Wat Phra Yai Koh Samui

Sight

Big Buddha

Famous Shrine

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 The famous 12-metre high golden Buddha rises majestically above Wat Phra Yai and is an important cultural centre, located in the north-eastern corner of Koh Samui above the famous temple of Wat Phra Yai. Buddhists make daily offerings and perform rituals and prayers and during festivals such as Loi Kratong (The Festival of Light) and Songkran (Thai New Year) the Big Buddha plays host to numerous performances, concerts, and festivities.