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We visited as part of a personal tour from our accommodation. We also visited Wat Phai Laem which is only just down the road. An interesting cultural and historical site. If you are in Koh Samui worth a visit.
This large statue was really cool to see up front. The temple is fairly small but worth the visit. There are a lot of shops set up outside in case you are in the mood to do a little shopping. Make sure you dress modestly,...More
Of all the sights to see on Koh Samui, everyone will recommend the ‘Big Buddha’. It’s pretty easy to see why.
Impressive and accessible, free and a great photo opportunity.
Take your time.
Bang a bell (lightly) with your finger and ponder.
Not a lot of places to see in Samui and this is one of the must see places. Free to visit and most hotels in the area have a free transfer to the place. Giant statue of Buddha with a scenic view. Best time to...More
Nice walk along the water, and easy shopping that wasn't crowded. All the shop workers were lovely and friendly, and didn't pressure you to purchase anything. If shopping, definitely haggle and walk around all the shops first before you buy anything because there are big...More
Great place to visit....if you to know the boudhist temple is the right place to see....Monk will teach you how to pray and make a wisk like thai people...advise for woman..cover your body...show that you respect culture and tradition of thailand...
There were a lots of tourists with tour buses arrive in the morning as we came to have breakfast nearby. By 11:30 am most of them gone and you will have good view and walked up many steps to see the Buddha up close.
To get to the Big Buddha just take taxi. Please. Since this is a sacred place, all are advised to dress appropriately. Be sure to wear shirts or scarves that cover the shoulders, trousers or long shorts, and no beachwear when visiting the Big Buddha...More