Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), Bophut

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)
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David
Oxford, UK1,052 contributions
The views from the top are amazing.
Aug 2021
Wat Phra Yai is really quiet at the moment. So, if thinking of visiting - now is a good time.

The statue is cool to look at and the views from the statue's mesa are really amazing. It's the views, in fact, that are the highlight of this attraction.

Setting the place back is the fact that you must wind your way through numerous shops and outlets to get to the buddha. The place's focus on tourists is very evident.

Worth seeing - it's pretty iconic for Ko Samui.
Written August 29, 2021
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Ray Stone Studio
Surat Thani, Thailand7 contributions
Awesome View point
Apr 2021 • Solo
As a traveler photographer/ videographer, Big Buddha Temple in Samui has been a great place to visit with a great view over the ocean.
Written May 19, 2021
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Wayne
Bangkok, Thailand55 contributions
Peaceful without crowds
Apr 2021 • Family
Visited with my family. No charge to go in or park. Lovely temple, great photo opportunity with no tourists. Nice and relaxing atmosphere. Good views of the island.
Written April 6, 2021
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Mike Holp
Ko Samui, Thailand58 contributions
Most iconic Buddhist temple in Koh Samui
Feb 2021
Big Buddha is the most iconic spiritual monument in Koh Samui. It is clearly visible from most parts of the island.
Written February 18, 2021
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CKF
CT1,915 contributions
A Koh Samui Staple!
Nov 2020
Wat Phra Yai is one of the must-see statues on Koh Samui. The grandeur is astounding; large, imposing and beautiful, all at the same time. It will not take long to admire the statue and the rest of the property, but it is a worthwhile stop when visiting the island. Highly recommend!
Written December 27, 2020
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Mr.Zhen9
Bangkok, Thailand56 contributions
MUST Go. Gorgeous scenes.
Dec 2020
BIG Buddha. around with ocean how gorgeous of scenes not far away from airport bad road not prefer Moto bike.
Written December 9, 2020
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LIFECHANNELS
12 contributions
Free of charge
Nov 2020
It is another point where tourists can come to pay homage to the big Buddha.
You can also go up to see the beautiful sunset.
Free of charge
The surrounding area has statues that can be photographed.
Written November 16, 2020
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roiethome
Bangkok, Thailand48 contributions
A Must See
Nov 2020
Everyone coming to Samui must visit this site and not far from the airport.only a few steps to gain access
Written November 1, 2020
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Nathan K
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Disappointing
Sep 2020 • Couples
Jeepers creepers, this was by far the worst example of a Thai temple that I’ve seen and I’ve seen quite a few!
Written September 21, 2020
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dennis d
365 contributions
Big Buddha
Feb 2020
Nice Buddha, but the surroundings need an upgrade much dirt and noise, some nice shops but also the normal thai tourist shops
Written July 28, 2020
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