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We hired scooters to travel around the island and Big Buddha was our first stop. There is a long road leading down to the Buddha and you can safely leave your scooter anywhere... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kcacace1990
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hired scooters to travel around the island and Big Buddha was our first stop. There is a long road leading down to the Buddha and you can safely leave your scooter anywhere along that road. There are a few coffee shops but mostly souvenir, art/painting, sculpture and clothing stores surround the base of the monument. MAKE SURE YOU COVER... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately I wasn't impressed with this temple, I have seen far better on my travels through Asia. I would have rather visited a temple visited by locals, this is very commercialised. The facilities around this area are poor, toilets need to be upgraded for example. What I also found funny is that there are signs at the temple advising people... More 

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Thank Sheetals80
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not really into temples, though Angkor Wat was amazing, but as we were passing it was worth the stop. It is visible from a number of places on Samui as it is rather large.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place. You don't need to spend a huge amount of time there but it is impressive. The local shops and stalls love a bit of bargaining so don't be put off!

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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The main temple to see when in samui, had a few brackets blessed by the monk. Just remember to dress appropriately when visiting.

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Thank Stoney201
Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fantastic temple in a lovely location overlooking the sea. A great photo opportunity. You can leave your shoes on during the hot part of the day so can be visited at any time.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Big Buddha temple on Koh Samui - seriously big in statue which is the signature landmark as you fly on to the island. There is a serene presence when visiting the temple which is slightly marred by the usual curio stalls which i guess is to be expected. Certainly well worth a visit. Blessings.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here on scooter. Really impressive when you're under it with some great photos. Views of the harbor were great too from this height.

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Thank grahamglenn
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here with our 3 kids, it was an ok afternoon but only took a few minutes, took a few pictures and then we felt that we had seen it. Okay afternoon if you stay long on the island but wouldn't bother otherwise.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good place to spend a couple of hours, there are some shops and places to eat, stop and get a coffee. You take your shoes off at the bottom of the stairs and climb about 50 steps to the top.

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