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  • Address: Highway 4171
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Koh Samui ATTRACTIONS See all

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Apart from the beaches, Koh Samui’s distinctive icon is the golden Big Buddha Temple - or Wat Phra Yai - visible above the red-tiled rooftops on the island’s north coast.

The 12 meter (40 foot) Buddha statue is visible from several kilometers away, and even from an airplane if you’re arriving or departing by air.

The temple, shops and restaurants cluster at the base of the statue, and ceremonial stairs lead up to the top for terrific island views.

Practical Info

The Big Buddha Temple is near the airport, on Koh Samui’s north-east coast.

The temple sits on a hill at the end of a causeway at the eastern end of Hat Bang Rak (Big Buddha Beach).

Tours & Tickets

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Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Koh Samui is a popular boutique island that is favorite to many travelers of all kinds. Situated in the lower gulf of Thailand it offers that 'coconut' feel ...  Read more

Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.63

Half-Day Electric Bike Tour in Koh Samui

Enjoy a half-day electric bike tour to Big Buddha and Wat Plai Leam during your stay in Koh Samui. Big Buddha was built in 1972 in a great, picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Surat Thani, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.78

Koh Samui Island Tour including Lunch and Thai Massage

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This Koh Samui Island tours is a must! As the name suggests you will go around the island and see a number of the highlights and attractions Koh Samui offers ...  Read more

Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $86.34

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