Big Buddha, Bophut

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Surat Thani Province
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 on your holiday in Bophut, and find out what else Bophut has to offer, use our Bophut itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful place of worship. Definitely a must visit place in Koh Samui. if someone takes a half day tour of the island ,it is included in that tour.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We went today to visit the temple to koh samui the most beautiful Council to inspect it to see something nice over the sea
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  • August 18, 2017
    A must as this Buddha at the tip of Koh Samui and close to the Airport (a plane every 10 minutes). Surrounded by small tourist shops, at the edge of water (avoid the beach, not very clean and noisy).
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  • July 15, 2017
    While it's not an especially high place being off the main shore a bit the steps take you up to a lovely view of the surrounds with the water looking amazing. There is a dress code and if you forget to adhere to it the local monks will certainly let you know as i saw a few times on my trip. They will help you adhere to the dress code so i wouldn't worry too much unless you plan to visit in a bikini. Definitely worth a visit.
  • August 26, 2017
    Very touristy... Interesting to spend an hour or so, to see and take in the views. Plae Laem Temple up the road about a kilometer is much more interesting IMO !
  • April 30, 2017
    Nice temple with a great view of the ocean as well. Can tour the whole complex in about 10 minutes but it is well worth the visit. Keep the dress code in mind for temples, luckily the do provide some covering for free if you forgot.
  • August 9, 2017
    Lovely place with gorgeous view. Make sure you wear appropriate and respectful clothing.
  • May 24, 2017
    quiet and peaceful the day i went. Surrounded by many cute little shops. Great for photography.

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