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Address: Ko Fan, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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We expected it closer to Bophut, but took a scooter to get there and enjoyed the atmosphere. Suggest you to take a sarong with you and respect local culture. Nice view point and... read more

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Singapore
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We expected it closer to Bophut, but took a scooter to get there and enjoyed the atmosphere. Suggest you to take a sarong with you and respect local culture. Nice view point and impressive Buddha, quite different from the other temples.

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Delta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to walk from Cheong Mon beach area to this attraction, about an hours walk. While it was already hot by 8:30 am we still got there in time to avoid tourist tour traffic. By mid-day we stopped at the markets close-by, enjoyed a milk-shake and took a 'red-truck' back to the hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Big Buddha is a must see for all. It is beautiful and gives great views of the Island. Ladies must cover their shoulders, if you don't have something, they provide scarves and robes to wear. A must see for all visiting the Island!

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Thank Adrian D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once you climb the steps to the Buddha there is an impressive look out point to the bay of Bophut.. turquoise waters to be seen for miles.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple and gorgeous views once you're at the top of the steps. I was very careful to follow the dress code but I saw other visitors that did not. It didn't seem to be enforced too strictly. It's worth it to mention that I visited on the day that the King died, so I'm not sure if that effected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Big Buddha in the afternoon. The place wasnt crowded at all and most shops were closing. We didnt mind coz we enjoyed this quiet place. The view from the top is really nice. People feel relaxed when there. Must see!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic panoramic view of the island from high up. Beautiful statue of a very large Buddha. Worth a visit

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Big Buddha as part of our round the island tour organised by Explore Samui. It was definitely worth visiting, fantastic views and stunning statue. But highlight of our visit was a coffee stop in the Big Buddha Barista Coffee shop, best coffee in Ko Samui, Jack makes great coffee and the fish in the water outside the coffee... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the temple having visited it in 2009. It was altogether much more commercial and significantly less welcoming. TIP: Make sure you adhere to the dress code which is detailed at the foot of the staircase. We didn't initially and a very aggressive American chastised us 'Europeans'.

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Cannes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This Buddha is quite high and once you've climbed the steps to his toes you get an impressive view all around the place. It's a cultural visit where you might see monks depending on the time of the day. When you get down the stairs again you'll be able to do some local shopping with clothing and art etc. Obviously... More 

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