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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 2 days ago

I really enjoy cultural experience, so i enjoyed this. You can go and walk around at your leisure and leave when you want to. Its nice to be able to do the Big Buddha in your own time.

Thank Carthusia9
Reviewed 2 days ago

During an excursion, we visited the Big Buddha, stunning and just shone in the sunlight, a must see whilst in Bophut

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nothing special about it. It’s just a huge temple. Nothing to remember or do, unless you are Buddhist! .. too many tourists come here just to take pictures and then go back! I was just like this, curious after watching many pictures of it online....More

Thank TravellerMan72
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free attraction which is worth a look. The surrounding area has nice restaurants and a nice beach. Parking is limited so take a scooter.

Thank Annifuse
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here as part of my City tour, another Big Buddha seen so many in Asia now, nice temples at same location, some markets nearby to buy souvenirs

Thank siank73
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I hired a taxi to see some of the sites of Koh Samui and were advised to go to the Big Buddha, we weren't disappointed although we have been to many temples before.

Thank Matthew23751
Reviewed 6 days ago

The big Buddha statue is marvelous and stirs vibrations of peace within us. Once you get to the top, views of the ocean are breathtaking

Thank Praveen Kumar S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The buddha itself is large and impressive with surrounding beautiful views. The streets surrounding are another mix of souvenir shops and restaurants that are pretty average.

Thank N L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s great structural object of God which seams to be a dashavtar of God Vishnu .. more realistic .. must see

Thank sandip g
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a visit to Big Buddah. It wasn't crowded, had a very small outdoor market & was near other fun things like the outdoor, night market. There are some stairs to walk up & at the top you can enjoy seeing Buddha as well...More

Thank Nicole R
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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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