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Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

Great place to visit and it’s free. Now that’s not something you get every day. Temples are just stunning. The colours will take your breathe away. It’s a must if your in Samui

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019

we were touring around Koh Samui by motorbike on our final day and got to the Big Buddha temple at 6.15pm we were so happy we had made it as it said on the gate closing at 6.30pm as we reached the bottom of the steps of the temple a monk came running out shouting get out get out! He didn't say anything else but was just waving his arms about and pointing to the gate! so we literally left as soon as we arrived and he then closed the gate on us, wasn't really a very nice experience and we did according to the sign have 15 minutes until closing time just to take a look and a couple of snaps! wont bother returning after this rude treatment from the Monk!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

I never experienced more unfriendly and less Buddhist monks than there. I am a Buddhist and know how to behave in a Thai Wat. The monks don't speak with you, the don't do their jobs (like blesding you with water), but they have time to chat with shop owners and to smoke a cigarette.

The place itself is ok, but not overwhelming for what it was supposed to be. There are far more authentic und more beautiful and for sure more spiritual places on Koh Samui.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 September 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed our trip and a blessing from the monk, very impressive statue, please make sure you have your shoulders covered and not showing too much leg.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

Has about 50 steps but provides a scenic view. Would take 10 minutes to do, is peaceful. Best visited before 9am, thereafter gets busy with tour groups.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mandira M
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