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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 July 20, 2016

This feels grand. It is closed for renovations, but it was cheapened by the horrible gardens/markets below.

Thank StylishLittleFamily
Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is one of the best temples to visit on Samui around sunset. Check it our for yourself to see what I mean.

Thank Miles_Mr
Reviewed July 19, 2016

In addition to the temple, in this area you can see some other temple and statues down at the water which make for fun photo ops. Worth seeing. My kids and I enjoyed.

Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed July 19, 2016

frankly, it will be boring if u are not a buddhist. But getting blessing from a monk, offering new robes for the monks are just too blissful for a buddhist!

Thank coltonfatt
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for most tourists. There isn't mush to do there though. Just look at the Buddha statue and then shop. We arrived there around sunset so entry inside was restricted perhaps.

Thank Saima A
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a private tour such an amazing place to visit. A must see on the island. Go and visit this in the afternoon as all the main tours have gone and it is more peaceful apart from the odd plane overhead.

Thank Shaun R
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Considering it s a small island and apart from beach life there's not much to do I d say it s worth a visit, i be seen bigger buddhas around the world but it s still a great experience. If you go around sunset you...More

Thank jedoanuta j
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I'll always remember this temple and how different it was to anything I've ever seen in my life. The temple grounds also have lots of cats to play with

Thank Andru Q
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and googled what to do and this came up. Amazing and you definitely must go! It's free and there is not only the Buddah but there are also amazing coastal views from the top. Also a good vantage point to...More

Thank Kcory
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Incredible artistry and architecture. Great for photos. Seems to be more construction happening. Worth visiting, be respectful and don't wear revealing clothes ladies and gents your tour guide can organise a shirt there as well.

Thank Prethi S
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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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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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