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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).

Tours & Tickets

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Half-day Tour Around Ko Samui Island from Samui Na Thon Port, Koh Samui, null
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Half-day Tour Around Ko Samui Island from Samui Na Thon Port

Enjoy a 4-hour tour to explore Ko Samui Island. Enjoy stops at beaches, markets and temples, all while your guide shares stories and anecdotes about the ...  Read more

Location: Ko Samui, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.46
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 $29.07
Full Day Signature Safari Including Handpicked Countryside Adventure, Koh Samui, Bike & Mountain ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Signature Safari Including Handpicked Countryside Adventure

Adventure on Samui is never far away; unpaved roads, local temples and villages, surrounded by fruit plantations is the expected scenery during this full day ...  Read more

Location: Surat Thani, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.80
Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour, Koh Samui, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 62 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 $27.91
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 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $87.21

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