Pay a visit to a popular and iconic place of worship at Big Buddha. The temple grounds include a gigantic 12 m (39 ft) Buddha statue, visible from several kilometers away, that has become a landmark of the area's skyline and cultural heritage since the temple's founding in 1972. The Buddha sits in the Mara pose, with an upturned left palm in his lap and his right hand resting on his right knee; the Buddha symbolizes calm resolve, having overcoming temptations sent to him by the lord of illusion. Climb the temple steps to stand at the Buddha's feet and admire extensive views of the surrounding coastline. To visit Big Buddha and other attractions in Bophut, use our Bophut trip planner.
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Big Buddha Reviews
There isn’t much to do in Samui when it comes to visiting cultural sites so Big Buddha is definitely recommended! more »
As with all the other shrines in Thailand the whole area is very bright with the main colours of gold and blue.The Big Buddha itself sits at the top of a very impressive wide stairway.But the area is.... more »
This is an okay sightseeing place. Don't miss it if you're in Koh Samui.. There are a couple of stairs and few types of clothing are restricted near the statue. But not to worry, you get robes to cover yourself up when you enter the gates. FYI. Parking is free and the timings are strict. So visit anytime between 7 AM to 7 PM. The sooner the better..
Nice place. They open from 7 am to 7 pm. There are decent food stands, restaurants, shops around the holy place. It was a beautiful place and amazing views. Make sure to dress appropriately before visiting any temple. Plus there are statues scattered around the little village that you can also go see with just as many details as the Big Buddha.
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