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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Bophut 84320, Thailand
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Bophut 84320, Thailand
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"worth a visit"
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"cover your shoulders"
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Reviewed yesterday

great day out sightseeing some very very nice buildings and great arts of work. nice to see other cultures

Thank philmanns
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's worth to go and see the place The statue of Buddha is breathtaking You have to wear clothes that covers your shoulders when you there there is a beatiful panoramic view from the top

Thank Migewka A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

you go there in day time for meditation, the monks bless you and don't for get the donation to make this temple more better, but the best time it's sunset time you have small shop and bar for enjoy the sunset time.

Thank luis b
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in Ko Samui you should go there, it is very nice place very close from the city. They lend you a scarf if you don´t have your own.

Thank Jakub H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the first temples visited. Very impressive. Could see it from afar. Outstanding. Not too many tourists in July. As with other temples have to cover shoulders and wear modest clothing - something westerners should practise. Recommended.

Thank SydnTooli
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Did the research beforehand (took our own sarongs), appropriate dress etc. Have to agree with other reviewers, locals sat waiting to 'tell you off' for not being properly dressed, then hand you a sarong to cover your legs & shoulders, free of charge, I think??ok,...More

Thank SLTaylor71
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to visit in July with kids. Around the area of the entrance were watchmen yelling and screening at people who tried to Enter, not knowing that they should cover their shoulders in respect for the Buddha. The kids got svares and it was...More

Thank Kahebj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Buddha can be seen from many vantage points. We were driving around Koh Samui so we actually got to view it from different aspects before stopping. The Big Buddha is located on a small island connected by a causeway. The statue stands about...More

1  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always liked to go to this place, this year it was very crowded but imthe buddha is amazing, located just near the water, riding up to the sky. Bring something to cover your shoulders if you wear ie a tank top. There are a...More

1  Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Wat Pra Yai, feeding the fish and taking in the amazing art and architecture of the complex. I lived in Thailand for 2-years, and can’t remember enjoying a temple visit as much as I did this one. I...More

1  Thank Joshua L
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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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