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.
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
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.)
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.)
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.)