and shoulders if female. Everyone needs to remove shoes before walking up the stairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Their culture is shown here in abundance. It was so special. don't know how many stairs to the top, but it was a good "heartbreak hill". Well worth the climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see whenever in this island. The Big Buddha is great just a bit of a shame that the around it doesn't seem to be well maintained. Having a blessing from one of the monks is very uplifting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

You must try the pancakes from the "Best Pancake" cart. Sublime!! The Buddha was undergoing some renovations but still beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Big Buddha Temple is amazing! I suggest it 100%. Take your time and walk around the temple as everything is beautiful. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

if you are in the north/west of the island give it a go. It was free entry and a calm place in the evening. We went at sunset and got some cracking views over the water. In comparison to the temples in Bangkok for example, there is not a lot to see, but still worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous Buddha statue rising up high in the sky! Very impressing place, really breathtaking! The big Buddha located in a small area with nice shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great day out..very amazing structure with nice markets around, so be sure to take cash with you. It was very hot so be sure you hydrate!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We went on our own and saw some people go on a tour here, which I really don't think would be necessary as it is a small site and easy to navigate. There is a beautiful large Buddha seated at the top of a set of stairs on the coast. When you walk around it you can see beautiful views... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Coincidentally, we visit this temple on the 1st day of the 5th month on the Chinese Lunar calendar and most Buddhist held prayer on this day and the 15th of each calendar month. Being Buddhist ourselves, we drop by to offer prayer as well as to check out this popular spot. There were quite a number of visitors, mostly foreign.... More 

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Address: Address: Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut

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