Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha TempleCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- 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.
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95% of people who visit Ko Samui include Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
56.29% 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
92.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Phra Yai Or The Big Buddha Temple
Popular tourist spot and place pray and/or take photo of the giant Buddha. There is a small flight of stairs you have to climb to reach its feet. One have to wear decently in order to enter. Sarong can be rented for free to cover up. Many stalls around selling food, drinks and souvenirs. Avoid coming at around the mid afternoon because it will be hot and the position of the sun will prevent you from taking a good photo is the giant Buddha.
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.
One of the most impressive and beautiful Buddha in Koh Samui. The locals are all very helpful. They have many food stalls and souvenir shops at the bottom of the Buddha. As long as you dress appropriately, you will have no problems. They have offerings available to give to the Buddha.
Lovely Temple with a big Buddha ... Many shops vendors surrounding the area, enjoyable experience.
the giant buddha statue is a must see on the island. also, great thai street food can be found just a couple of minutes down the road.