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Address: Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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A famous landmark on Samui, go by moped and visit the waterfalls ! Great sightseeing trip if you take in crocodile park, monkey park and some great roadside street food.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A famous landmark on Samui, go by moped and visit the waterfalls ! Great sightseeing trip if you take in crocodile park, monkey park and some great roadside street food.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't really go wrong with visiting the big Buddha. It is free entry and is something that can be seen from around the island so worth a visit close up as it is really a big Buddha! Just make sure to keep your shoulders covered and wear shorts that are not too short to respect local customs!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view from the top so it is worth the effort. And this big Buddha is the number one attraction on Ko Samui but ........ A lot of tourist shops at the bottom of the temple were more interesting.

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Limassol District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Obviously there are a lot of these in Thailand but still interest to see them in all their glory. Very ornate.

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once you are in Thailand, you have to see the temples and budhas, at least this is whateverybody told me but ! ... the place is like 10 minutes drive from chaweng beach, the price for cab is cca 400 but negotia le to half. The way to budha is not very pleasant a lot of dirt etc. Once there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here last november. Its in bophut and very easy to find. Near the coast and from the top you will see the big buddha and also the scenery of the ocean. Beside that, along the fence, there are bells that you can ring it with a stick for good luck.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed seeing this attraction, but it does not take long to complete a visit. I would recommend planning it as a part of a longer day of sightseeing around the island. The statue and surrounding structures are impressive to see with their intricate designs and colors, and the market just outside the base of the temple is certainly worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location where they used to bury children under the age of ten can be seen from all over this part of Samui. Why on earth they located the flight path towards the nearby airport directly over it is one of those mysteries that abound in Asia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The sheer size and detail just blows your mind. A must see in koh samui!!! Ladies remember as a mark of respect to cover knees and shoulders when visiting.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The big golden Buddah is a must see in Koh Samui island. It is ehuge and very impressive and once you climb up barefoot there is beautiful view of the island.

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