Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 11:45 pm]
  • Address: 4171, Bo Put, Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Statue, Restaurant, Specialty Shop

Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple

  • Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple Address: 4171, Bo Put, Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
  • Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple Timing: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm
  • Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Ko Samui include Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple in their plan

  • 44.61% of people start their Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

91.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple

People normally club together Chaweng Beach and Wat Plai Laem while planning their visit to Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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

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  • This was a very impressive temple and is definitely worth seeing while you are on the island. It is free to visit and there is the opportunity to donate towards maintaining the temple. The majority of the island tours will visit this location but you could also rent a scooter and make your own way here. There is also a local market nearby where you can get food, clothes or souvenirs. Women will need to cover their shoulders when visiting as with the majority of temples but shoal is provided free of charge if required.

  • Like the unique Buddha, where you do not have to climb a mountain of thousands of steps :D very nice atmosphere, one monk gave as a blessings. Definitely worth to visit.

  • An iconic landmark on the island, it is a must-see for anyone doing a tour of the island. If you feel adventurous you can rent a scooter and drive there. I had a bit of trouble finding the place with my bad sense of direction but luckily the locals were incredibly friendly and helpful. It is worth the journey and really will be a peaceful, serene visit.

  • Amazing views, the staff are very kind and helpful. They provided us with free gowns to cover our shoulders. Lots of shake stalls around. There was a monk that blessed you for free but donations are welcomed.

  • The temple itself is very nice, but there is so much tourists who throw their trash down on the sides. It is very touristic. Scooter parking is free and it is easy to access.

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