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Address: Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Lovely temple right on the ocean. Great views free attraction, just leave a donation if you want. Wear respectable cloths, take a sarong to wrap around, though there are some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely temple right on the ocean. Great views free attraction, just leave a donation if you want. Wear respectable cloths, take a sarong to wrap around, though there are some there they will lone you. About 40 stairs to walk up, u will only need an 1hr at the most for this attraction. Some small eating places close by, good... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has its points of interest with some photographic opportunities but overall is shabby and lacks any spiritual integrity. I understand that religions need money to survive in our secular world but I'm not happy when a spiritual place feels like a disney site. Great pity as I have a deep respect for the religion.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice attraction, the sheer size of the Buddha statue, and the surrounding features are beautiful, not to mention the amazing sea view you see when going up to the temple. Take your shoes off to go up, and ladies, you're expected to wear something modest... the priests there asked my wife to cover her shoulders. Don't miss the shops... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went up the steps to the Big Buddha took a few pictures and then were done in literally an hour and the only reason we stayed for so long was the planes went above and it was a nice viewpoint

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Thank 1trainer1
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love buddisum and visiting the big pagoda was very spiritual Was blessed by a monk, Very beautiful 💜 The only thing is once your there you could be waiting a while for a Tuk Tuk or Taxi Unless you have a scooter or on a tour Well worth the visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not overly interested in visiting the Big Buddha before hand, but it was part of a tour we booked with a private driver. Glad we went in the end. The location and the buildings were far more interesting than we thought and it was just an impressive structure. Take your camera and if you are a photographer recommend... More 

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Thank Adrian R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a little far off place from the main island, more towards the eastern end neat the airport. It's a good place to visit in the evening or early in the morning as else it becomes very hot.

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Thank Vijay P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the tour guides forcing you to see it, but if you don't see it you didn't miss much. for the local budist it has religious value, but for the external visitor it has no architecturally or historical significance.

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Thank ChrisRijeka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view. Suitable for a one day trip in Samui island. It's a local temple. Recommend because it's free and easy to go.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the views and plane approach at Samui Airport . A visit and a coffee by the square is recommended.

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