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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 today

Well worth a visit, ladies make sure you are dressed with respect, shoulders covered, there are robes & throws that you can borrow. Stairs are steep & a little slippy on the way down, so be careful.

Thank julie k
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely spiritual place, I was able to borrow a suitable cover up so I could show my respect at the temple. Not all tourists share the same respect though. There are lots of stalls / shops with clothes and souvenirs. Please be warned it is...More

Thank Clare110973
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Once you've seen one you have seen them all. Still a to do though. There are some market shops at and around the base of the Buddha. Some views of the bay.

Thank PatrickAust
Reviewed 3 days ago

was good peaceful place and took out alot of pictures too.. good location near our hotel too..and can shop there

Thank shamsher s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this temple on the way to the fishermen markets. It's worthwhile making a donation to the temple ( buying tiles and personal items ) and receiving a blessing from the monk, the monk was extremely welcoming to our group and really made us...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Impressive Buddha and wonderful location with the usual tourist village selling everything at its base

Thank neville505
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice way to spend an hour. It is very easy to get to if you are catching a very you can go here on your way. There are shops around here to buy some presents for home. You need to cover up to go here...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An interesting statue of the Buddha, don't wear sleeveless or backless or you will be asked to cover up with a scarf. The view from the top is great. Delicious ice cream at the markets below, brand name leonardo

Thank salonigupta
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice temple, like many others in Thailand. Nothing special. close to it there's a small market and some shops.

Thank MauriVarese_Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

the drive to the Buddah is interesting for sightseeing. not too many people there it is in good condition, it is an island in a lake . there are lots of catfish and carp in the water one can buy some food and feed the...More

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Emily C
Is the big Buddha in walking distance of other temples
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
No it's all on its own
Are the steps very steep and unsuitable for people with arthritis
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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What is the best time of day? I know people say to go early, but how early? I'd love to see some monks perhaps..
January 28, 2017|
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Response from Hans Christian T | Reviewed this property |
We went there in the morning (around 10 am) hired a taxi to first visit the big Buddha and then the Wat Plai Laem. At this time there was other tourist but it was not crawling with them. One thing to remember is that the... More
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