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Big Buddha, Bophut

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#1 of 26 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 and other attractions in Bophut, use our Bophut trip planner.
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  • Big Buddha is the most iconic spiritual monument in Koh Samui. It is clearly visible from most parts of the island.  more »
  • Wat Phra Yai is one of the must-see statues on Koh Samui. The grandeur is astounding; large, imposing and beautiful, all at the same time. It will not take long to admire the statue and the rest of....  more »
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  • Definitely a must see. The bug buddha is just as stunning as it is huge. The steps up to it make for a really good picture. At the bottom of the steps there is a monk offering blessings for a donation and he finishes it off by giving you a bracelet, it really is a great touch! There are a few shops and stalls to have a wander around. Ladies please be respectful with what you are wearing, its a holy place & there are signs everywhere yet i still seen people in hot pants. It literally just takes a sarong around your waist!!!
  • Every tourist need to visit Big Buddha, this place is amazing. At the entrance there's a local market with big variety of different things you can buy after. Also you may enjoy panoramic views from the balcony.

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