Koh Samui | Thailand

Wat Phra Yai Big Buddha Temple Ko Samui

Family Thailand Tour 2020

Ko Samui | Thailand

30 Jan 2020 | Thu

Day 05 of 18

  • Wat Phra Yai Big Buddha Temple Ko Samui
  • Wat Plai Laem Ko Samui
  • Wat Khao Hua Jook Ko Samui
  • Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks Ko Samui
  • Guan Yu Shrine Ko Samui
  • Wat Khunaram Mummified Monk Ko Samui
  • Na Muang Waterfalls Ko Samui

Wat Phra Yai Big Buddha Temple Ko Samui

Wat Phra Yai is a Buddhist temple located on the island of Ko Samui, Thailand. The temple is home to a 12-meter tall golden Buddha statue, which is the tallest on the island. The statue is said to bring good luck and fortune to those who worship it. Wat Phra Yai is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Ko Samui, and is a must-see for anyone visiting the island.

Wat Phra Yai Big Buddha Temple

Wat Phra Yai, known in English as the Big Buddha Temple, is a Buddhist temple on Ko Phan (also spelled Koh Fan or Koh Faan), a small island offshore from the northeastern area of Ko Samui, Thailand, connected to that island by a short causeway 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) north of Samui International Airport. As its name indicates, it is home to a giant, 12-metre-high (39-foot) gold-painted Buddha statue. Since being built in 1972, it has become one of Ko Samui’s main tourist attractions and a major landmark.

The Buddha statue depicts Buddha in a state of calm and purity and resolve, having overcome temptation and fear sent at him by Mara, Lord of Illusion. Known as the Mara posture, the left hand rests palm open and up in the statue’s lap, the right hand facing down over the right knee, almost to the ground.

– Wikipedia Wat Phra Yai

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