Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple, Ko Samui

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Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple, Ko Samui - Address

Address: 4171, Bo Put, Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm Details

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About Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple, Ko Samui

Big Buddha is most popular attraction in Samui, many tourist come to marvel at the sheer size and beauty of this remarkable statue at some point during their holiday. Visible from several kilometers away and even from the air when arriving on or leaving the island, the 12 meter tall golden image stands proud.

At the base of the structure, several shops and restaurants cater to the needs of devotees and tourists alike.

Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple Information

  • Temple is open on all days.
  • It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
  • Since this is a sacred place, polite dress and conduct is a must. Be sure to wear shirts or scarves that cover the shoulders, trousers or long shorts, and avoid wearing beachwear.
  • Donations are appreciated.

How To reach Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple by Public Transport

  • Hired Taxi

Restaurants Near Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple

  • Antica Locanda
  • Samui Pier Restaurant
  • Dancing crab restaurant

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Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple, Ko Samui Reviews

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  • There is some sea statues that are nice to look at. There is a nice selection of stalls to look around and the Buddha itself was nice with great views from the top. There is a little taxi rank on site which makes the return journey or the next part of your journey easier

  • Must see while on Ko Samui. Beautiful area and nice drive to get there from the west side of the island. Lots of vendors and little shops that are nice to stop in. Pancake cart in front of the Big Buddha was amazing!!

  • Nice temple by the sea. Big golden buddah is around 12 meters long Access is free. You must cover yourself before getting inside. Bonus: great views of the bay and you might see some planes landing, the airport is really close to it.

  • While it's not an especially high place being off the main shore a bit the steps take you up to a lovely view of the surrounds with the water looking amazing. There is a dress code and if you forget to adhere to it the local monks will certainly let you know as i saw a few times on my trip. They will help you adhere to the dress code so i wouldn't worry too much unless you plan to visit in a bikini. Definitely worth a visit.

  • If you’re not a big Buddha fan or the weather is not bad, don’t waste your time and stay on the beach. The view is not stunning either.

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