Big Buddha

Local nameWat Phra Yai
LocationSurat Thani Province, Thailand

Wat Phra Yai, known in English as the Big Buddha Temple, is a Buddhist temple on Ko Phan, a small island offshore from the northeastern area of Ko Samui, Thailand, connected to that island by a short causeway 3 kilometres north of Samui International Airport. As its name indicates, it is home to a giant, 12-metre-high gold-painted Buddha statue. Since being built in 1972, it has become one of Ko Samui's main tourist attractions and a major landmark.

Tags BuddhistPlace of WorshipTempleHidden Gem
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Opening hours

Daily during daylight hours.


Donations appreciated.

More information and contact


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Address Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand

Coordinates 9°34'14.657" N 100°3'37.079" E

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