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Big Buddha, Bophut

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Surat Thani Province
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Nice little visit to the Big budda in the North must... short and well thats nice to see really!
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  • Completely unique item sign for Koh Samui. Giant statue of gold as all aircraft flying over before they land on the island. Very very beautiful!
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  • Would have expected a little more me. You go there, shoot some photos of the big Buddha and the wars. Thought first there were to see more temples and statues. You can see it already, would also do I expect too much. Vl takes only 15 minutes.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • quiet and peaceful the day i went. Surrounded by many cute little shops. Great for photography.
  • Great attraction. On site parking for free and many little shops just outside the Buddha grounds.
  • Good for a quick stop over after landing at the airport. convenient location.

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