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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... read more

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Thank Terry H
Cannes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A famous landmark on Samui, go by moped and visit the waterfalls ! Great sightseeing trip if you take in crocodile park, monkey park and some great roadside street food.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't really go wrong with visiting the big Buddha. It is free entry and is something that can be seen from around the island so worth a visit close up as it is really a big Buddha! Just make sure to keep your shoulders covered and wear shorts that are not too short to respect local customs!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great view from the top so it is worth the effort. And this big Buddha is the number one attraction on Ko Samui but ........ A lot of tourist shops at the bottom of the temple were more interesting.

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Limassol District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Obviously there are a lot of these in Thailand but still interest to see them in all their glory. Very ornate.

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