Symbol of Purity and enlightment, Big Buddha in Koh Samui, also known as Wat Phra Ya, is the well known attraction in the island of Koh Samui. Shop for the souvenirs at the surrounding vendor stalls.
When to visit:
january - december
12:00 - 23:59 Everyday
Also known as Wat Phra Ya, Big Buddha is 12ft long seated on a small Rocky island of Koh Samui and is one of the islands most popular attractions. The posture in which the big Buddha sits here represents purity and enlightment.
- At the base of the Statue there are vendor areas where one can get religious artefacts, clothing and souvenirs.
- You'll also find food stalls and small restaurants serving good meals
- This place also provides excellent beach and sea views which is specially splendid at Night.
Visitors are advised here to dress properly with their shoulder and leg covered