This temple is the home of the "Big Buddha", the benchmark most famous Samui. Most visitors at one time or another during their stay, come marvel at the grandeur and beauty of this remarkable statue. Visible from several kilometers, even from the air approaching or leaving the island, the image of gold 12 feet high stands tall. It is particularly impressive at night when illuminated. The whole basis of the structure, shops and restaurants are there to meet the needs of enthusiasts and tourists alike. Wat Phra Yai is in the northeast of Samui on route 4171 near the airport.

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