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Big Budda Temple visit

A fascinating temple.tourists everywhere, enjoying the sights of the area,lots of steps to climb!! and atmosphere of the Temple

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Greater Perth, Australia
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fascinating temple.tourists everywhere, enjoying the sights of the area,lots of steps to climb!! and atmosphere of the Temple

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for about half an hour, took some fab photos, great views of the bay! At the bottom of the steps are some markets with all kinds of things, take some time to wander round there

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Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was the biggest waste of time! It was built specifically for tourists... and that comes becomes apparent the second you enter the car park. Spend your time visiting an actual temple instead..

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A massive statue overlooking the ocean. It's spiritual significance is easily absorbed by the tranquility of its location. Nothing says more spirituality than the calming sea and mountains. Koh Samui is paradise and thus the perfect backdrop for this gem of a statue.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a couple of Buddhas at the big Buddha temple. The one you see in the tourist material plus a second big smiley face one. Nothing exciting or different about this 'major attraction'. Ticked a box but I wouldn't worry if you miss it.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Compared to many other Temples I Visited, this was quite average, for visitors that have not been to Buddha Temples elsewhere, it might be exciting to visit.

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Thank Nafha M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Free parking, they offer out free wraps/ sarongs if you forget to bring one. The place is very clean and well maintained. Unfortunately the cafes and shops surrounding the monument are super expensive but that's tourism for you.

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Oxford, UK
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a stay at Kho Samui island can't be complete without visiting this beautiful unmissable temple quite easily climbed via steps and offering magical views of the centre of island to the sea.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This temple is actually located on a small island but recent funding allowed a road to be built over the causeway such that visiting here is a seamless diversion off the coast round Koh Samui. It is not all smooth and easy going however as the area around the bottom of the temple which houses various retail outlets is strewn... More 

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What a great place to visit we was amazed of the size of the statue.the area also has café's and eateries so you could stay quite a while if you wanted there are loads of other statues around the area so take your camera 😀.if your a lady be careful what you wear as you can't go up to the... More 

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