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Bophut 84320, Thailand
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Reviewed today via mobile

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.

Thank Gavin L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Peaceful and quiet at the temple. Tourists and visitors give respect to each other. Money is voluntary donation. A great part of Thailand culture to see and visit.

Thank Eva C
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a short bike ride from Chaweng beach it’s a must do trip great views from up there , shopping and drinks there make sure you cover up be respectful

Thank 54doc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Chill out. Bang a bell (lightly) with your finger and ponder. The...More

Thank NorrieT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Samir K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank amiezil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...

Thank pascal t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. It...More

Thank auntiePen
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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1 December 2017|
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Response from missinnocent91 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Yea there are taxis outside the temple itself and just ask for it to be on the meter you will probably pay about 250 baht on the meter to Chaweng beach!
Emily C
1 April 2017|
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Response from Trishnjarrod | Reviewed this property |
Not that I seen
29 January 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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