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  • Address: Highway 4171, Hat Bang Rak 84140, Thailand
  • 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).

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Private 4x4 off Road Samui Island Safari, Koh Samui, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private 4x4 off Road Samui Island Safari

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Our private 4x4 off road Samui Island safari is led by knowledgeable English speaking tour guide which ensure your private tour is an exciting, flexible, ...  Read more

Location: Ko Samui, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $222.54
Half-Day Electric Bike Tour in Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $29.67
Full-Day Jeep Safari with the Highlights of Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Jeep Safari with the Highlights of Koh Samui

Are you looking for a safe, reliable, and fun Koh Samui safari tour? Join this full day Jeep Safari Tour, packed full of Koh Samui's top attractions. ...  Read more

Location: Ko Samui, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.46
Koh Samui City Tour with Professional English Speaking Guide, Koh Samui, Safaris
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Koh Samui City Tour with Professional English Speaking Guide

Explore Koh Samui’s notable landmarks and tourists attractions together with our professional English speaking guide on this day tour. Visit beautiful beaches ...  Read more

Location: Surat Thani, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour, Koh Samui, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 758 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 $28.49
Koh Samui Island Tour including Lunch and Thai Massage, Koh Samui, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Koh Samui Island Tour including Lunch and Thai Massage

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 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 $89.02

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