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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 1 week ago via mobile

The Buddha is fabulous and we went when the views over the sea and the sunset were phenomenal! They did set off fire crackers at sun down - and this frightened us - not knowing what it was and why? It's a sad state of...More

Thank SuzyC1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you need some time for relax and meditation, if you lake,have some shop and bar. But the best it's the temple, you have great view.

Thank welburgvalentina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Big Bhudda as part of a tour, the view from the top of the stairs is good and the workmanship on the Temple makes it a must see if you're in Koh Samui. Dress code requires you to have shoulders covered so be...More

Thank Philta23
Reviewed 1 week ago

It provides an absolutely amazing view of the Phuket city along with the Big Buddha temple. Went there on a rainy day so the weather was absolutely fantastic!

Thank Wajahat K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to the big budda and then saw signs to say that as with all the temples you need to wear modest clothes. They do however offer robes free of charge from what a sign said, but we had seen so many temples from...More

Thank gembo83
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty cool Temple in a mini town on Koh Samui. You can motor bike or taxi here easily and it's worth seeing. You may not need much time here though. There are however a few tourist shops around the Temple. It also...More

Thank channingmk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place ...................... Very holy place for Buddha people You need to remember to bring a scarf to cover your shoulders because it's not allowed vests and shorts

Thank Bar P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very peaceful, and you can also see a beautiful view from this temple, lovely place to be.

Thank Himanshujohar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying close to the Big Buddha and decided to visit the place as it was close our rooms. The approach to the temple was beautiful, taking us on a small stretch of road with water bodies on both sides. There are a lot...More

Thank AVHimalayan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit the big bhudda just to tick it off the list of seeing all the sights while on the island. Honestly expected it to be a bit better than it was, yes it's big but there's not really much else to the place...More

Thank Camilla H
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Emily C
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
No it's all on its own
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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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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