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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 2 days ago

First thing| remember to use something with sleeves, no shorts allowed. If you forget, you have robes thet you can borrow. Some stairs, no wheelchair option. Nice setting But no more than 30'

Thank Canca B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a nice place to go , to enjoy the views , and very interesting souvenir and handmade crafts shops next to the temple

Thank Andrei Cristian S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was a good visit although the rains make stair climbing a bit dangerous. Other than that, gives a good view of the island and has a few stalls.

Thank Thevan666
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very impressive. It was hot with lots of steps. You need to cover shoulders ,legs but there is shawls there .

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the Big Buddha - very serine, low key non commercial atmosphere where no one chases you to sell something or taxi. Very peaceful and even got blessed by the Bhuddist monk as I was meditation in the serenity. A must visit site if interested...More

Thank Sundaram Pillai N
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fascinating temple.tourists everywhere, enjoying the sights of the area,lots of steps to climb!! and atmosphere of the Temple

Thank Marjnkeith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for about half an hour, took some fab photos, great views of the bay! At the bottom of the steps are some markets with all kinds of things, take some time to wander round there

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was the biggest waste of time! It was built specifically for tourists... and that comes becomes apparent the second you enter the car park. Spend your time visiting an actual temple instead..

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A massive statue overlooking the ocean. It's spiritual significance is easily absorbed by the tranquility of its location. Nothing says more spirituality than the calming sea and mountains. Koh Samui is paradise and thus the perfect backdrop for this gem of a statue.

Thank Hmeza13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a couple of Buddhas at the big Buddha temple. The one you see in the tourist material plus a second big smiley face one. Nothing exciting or different about this 'major attraction'. Ticked a box but I wouldn't worry if you miss it.

Thank Howard H
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Emily C
Is the big Buddha in walking distance of other temples
1 April 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
No it's all on its own
Are the steps very steep and unsuitable for people with arthritis
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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What is the best time of day? I know people say to go early, but how early? I'd love to see some monks perhaps..
29 January 2017|
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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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