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Address: Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Very big and imposing, there's a monkey at the bottom making sure women have their shoulders covered before they climb up,they do provide scarfs and shawls for you to borrow. I... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very big and imposing, there's a monkey at the bottom making sure women have their shoulders covered before they climb up,they do provide scarfs and shawls for you to borrow. I will add l found the monk to be quite rude and unfriendly. Very touristy at the bottom with lots of stuff to buy ,usual things. Lovely view from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I do recommend this place. We had a good memories at this place. You can do a lot of nice photos. If the weather not so good just hop on your scooter and have a look.

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Thank Robi R
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are lots of Buddhas and temples in Koh Samui but the famous Big Buddha is worth a visit. There are little shops and cafes nearby. If you do visit I would recommend covering up as much skin as possible to be respectful.

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Thank Georgia N
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sure, its a big Buddha but not very impressive really. You can buy tiles for the roof of the Monks housing and write your name on it. Otherwise not much happening around thsis place.. buy food for the monks and get a blessing (for what it's worth). Boring place, and no beer served in the area. Appearantly Buddha did not... More 

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Thank Matochsovklockan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing much to do around but one can spend leisure time in the temple. No one to bother you. Please note no shorts or sleeveless allowed for men and women so attire is very important

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Thank travel m
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We think this i a must see on Samui! Nice small Wat with nice View over Seaside! Was also close to our Hotel, but nice trip to go there

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Thank sunnysansanee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here with our two kids at 2 and 5 years, it was a great experience for all of us to visit this statue. There is a fantastic view on the top, and to the airplanes taking off and landing close by. There is a few tourist shops around where you can buy something to eat and drink plus... More 

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Thank Hans Christian T
Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With the cost of taxis being so high in Samui this is just not worth it. The Buddha is small by Thai standards and it's not high so the view isn't worth it. Don't bother

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Thank MichaelMawson
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This will be a part of any and all day trips you take, don't miss this. You'll get a kick out of clicking pictures of this Gem.Must See.

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Chaweng, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go to Ko Samui you should go and see this. Also has some nice shops close by and great views after climbing the stairs.

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