Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), Bophut

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)
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Stephen B
Oak Park, Australia73 contributions
May 2022
We stopped here to visit on our way to another part of the island and it was worthwhile. The temple is impressive and a wonderful reflection of the local peoples faith. There are a number of cafes around the temple that offer authentic Thai food at very cheap prices. We had a great experience.
Written 23 May 2022
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Les R
PL10 contributions
Apr. 2022
A place worth visiting, the statue is visible from all over the Bangrak beach. It is worth going up in the evening to see the sunset
Written 5 May 2022
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Pascal
Sydney, Australia56 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
There isn’t much to do in Samui when it comes to visiting cultural sites so Big Buddha is definitely recommended! Worth visiting
Written 30 April 2022
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bl0ndie72
Ko Samui, Thailand2,360 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
Visited Big Buddha temple today & it was beautiful. There are lots of steps up to the top so no good if you’re not able bodied. But the views from the top are stunning. Remember to dress respectfully (covered shoulders & knees covered - both men & women). Lots of ‘influencers’ there today, who clearly have no understanding of being dressed respectfully…..
Well worth a visit
Written 24 April 2022
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Yvette F
Buckingham, UK218 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
This is a nice temple with good views out over harbour of northern peninsula. You will need to be respectful and cover shoulders and legs to enter site which is free. About 20 or so shops at bottom with reasonably priced tourist fare
Written 14 March 2022
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Dave G
Sydney, Australia88 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Worth the visit, amazing structure and great views from the top. Lots of little shops at the site as well - must do when in Koh Samui
Written 7 January 2022
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fcplattner
Walker, MN86 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
There were many nice shops around Big Buddha. We got a nice picture on the steps leading up to Buddha. Easy to get in and out of area
Written 20 December 2021
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International_Traveler
San Antonio, TX339 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
While in Koh Samui during the rainy season we hired a driver and every time it stopped raining we visited temples and Instagram spots and during a one hour period when it was not raining we made our way to the Big Buddha and made payers by tapping the bells around the Buddha, nobody was here so it was very private and another stunning piece of architecture in Thailand not to be missed.
Written 15 December 2021
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David
Oxford, UK1,165 contributions
Aug. 2021
Wat Phra Yai is really quiet at the moment. So, if thinking of visiting - now is a good time.

The statue is cool to look at and the views from the statue's mesa are really amazing. It's the views, in fact, that are the highlight of this attraction.

Setting the place back is the fact that you must wind your way through numerous shops and outlets to get to the buddha. The place's focus on tourists is very evident.

Worth seeing - it's pretty iconic for Ko Samui.
Written 29 August 2021
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Ray Stone Studio
Surat Thani, Thailand7 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Solo
As a traveler photographer/ videographer, Big Buddha Temple in Samui has been a great place to visit with a great view over the ocean.
Written 19 May 2021
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