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Big Buddha

A spectacular monument of which there are many in Thailand. Only bettered by the colossal 'Sleeping Buddha' in Bangkok. Stunning views also from the top over the bay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Such a gorgeous and traditional place but losing its originality through tourism , too many shops that are trying to please the tourists , there used to be a lot of quirky little restaurants rather than so many shops. Make sure you read up on the Buddhism religion when visiting Buddha to help you understand and really grasp it's beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Buddha is awesome expirience for everybody ! Not so far and you have to see it. Very nice golden statue, bigger than me...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very touristy and lots of people are quite disrespectful not realising it is sacred ground and to make sure you cover up as there are monks onsite and to adhere to Thai rules. Was walking distance from Bophut, about half an hour each way but only recommend if you are fitish as it gets very hot and sweaty

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A spectacular monument of which there are many in Thailand. Only bettered by the colossal 'Sleeping Buddha' in Bangkok. Stunning views also from the top over the bay.

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Leusden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't spend very much time here. But it's nice to see. Girls: no skirts or tanktops. But you can lend FREE robes or scarves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply beautiful and so much larger than I had thought. Better to go in the morning however as the steps get very hot and you have to walk them bear door!

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Esperance, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have seen quite a few lovely temples in Thailand and this one also has an attractive concourse with beautiful views on 3 sides of the ocean and beaches in the area. Wraps for the less dressed are provided free of charge as is a handy western style toilet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are on Samui vacation, you should one of the must see place. It's not far away from center and very big buddha!!!!!!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the famous place to visit in Koh Samui with grand mother and grand father rocks. Easy to reach, peaceful place with some shops around ! Lot of cats there. Nice place to see.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An impressive item, ladies you must cover shoulders for which covers are provided, there are buddhist monks that enforce this. There is a lot of steps to reach the top so anyone who is unstable, elderly or breathing difficulties will find this hard.

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