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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

On our travels around the island we stopped to see this land mark and it was absolutely worth it. Very impressive with some beautiful views. It wasn't that busy either. You will need to take clothes to cover up though as with all temples.

Thank Ceris E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived shortly after 9am with other tourists just starting to arrive. It was recommended to us, that if you want to avoid crowds then go early. Once there, the Big Buddha and other surrounding temples were impressive.

Thank Malcolm F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is no mistaking the power of this monument. Take care with the way you dress as we were shouted at for having bare shoulders before I had managed to put on the cover up I had brought with me. Be respectful, it is a...More

Thank sambe997
Reviewed yesterday

We had a visit to see the Big Buddha and made friends with an icecream selling lady. My husband came down sick and she went out of her way to help us to get back to Tides Resort quickly. We later did a city tour...More

Thank pictonites2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Big Buddha Temple is a must in Samui Very impressive and great view About half an hour Must have decent clothes as it a holy Temple Highly recommended

Thank Benny K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having seen the Buddha's in Bangkok the only thing that impressed about the Big Buddha were the views from the top of the steps. Surrounded by tourist shops down below.

Thank Maggid62
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place of worship. Definitely a must visit place in Koh Samui. if someone takes a half day tour of the island ,it is included in that tour.

Thank traveller56kolkata
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 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
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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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