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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

Well worth a visit. It is a beautiful statue and the view is breathtaking. I went twice - once at sunset and once in the morning. Ring the bells for good luck. Avoid going between 10 and 4 as it can get busy and the...More

Thank brettystar
Reviewed yesterday

The buddah was nice and large. However the same as all the rest. You can get blessed if you wish by a monk. Lot's of little shops for souvenirs.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located very near to Airport and close to our resort, we decided to pay a visit to the landmark Big Buddha as our first Samui destination. The place is very easy to find, plenty of parking. There's a monk at the base of the staircase...More

Thank thanni999
Reviewed 2 days ago

A monumental Buddha which is very impressive and worth some time to admire. A lovely view over the NW of the island from the platform, but as always show respect and (ladies) must cover their shoulders and knees. The 'security' there will not let you...More

Thank RoystaDoysta
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one from the must see place on the Ko Samui when you want to go on the trip arround the island. Big Buddha statue is really great and it has something special. There is nice view on the sea from the terrace next...More

Thank jakubarthy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous & beautiful place to visit. Very spiritual. We had the chance to be blessed as a family by one of the monks.

Thank lynnej37
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice Temple. Easy to get to I used A Scooter to get there. Was Blessed by the Monk There. Nice Shops around the bottom of the Temple I saw another Temple I went to while I was at the top of this one. Facing the...More

Thank Craigmart75
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has a wow factor when you approach it, kids enjoyed looking at it but were bored after 5 minutes, great shops around it

Thank Hairdresser360
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is easily accessible has lots of cafes and restaurants around as it's secluded by a pier, definetly worth a visit as it makes a good photo. You can ring the bells or just enjoy the culture.

Thank StephenHann95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw temples in Chiang Mai and Bangkok and then this is very small and less impressive. The Budha itself is nice though. Just take a taxi to somewhere and ask him to stop and wait for 5 or 10 minutes while you have a...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
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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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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