Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, Ko Samui

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Soak in the scenery and admire Buddhist art and architecture at Pagoda Khao Hua Jook. Recognizable by its ornate golden dome, the temple is surrounded by lush and tranquil nature. The small hill on which the pagoda is positioned offers excellent views of the Chaweng Lake and the surrounding countryside on one side, and the Samui airport on the other, making it a great vantage point for plane spotters. The pagoda is not accessible via public transportation, but you can reach it by private car or on an organized tour. Admission to the temple is free, but donations are accepted. Plan to visit Pagoda Khao Hua Jook during your Bophut vacation using our convenient Bophut tourist route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A great place to go if you wanna see Koh Samui from the top! A very peaceful pagoda and there wasn't much tourists (as some other tourist attractions on the island). Loved this place!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It now costs 20 baht per person to enter (not suggested - no payment then no entry) and when placing coins into donation boxes there are no monks deliving prayers so it was a little disappointing afte...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    This place was part of the island tour. The 360 degrees view at the top is really wonderful. Quite and impressive place. To be recommended.  more »
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  • March 7, 2017
    Amazing experience! Temple is nice and high in hills so you can see it from the whole Samui west side. But look from there is amazing 360 degrees view on the whole island and you are standing right above the airport.
  • April 6, 2017
    Golden temple on the top of Chaweng. 360° view over Chaweng and airport. Just a few minutes away from the city. Nice walk to the top. Quiet. Worth visiting :)
  • July 16, 2017
    Liinda place! If you have a vision of beautiful Chaweng. We drove maia to see swe a great walk, if you don't mind the heat, from Chaweng. When I went there was almost no tourist and was a fascinating visit!
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  • August 22, 2017
    Nice way to the top. Steep approach! To get to the observation deck, you have 20 TB (Thai baht) pay, these are about 50 cent. Views worth: views of the airport and Chaweng Lake. Giant butterflies at the entrance to the temple.
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  • December 20, 2016
    Very impressed with this place, not crowded, picturesque. From the site of the temple overlooking Lake Chaweng and least Strip. You can hang for a long time, watching the landing and takeoff of aircraft.
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