Big Buddha, Koh Samui
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Big Buddha, Koh Samui

Big Buddha, Koh Samui in Koh Samui

On the northern coast of Koh Samui is the famous Big Buddha shrine. Probably Samui's most well known landmark, the 12 metre high golden Buddha can be seen from several kilometres away. Inside the surrounding temple are many different shrines and other smaller ornate Buddhas. There is also a small market selling a wide range of lucky charms and other souvenirs, alongside numerous food stalls.

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100.0596742°N, 9.5707207°E
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Overall Rating:4.3

  '5' out of 5
"Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) is one of the most famous landmark located on Koh Samui. It's a wonderful buddha on the beach."
  '5' out of 5
"A beautiful Buddha, well looked after and in a nice area, with lots of small shops nearby to get some food and souvineers. Well worth the visit, the best Buddha statue on the island!"
  '5' out of 5
"This is a great visit if you appreciate Buddha. There were some renovations when I visited but worth a look. Please be respectful and adhere to the dress code."
  '4' out of 5
"This place everyone was really calm, and have beautiful view. It´s smaller than i thought but you should absolutly go there if you´re in Koh Samui."
  '3' out of 5
"Good views from the Buddha in places it was being renovated. Its closes to the airport so you can see the planes flying low as they take off and land."

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 5, 2016