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
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.)
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.)