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Very interesting place to go. We were blessed by one of the monks which we found was very spiritual. Lots of tat shops around it but once you climb to the top the view was stunning. A must see if you are in Ko Samui.
The Buddha looks good from a distance but on closer inspection it felt very Disneyfied. The dress code was more relaxed than at sacred sites in Bangkok with shorts being allowed but bare shoulders needed to be covered. There is a touristy market of sorts...More
Ive been travelling to Ko Samui for years yet, until now, never taken the time to visit the Big Buddha. So glad i did. It's quite an impressive and tranquil spot once you've climbed those steps (not that many). If you time it right you...More
Always so peaceful and relaxing!
Lots of shops and snack areas to explore.
There was a monk offering blessings for a small donation. Just a beautiful!
They were doing a bit of restorations while we were there, but still a beautiful sight.
The big buddha is impressive to see. Once you've climbed the stairs, you'll notice that there is also a beautiful view over the sea on one side. On the other side there are a few little buddha's in between the woods accompanied by litter (soda...More