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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 yesterday via mobile

Nice, clean place, not overcrowded... We were happy to visit it... Many Thai children were at the moment there because the school situated there was out_was nice to see them play! Place definitely to visit, magnificent and beautiful!

Thank елена х
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Buddha is big and interesting. Nice for a short visit. But the time you go is very important because at noon it's so hot. Female visitors should cover their shoulders and no shorts allowed for women.

Thank Siamak M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

WWe've seen the big Buddha quite a few times on clothes and it never loses its appeal. It is free to get to it and give some wonderful photo opportunities. They allow you to wear your footwear between 10 AM and 4 PM when they...More

Thank Off their P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice big bhuda a must if sumai is your only Thailand stop. Of you have been to the mainland then it's just another temple.

Thank paul i
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're in Ko Samui you should definitely try visit the Big Buddha temple. There is no entrance fee however if you wish you can make a donation for the temples upkeep. You need to be respectful of the culture and dress appropriately, however if...More

Thank LoveTravelVentures
Reviewed 2 days ago

The buddha is great and the views from the top are good, BUT, the prices in the market and restaurants around are very inflated. For instance the ice cream that we regularly bought in Family Mart for 15 baht were 30 baht here, Visit the...More

Thank davidattwood
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting place. Huge statue, lots of small tourist trap shops there. Lovely views both there and on the way out.

Thank Viktor A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just like walking in a theme park. But free entrance. Just nice to see once. Nothing very special. You can best combine it with a Guides tour along all Temples.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 days ago

No cover charge to see and the views of Koh Samui are fabulous. Only detractions are terrible toilets and surrounded by tourist shops galore - no hawkers or people trying to sell overtly which is good.

Thank nzweekender
Reviewed 3 days ago

Big Buddha is a must-see icon of the island. There are a few stalls to buy souvenirs before going up the stairs. For those who are not dressed properly (shoulders exposed) there is a place to borrow a scarf to cover up. You are also...More

Thank TSineke2015
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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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