Big Buddha Temple, locally known as Wat Phra Yai, is majestically located on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner (Koh Faan). The golden, twelve-meter seated Buddha statue was built in 1972 and is one of the island's most popular attractions.
Address: Bophut, Koh Samui
More Info: Route 4171, near the airport. Since this is a sacred place, one should dress appropriately (cover the shoulders and wear trousers or long shorts).
Opening hours: Open all day