The Big Buddha Temple or the Wat Phra Yai as its known locally is considered to be an iconic attraction in Koh Samui. Read on to find out more details about this must visit place!
How to Get There
The Big Buddha Temple is situated on a small outlying island named Koh Fan off the northeast coastline. It can be easily accessed from many Koh Samui resorts including the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.
Things to See
Upon reaching the temple, visitors can take in the majestic 12 m high golden Buddha flanked by Naga statues. The views of the neighbouring islands and Bang Rack Beach too are fantastic so remember to snap away. The surrounding grounds are packed with souvenir shops and restaurants and are worth a closer look as well.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to pay a visit is considered to be during early mornings or evenings. If you do happen to visit during an afternoon do wear a pair of sunnies, sun block and a pair of socks to protect your feet from the scorching tiled floors.
Tips to Remember
While the temple is a popular tourist attraction, keep in mind that it’s also a working temple which attracts many worshippers seeking blessings. So, make sure to behave in a decorous manner.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+