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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 yesterday via mobile

There are too many vendors around the temple with loud music. It could be a very lovely place without them or at least their noise.

Thank Max N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having travelled a fair bit it gets a bit same old and unfortunately there was nothing amazing or unique about this temple apart from the fact it's right under the airport flight path. If you are doing this as part of a half or full...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice spot to go and visit Very impressive site - nice place to bring the family or somewhere quiet to reflect I will be back again PS Ladies coverup guys be respectable Love Samui

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its true this is a really big buddha and its also very beautiful to look at. the nearby temple even better.

Thank losegunkim
Reviewed 4 days ago

A little to commercialized for my liking.. but worth while to stop and see. Lots of vendors to wander around. Good views from the top area. Wear respectable clothes when visiting any Temple. Plae Lam Temple just down the road is nicer IMO.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice, clean place, not overcrowded... We were happy to visit it... Many Thai children were at the moment there because the school situated there was out_was nice to see them play! Place definitely to visit, magnificent and beautiful!

Thank елена х
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buddha is big and interesting. Nice for a short visit. But the time you go is very important because at noon it's so hot. Female visitors should cover their shoulders and no shorts allowed for women.

Thank Siamak M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WWe've seen the big Buddha quite a few times on clothes and it never loses its appeal. It is free to get to it and give some wonderful photo opportunities. They allow you to wear your footwear between 10 AM and 4 PM when they...More

Thank Off their P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice big bhuda a must if sumai is your only Thailand stop. Of you have been to the mainland then it's just another temple.

Thank paul i
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Ko Samui you should definitely try visit the Big Buddha temple. There is no entrance fee however if you wish you can make a donation for the temples upkeep. You need to be respectful of the culture and dress appropriately, however if...More

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Emily C
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
No it's all on its own
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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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72florencew
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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