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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Bophut 84320, Thailand
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Bophut 84320, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great Buddha statue with some smaller temples surrounding the main stairs up to the main statue. Once on top, there a great view to several places!

Thank David J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is visited if part of day long trip. Nothig much to see, but I would like to see places like this as part of the trip.

Thank Salem-kwt
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everyone told us to see this Buddha, and it’s one of the main attractions on Ko Samui. It was closed off for repainting when we arrived, so we couldn’t get that close, unfortunately. There’s a selection of tourist stalls and shops at its base, and...More

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An amazing golden buddha with wonderful views over the island. A very calm and relaxing atmosphere and so beautifully decorated. Visiting all the temples on the island was a highlight of the holiday.

Thank bearsies
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Must visit the big Buddha temple as it's very historic and peaceful. We all nine if us wentry. Girls do cover up.

Thank jomasters19
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to stop by when U are touring the island by scooter. Some shops below and good views. Liked what Plai Laem better (5 minutes away from Big Buddha) When u leave have a cocktail at Sunset by Angelina's (800 meters back at entrance road)

Thank Sander v
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s more like all other tourist attractions, too many people, too many sales of thirts, small buddha’s etc. It all has a little bit of a fake character unfortuantely....

Thank Canalswimmer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the big Buddha which is definitely a must see. Great to take time to stroll around and enjoy the views across the sea.

Thank LondonE3Traveller
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the water, the Big Buddha is part of any tour of Samui. It is very touristy and you certainly won’t have it to yourself, but it is quite nice.

Thank jahau
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely visit the Big Buddha while you're in Samui. It is very impressive. There are lots of little stalls around selling nice products and cafes to eat and drink.

Thank Anonymous01A
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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!
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Emily C
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Trishnjarrod | Reviewed this property |
Not that I seen
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benidorm9
January 29, 2017|
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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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