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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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"dress code"
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"cover your shoulders"
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"nice place to visit"
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Beautifully built and definitely worth. It did feel more like a tourist attraction than a spiritual temple. Amazing views, the staff are very kind and helpful. They provided us with free gowns to cover our shoulders. Lots of shake stalls around. There was a monk...More

Thank robert r
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

liked it much but watch out for the slippery floor above in rain.Barefoot its slippery as ice! You can buy nice inexpensive budda talisman from the monk near the stairs and donate the money in the box.There are different talisman for each day.

Thank jasmingg
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ponds and a mix of buddhist and hindu massive statues are in this area worth visiting. 3 giant statues are located within the complex

Thank Miglo O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Buddah temple is a must see when visiting Samui. It’s location is not to far from the fisherman’s village and we stopped off on our return Lovely “Big” Buddah, shimmering in the sun. A really peaceful place to visit with monks welcoming you highly...More

Thank Jonathon H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love the place for the sunset, the day time can visit the temple and you have many shops souvenir and bar for breakfast or drinks some cocktails. We rent motorbike and we go there 2 time. The second time for enjoyed the sunset great...More

Thank wannaleepark
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must visit 💯 The “ complex “ of temples sits on a small rocky island off the north-east of Koh Samui island. Around there is a courtyard and different vendors with local amulets, religious artefacts, souvenirs. You can also experience to see monks in their...More

Thank Karolina S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a nice peaceful spot. There are a few stairs to climb to reach the top. Nothing strenuous. Nice view from top. There are a few shops to let ok at in addition to the Buddha. Monk blesses people. Short visit ample.

Thank Fezzyt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Like most tourist attractions on the island, this place gets very crowded, with the crowd of trinket sellers going with it. We didn't insist, went back after sunset, when peace had returned, allowing for some tranquil meditation away from the nearby turmoil. A few friendly...More

Thank BenMasai
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A statue of Buddha, a few cafes around plus a nice view over the coast as a bonus. Nothing special but overall it’s worth visiting.

Thank Mikhail K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great Buddha statue with some smaller temples surrounding the main stairs up to the main statue. Once on top, there a great view to several places!

Thank David J
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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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