Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

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Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) Koh Samui Reviews

cicie cicie
61 reviews
The golden big buddha Jan 13, 2012
This temple is the best attraction of Koh Samui City, most famous as the Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai). We came to Big Buddha during our holiday in Koh Samui. We read the reviews about this place should be visit if came to Koh Samu. The Big Buddha is a tall golden image stands. Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai) located near the airport and Wat Plai Laem.

In front of the temple i found many of shops and food stalls .In this place you can get the pretty cheap souvenirs. Entering the temple, we saw the large of courtyard with a dragon stairway on the other side. Flanking the stairs are two small pavilions housing smaller Buddha images. The stairs lead you up to the platform on which the Big Buddha image sits. From the hill Big Budha you get some good views of the beach. On a filled area facing the big island is several cartoonish in bright sparkling colors.

The temple is open to visitors all day, but for those hoping to catch a true cultural experience it’s best to go in the early morning hours, the time when local people bring their food and other offerings to the temple. All in all a very good cultural experience. You also can took many pictures because the place not crowded in the morning.

Overall very good cultural experience on Koh Samui. The worth place to be visit in Koh Samui.
Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai
Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai
Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai
Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai
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phoinix phoinix
1 reviews
Beautiful views of the island Apr 13, 2011
This is a nice 3 hour excursion, depending on where you start from. The view is incredible and well worth the time. The Buddha is still being constructed so beware of that, but that is only a minor annoyance.
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alpgalip alpgalip
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"Huge Buddha with a wonderful view" Nov 22, 2010
Big Buddha Temple is more formally known as Wat Phra Yai. The temple is located in Bophut borders. At this temple also, it is possible to see 12 meter tall sitting statue of Buddha. Entrance is free. There are many shops, cafes and another businesses around the temple. It is possible to go there by motorbike. There is an amazing sea and coastline view of Samui island. Temple has long stairs to go up to see Big Buddha. Photographers can find lost of material to take photos. It will not take more than 30 minute to visit this temple.
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