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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
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Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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"worth a visit"
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"dress code"
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"cover your shoulders"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a nice place to visit and it is for free as well. Up the top where the buddha stands is a nice view upon Koh Samui and the coast line.

Thank Miriam K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this place it’s very beautiful and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Only thing to let it down was a very rude monk who got quite aggressive when I was trying to leave a donation for one of the...More

Thank KatyLaura1982
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Big Budda. If you've seen one in BKK, Hong Kong or any other country, they're all very similar, probably nice to see if you haven't seen others. I wouldn't need to visit it again as a tourist, however I could appreciate the need if...More

Thank BangersBoy B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting and informative. When site seeing on Samui it is much better to explore the island on a scooter. Get a good map through as the island is not well sign posted. The budda is big but not huge. The market around it has some...More

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Watching the sunset over the Big Buddha from our hotel was stunning but the reality was dissapointing. The place was dirty and run down even though there was lovely shopping outlets selling good quality items.

Thank Yvonne M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I skipped seeing the big Buddha Temple the first time I was on Ko Samui but made a point of going there the second time and I was worth it. I went in the afternoon and the crowds weren't too bad. But, I have heard...More

Thank caminowalker35
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This temple has a huge golden Buddha that can be seen from the beach even from a distance. I was there on Songkran, the Thai New Year Festival, and it was great. Not too crowded, but I got soaked going in (Thais throw water at...More

Thank Nefertem
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Immense golden Buddha that you can see from a distance. Go early in the AM, and you'll have the place to yourself, before the tour groups descend. Its super peaceful in the AM. There are scarves and skirts to borrow if you are not dressed...More

Thank colochick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Thailand 🇹🇭 you have many big Buddha. Samui as well! But very recent and surrounded by many shops... If you're in Samui you need to go just once for the sunset 🌅

Thank Phil R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a long term 15 year resident of Koh Samui, I find it amusing to read the more negative reviews here and so i decide to write my own. The statue is nice, you can take nice photos....like most temples in Thailand, it is a...More

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Dayanand S
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!
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Emily C
1 April 2017|
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Response from Trishnjarrod | Reviewed this property |
Not that I seen
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benidorm9
29 January 2017|
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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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