Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Koh Samui

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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple, locally known as Wat Phra Yai, is majestically located on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner (Koh Faan). The golden, twelve-meter seated Buddha statue was built in 1972 and is one of the island's most popular attractions.

Useful Information

  • Address: Bophut, Koh Samui
  • Phone: +66 929234510
  • More Info: Open all day
  • Address: Route 4171, near the airport. Since this is a sacred place, one should dress appropriately (cover the shoulders and wear trousers or long shorts).

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