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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)
Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

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Apart from the beaches, Koh Samui’s most distinctive attraction is the golden Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) visible above the red-tiled rooftops on the island’s north coast. The 40-foot (12-meter) Buddha statue can be seen from several miles away—even from a plane—and the site is an active place of worship.

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Highway 4171, Hat Bang Rak, 84140
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Around Samui in a Day

Around Samui in a Day

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Discover Koh Samui on a small-group tour that covers the island’s highlights in one morning. Your guide takes you to sights including Na Muang waterfall, Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple), and Wat Kunaram—a temple known for its Mummified Monk. Stop at lookout points with spectacular views, and visit a coconut farm with this small-group tour that is limited to seven participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.67
Price varies by group size
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$21.67
Price varies by group size
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Private 4x4 Off-Road Island Safari + Rum Distillery Visit & Tasting

Private 4x4 Off-Road Island Safari + Rum Distillery Visit & Tasting

Go for a private island safari tour around Koh Samui's most interesting attractions aboard your own 4X4 off-road truck lead by our licensed English-speaking tour guide in addition to a professional driver (unlike the majority of "private" tours that share guide between 3 to 5 trucks). Our suggested itinerary is an exciting, flexible and interesting. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your request and preferences. You are very welcome to add skip or add any attraction/stop. It's your private tour, your truck, and your guaranteed fun! Fully licensed, Full-time, English-speaking guides who also work on our luxury Dragon yacht tours, with a wealth of local knowledge. Some of the best guides on Ko Samui! Authentic Thai hospitality, easy-going and good-humored, coupled with Western management.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$364.49
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$364.49
per group
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Full Day Ko Samui Island Boat Tour

Full Day Ko Samui Island Boat Tour

- Hop on a boat and enjoy a tour of the beautiful islands of Ko Samui - Enjoy snorkeling in clear blue waters and see the lush marine life of Koh Tan! - Savor a sumptuous lunch after a day of fun-filled activities! - Cruise around the stunning Birds Nest Islands and enjoy a panoramic view - Travel stress-free with a round trip transfer from your hotel in Koh Samui
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.62
From
$87.62
Taking safety measures

6 Hours Best Of Samui City Tour

6 Hours Best Of Samui City Tour

Visit the splendid landmarks of this beautiful island " Samui " . Highlights - The Golden Big Buddha Temple ( Wat Phra Yai ) - Lad Koh Viewpoint - The Grand mother and Grand father Rocks - Coconut plantation - Kunaram Temple - Namuang Waterfall - Local Market in Nathon Town
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.57
Price varies by group size
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$144.57
Price varies by group size

Half Day Koh Samui City Exploration

Half Day Koh Samui City Exploration

Get a real touch of Samui and experience the absolute difference from other islands you might have been. Explore various attractions around the Samui Island's main ringed road. The tour will visit Big Buddha, the most scenic viewpoint, Grand Ma & Grand Pa Rocks, Wat Khunaram for mummified monk before getting to Na Muang Waterfall.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.26
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$24.26
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Full Day Joining Tour - Luxury Catamaran

Full Day Joining Tour - Luxury Catamaran

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Maximum 55 guests, this joining catamaran cruise to either Koh Phangan or south of Koh Samui is suitable for adults and children (aged 3 and above)
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.51
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$136.51

Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

Rent a vehicle with a private, English-speaking driver and explore Koh Samui at your own pace. Visit the main attractions according to your choice, and enjoy the flexibility of an itinerary without the hassle of an organized tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.10
per group
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$99.10
per group

Koh Samui Island Tour by Boat

Koh Samui Island Tour by Boat

- Hop on a boat and enjoy a tour of the beautiful islands of Ko Samui - Enjoy snorkeling in clear blue waters and see the lush marine life of Koh Tan! - Savor a sumptuous lunch after a day of fun-filled activities! - Cruise around the stunning Birds Nest Islands and enjoy a panoramic view - Travel stress-free with a round trip transfer from your hotel in Koh Samui
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.59
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$78.59
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Private Tour with English Speaking Guide & Customized Itinerary 5 - 9 Persons

Private Tour with English Speaking Guide & Customized Itinerary 5 - 9 Persons

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Samui Explorer customised Itinerary tour, if perfect for those wanting to explore Koh Samui avoiding the tourist areas, off the beaten track, beaches, waterfall hiking, or exploring Temples. Whatever your desire Samui Explorer will build that perfect day around Koh Samui Island There is no set Itinerary, each tour is built especially for each customer Samui Explorers customised tours are unique, because we have the knowledge to build a tour which suits each customer, based on their wants and needs, and apply that to places to see or do around Koh Samui Our guides have excellent knowledge of Koh Samui and have been guides for lots of years with experience of working with nationalities around the globe Being British communication is easy, therefore your desires are fully understood and all things taking into account when building your perfect Itinerary
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.27
per group
From
$133.27
per group

Essence of Samui excursion from Nathon Port

Essence of Samui excursion from Nathon Port

Samui essence !! We are SMALL group 4-8 persons only!! We will pick up the guests  from Nathon port, Koh Samui and bring you to see the essence of Koh Samui, we will organize a limited time in a day with a air-condition car or minivan and one local guide who will taking care exclusive at maximum 8 persons. On our route will bring you to Big Buddha, View point, Grandfather and Grandmother’s stone or Hin Ta Hin Yai that Thai people call, and Guan yu chiness temple then coconut farm (up to seasoning) then will bring you to have a lunch in a local Thai restaurant on beach you can enjoy and relax time there then back to the port along the way if we have time will drop somewhere or shopping at a local shop and market. Our tour is exclusive only maximum 8 persons so we can make decision and agree in each other to stay some place on route where you love in it longer and pass somewhere that you do not enjoy with a limited time.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.17
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$61.17

Full-Day Tour to Koh Samui Island by Boat with Lunch

Full-Day Tour to Koh Samui Island by Boat with Lunch

- Hop on a boat and enjoy a tour of the beautiful islands of Ko Samui - Enjoy snorkeling in clear blue waters and see the lush marine life of Koh Tan! - Savor a sumptuous lunch after a day of fun-filled activities! - Cruise around the stunning Birds Nest Islands and enjoy a panoramic view - Travel stress-free with a round trip transfer from your hotel in Koh Samui
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.62
From
$87.62

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

- Discover the highlights of Koh Samui on a full-day trip showing you all the famous spots - Visit temples and statues and witness the work day of locals on a rubber and coconut plantation - Enjoy the beautiful Namuang Waterfall and cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream - Savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island from a mountain top - Take a rugged ridge on a 4X4 army jeep - See the famous mummified monk who died in the sitting meditation position - Visit the iconic Grandmother and Grandfather rocks
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.22
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$63.22

Private Driver with Customized Itinerary around Koh Samui 5 - 10 Persons

Private Driver with Customized Itinerary around Koh Samui 5 - 10 Persons

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Samui Explorer customised Itinerary tour, if perfect for those wanting to explore Koh Samui avoiding the tourist areas, off the beaten track, beaches, waterfall hiking, or exploring Temples. Whatever your desire Samui Explorer will build that perfect day around Koh Samui Island There is no set Itinerary, each tour is built especially for each customer Samui Explorers customised tours are unique, because we have the knowledge to build a tour which suits each customer, based on their wants and needs, and apply that to places to see or do around Koh Samui Our drivers have excellent knowledge of Koh Samui and have been guides for lots of years with experience of working with nationalities around the globe Being British communication is easy, therefore your desires are fully understood and all things taking into account when building your perfect Itinerary
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.44
per group
From
$126.44
per group

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

- Discover the highlights of Koh Samui on a full-day trip showing you all the famous spots - Visit temples and statues and witness the work day of locals on a rubber and coconut plantation - Enjoy the beautiful Namuang Waterfall and cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream - Savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island from a mountain top - Take a rugged ridge on a 4X4 army jeep - See the famous mummified monk who died in the sitting meditation position - Visit the iconic Grandmother and Grandfather rocks
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.92
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$64.92

City Tour Around Koh Samui

City Tour Around Koh Samui

City Tour Around Koh Samui explores all the main cultural attractions on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in a day. This Koh Samui city tour will allow you to see all the sights without taking the risk of getting lost on this amazing Thai island. If you are new to Koh Samui, this is a great way to get to see all the important attractions in a day. • Capture memories of Koh Samui's natural and you can have a great photo of the panoramic view of Chaweng beach shore. • Visit the famous Grand Mother & Grand Father rock, and you can have a look of the rocks that were being sculptured by nature itself. • Visit one of the hidden treasures of the island where you can personally see the Mummified Monk sited in the middle of the Khunaram Temple. • Have a quick dip ate the cold waters that fall down from the top of the Koh Samui forest and we will also take you to the local shopping spots for you to have a chance to buy some souvenirs.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.21
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$22.21
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Full-Day Koh Samui Jungle Mountain Adventure Tour with Lunch

Full-Day Koh Samui Jungle Mountain Adventure Tour with Lunch

- Discover the highlights of Koh Samui on a full-day trip showing you all the famous spots - Visit temples and statues and witness the work day of locals on a rubber and coconut plantation - Enjoy the beautiful Namuang Waterfall and cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream - Savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island from a mountain top - Take a rugged ridge on a 4X4 army jeep - See the famous mummified monk who died in the sitting meditation position - Visit the iconic Grandmother and Grandfather rocks
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.24
From
$64.24
Taking safety measures

Ko Samui City Tour including Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint, Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

Ko Samui City Tour including Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint, Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

#Uncover Ko Samui's unique cultural heritage and scenic natural surroundings on this half-day tour. Marvel at the Big Buddha temple, admire the sandy beaches from Laad Ko lookout, drop by the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks, and see the Mummified Monk. - Guided tour to glimpse natural wonders of Ko Samui - Chance to visit to unique rock formations—Hin Yai & Hin Ta - Opportunity to see preserved mummified monk at Wat Khunaram - Lush waterfalls of Na Muang & photos at Big Buddha Temple - Stroll up to panoramic Lad Koh viewpoint
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.05
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$29.05
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Koh Samui Sightseeing Tour by Minivan

Koh Samui Sightseeing Tour by Minivan

Visit all of the main sights on the island around 6 hours in total. The program of Samui Sightseeing Tour is a great combination of cultural, religion, and natural that you would learn and get a good experience about this charming island. Pick up from hotel by our friendly driver, get explainations in each stop from the tour guide and you are given the time to explore on your own afterthat. This tour is recommended for first time travelers and anyone who wants to see the highlights of Koh Samui. It is a great value and reasonably priced to take this program. - Round trip pick up with air-conditioned minivan - Stop all the main sights of Koh Samui - Certified tour guide with freindly driver - Cold towel and drinking water are provided
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.33
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$20.33

Koh Samui Island Half-Day Private Tour by Luxury Vehicle

Koh Samui Island Half-Day Private Tour by Luxury Vehicle

Koh Samui is a small island with many historical gems that are a must during your stay. What better way to travel around than in one of our luxury limousines, set your day apart from the crowds in style. This tour is for up to four guests and allows for a relaxed and luxurious tour around our island. Spend as little or as long at you want at each destination or tell us before you arrive what sites you want to see and we will tailor make a package for you. Our licensed drivers will ensure we get the most out of the day according to your wishes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.68
per group
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Koh Samui City Tour (JOIN TOUR)

Koh Samui City Tour (JOIN TOUR)

Itinerary: 8:45-09:00 - 13:00 Hrs - Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple) - Discover the most notable religious landmark in Samui and enjoy a beautiful panorama from the terrace on which the statue stands. - Lat Ko Viewpoint - is one of the best and most straightforward places in Samui to catch sight of a great panoramic view on the sea and on the beautiful east coast of the island - Hin Ta Hin Yai Rocks (Grandma and Grandpa Rocks) - Storied natural rock formations known for bearing a resemblance to male & female genitalia. - Wat Khunaram (Mummy Monk) - is a Buddhist temple on the island of Ko Samui in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. It is most notable for being the shrine of "the Mummy Monk", Luang Pho Daeng, who died in 1973 and directed that his body be put on display as a reminder of the transience of human existence. -Namuang waterfall - are just a sample of the places to see
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.63
Price varies by group size
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$28.63
Price varies by group size
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 44 Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) costs USD 99.10. Guided Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) tours start around USD 99.10 per person. See all 44 Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) tickets and tours on Viator.