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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 4 days ago via mobile

Shopping here was a little cheaper than fisherman's villiage. Lots of little shops, great place to get all the gifts for friends. My favorite find was the coconut wood serving spoons and salad tongs. Cute sundresses that actually fix a non Asian body available too....More

Thank Sandie02
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in Koh Samui, you must visit this place to see the Buddha Temple. The Temple and surrounding area is kept traditional with workship and shopping around with local merchandise for souvenirs giveaways.

Thank dilipg66
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely big Buddha. Monks give you a pray if you want. Nice place to quiet down. Remember to dress apropiately.

Thank Outi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place surrounded by the sea. Amazing view from the top and really nice ambiance.

Thank Manu G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting great market around scenic very enjoyable lots of space nice little restaurant around the area great views

Thank lisaleo666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were getting blessed by the monk here and wanted to give the monk a donation. Most people were only giving 20 baht donations, but being from a Buddhist family I wanted to give a little bit more so rifled through my...More

1  Thank Pippa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on an overcast/drizzly day and the big budda is impressive, but there isn't a great deal further to keep you around more than 15 minutes to half an hour. You can provide the monks with a donation for a blessing as many other...More

Thank missinnocent91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Big Buddha" (sad about the commercial name) is indeed big and the views out to sea and back to the land make it worth the visit The prayer bells add another dimension although it is sad that parents who have little respect for other...More

Thank Kym R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this place and I think it's something nice to do for an hour or so as there are also a few trinket shops and cafes in the area below the Big Buddha. There are scarfs or wraps for the ladies that you...More

Thank Chris E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly no admission fee. Worth going and seeing all 7day buddha’s around the big golden fella.

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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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