Located on the rocky island of Koh Phan, north of the main island of Ko Samui, The Wat Phra Yai or the Big Buddha Temple as it is known has a 39 ft golden Buddha statue which was erected sometime in the 1940s. The temple is flocked by meditation practitioners and people looking to offer religious offerings.
Built in 1972, Wat Phra Yai or the Big Buddha temple is a major landmark and tourist attraction on the gorgeous island of Koh Samui. On top of Pratumnak hill sits the Big Buddha, surrounded by the serene blue sea and under the red fiery sun, glittering in gold as he watches over the small island of Koh Faan.
Every year, tourists from all over the world horde the beautiful Wat Phra Yai to marvel upon this magnificent 12-metre high statue and the temple that houses it. For those in search of some peace, calm, an amazing view and a decent dose of culture, this Buddhist temple must be top on their to-visit list.
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