Considered to be an iconic attraction in Koh Samui, the Wat Phra Yai or the Big Buddha Temple as it is known in English is a definite must visit! Read onto find out more details.
How to Get There
The Big Buddha Temple is situated on a small outlying island named Koh Fan off the northeast coastline of Koh Samui. It can be easily accessed from many a Samui beach resort including the likes of Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort.
Tips to Remember
While the temple is a popular tourist attraction, keep in mind that it’s also a working temple visited by devotees to pray and seek blessings. Ensure that you dress appropriately and behave in a respectful manner 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 take along a bottle of water, sun shades and a pair of socks to protect your feet from the tiled stairs as they can get really hot.
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 is absolutely stunning so make sure to take lots of pictures. The temple grounds are packed with souvenir shops and restaurants and are worth a closer look as well.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+