Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)
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  • Love to Travel
    Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai Bofhut Thailand
    Went as part of a guided tour. You would need a guide to understand some of the history and symbolism. Found it very interesting, glad we included it in our trip to Thailand. Easy to book a tour at local hotels.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 15, 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India23,837 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing !!
    It is one of the main attraction in Koh Samui. This beautiful 40 feet tall statue was built in 1972 on Koh Fan island which was attached to Koh Samui subsequently. Buddha is religious GOD of Thai culture. One should dress properly before visiting. A little respect is expected. If you sit quietly for few minutes then mind becomes very calm in this serene ambiance.In the afternoon the steps become very hot. There are quite a few souvenir and local food stalls nearby in the temple complex. Not to be mised...
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2024
  • Aimie2793
    129 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would t pay for a trip to see it..
    I’ve noticed a lot of trips to see this on booking sites .. wouldn’t particularly pay money to see it. But thankfully our hotel was about 10 minutes away so we took a stroll to see it. It’s very beautiful , and big. But you’re in and out in 5 minutes. There’s shops below with clothes or souvenirs , drinks etc. I wore a long summary dress to cover up, my partner had a vest and shorts but was fine. You take your shoes off at the top of the stairs. There’s a bench to sit on too. And then we walked back down, grabbed a drink and left.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 30, 2024
  • Daniel K
    Hamburg, Germany17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view and breathtaking buddha with a lot of other tourists
    It is a very nice place to visit when you are on samui. The big buddha is just breath taking and the view from up there is amazing. But you must be aware that this is a tourist spot, so don’t expect the serenity you find in other temples. There are a lot of shops and hawkers and other tourists around.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 31, 2024
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Daniel K
Hamburg, Germany17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It is a very nice place to visit when you are on samui. The big buddha is just breath taking and the view from up there is amazing. But you must be aware that this is a tourist spot, so don’t expect the serenity you find in other temples. There are a lot of shops and hawkers and other tourists around.
Written April 1, 2024
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Aimie2793
129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I’ve noticed a lot of trips to see this on booking sites .. wouldn’t particularly pay money to see it. But thankfully our hotel was about 10 minutes away so we took a stroll to see it. It’s very beautiful , and big. But you’re in and out in 5 minutes. There’s shops below with clothes or souvenirs , drinks etc. I wore a long summary dress to cover up, my partner had a vest and shorts but was fine. You take your shoes off at the top of the stairs. There’s a bench to sit on too. And then we walked back down, grabbed a drink and left.
Written March 30, 2024
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India23,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It is one of the main attraction in Koh Samui. This beautiful 40 feet tall statue was built in 1972 on Koh Fan island which was attached to Koh Samui subsequently. Buddha is religious GOD of Thai culture. One should dress properly before visiting. A little respect is expected. If you sit quietly for few minutes then mind becomes very calm in this serene ambiance.In the afternoon the steps become very hot. There are quite a few souvenir and local food stalls nearby in the temple complex.
Not to be mised...
Written February 25, 2024
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katsinee
Don Sak, Thailand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The temple has a large Buddha statue. The sun is a little hot, being close to the sea, it's hot at noon. Bring your family to worship
Written February 13, 2024
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Niksoen
Portland, OR7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice Buddha location. However, very touristic and crowded. I would say ok to go there as it is one of the most famous ones in Ko Samui.
Written February 13, 2024
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Ferhat F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice day there, 1 hours ,was just amazing place to visit with the family. Some small shops souvenir and bar.and great place for have nice coffee ☕️ and well done.
Written January 12, 2024
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Massi400
Rome, Italy226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Buddhist temple with a huge Buddha statue inside erected in 1972. Located about 14 km from Chaweng. Free Entrance. Worth a visit.
Written November 14, 2023
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Kim_LiveInTai
Ko Samui, Thailand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
‘‘Twas such a great experience. At first we thought ‘‘twas far, however it turned out to be meters away from Bangrak market and also I bought pair of shirts for my nephew from the shops beneath the temple. The place is nice and peaceful.
Written September 21, 2023
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Love to Travel
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Went as part of a guided tour. You would need a guide to understand some of the history and symbolism. Found it very interesting, glad we included it in our trip to Thailand. Easy to book a tour at local hotels.
Written August 15, 2023
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NRMEdgmont
Edgmont, PA366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This Temple is a beautiful structure and there is a great view from the high part of the Temple. We enjoyed our visit there!
Written June 19, 2023
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