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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Route 4171, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Route 4171, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth a visit and free,we walked to the temple from the Prana resort hotel and it took about 45 minutes there were plenty of places to eat and plenty of bars.

Thank Gordon4000
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Big Buddha Temple is a great activity to do while visiting Koh Samui. It's situated toward the tip of the island and has some amazing views at the top. The Buddha is situated within a small village-like area that has some great tourist souvenir...More

Thank juliegreene00
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked from the other temple, to the Big Buddha, and both are worth seeing!! Beautiful grounds... great shopping and restaurants here, as well as spiritual connection.

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Set right on the ocean near the pier, Big Buddha is a must see when visiting the Bophut area in Koh Samui. This is a famous landmark that is the first thing you see when flying into Koh Samui. There's plenty of tourist shopping here,...More

1  Thank BruceAleo
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoy cultural experience, so i enjoyed this. You can go and walk around at your leisure and leave when you want to. Its nice to be able to do the Big Buddha in your own time.

Thank Carthusia9
Reviewed 6 days ago

During an excursion, we visited the Big Buddha, stunning and just shone in the sunlight, a must see whilst in Bophut

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nothing special about it. It’s just a huge temple. Nothing to remember or do, unless you are Buddhist! .. too many tourists come here just to take pictures and then go back! I was just like this, curious after watching many pictures of it online....More

Thank TravellerMan72
Reviewed 6 days ago

Free attraction which is worth a look. The surrounding area has nice restaurants and a nice beach. Parking is limited so take a scooter.

Thank Annifuse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as part of my City tour, another Big Buddha seen so many in Asia now, nice temples at same location, some markets nearby to buy souvenirs

Thank siank73
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I hired a taxi to see some of the sites of Koh Samui and were advised to go to the Big Buddha, we weren't disappointed although we have been to many temples before.

Thank Matthew23751
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Dayanand S
November 30, 2017|
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Response from missinnocent91 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Yea there are taxis outside the temple itself and just ask for it to be on the meter you will probably pay about 250 baht on the meter to Chaweng beach!
Emily C
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Trishnjarrod | Reviewed this property |
Not that I seen
January 29, 2017|
Response from Hans Christian T | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the severity of your illness. There is about 60 steps, a little more than half way up there is a platform. However the steps are not steeper than regular steps I know of. BR Hans Christian
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