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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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  • Excellent29%
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  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“dress code” (43 reviews)
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Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 2 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

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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to visit this temple, you must wear long shorts (knee length) and shirt that covers your shoulders. There are several stores selling T-shirts and other interesting tourist items (like giant transformers or similar). You can do this visit in an hour or...More

Thank Fran Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked here from staying in the privilege hotel and was a nice thing to walk to and take some cultural pics and some good views.

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked along the beach to the Big Buddha from Bo Phut. Free entry and really intersting. Lots of other attractions to see in the adjacent village.

Thank deanothebaggie
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times, worth a visit. Don’t go first thing in the morning or at sunset as it’s packed and you wouldn’t stay more than an hour here. As not much to see besides the nudda and viewpoint.

Thank Euro L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible views when you get to the top, we went at 11am when it was around 36 degrees. Stayed there for all of 5 mins to take some pictures of the coast and carried on our journey If you have shoulders/knees exposed this place offers...More

Thank Raj S
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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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