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Wat Phra Yai: sacred religious place of Samui people
query_builder 1 October 2021

 

“Ko Samui” not only has beautiful beaches, but it also has a sacred religious place as local people’s spiritual anchor. When you are on a trip in Samui, don’t forget to pay respect at Wat Phra Yai for your good fortune and safe trip. The signature of the temple is a large Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara that you can see from afar. It is another famous destination in Ko Samui and the center of Samui people’s belief from the past to the present. The Buddha image was built in 1972. It was made from brass with 10.22 meters in lap width and 12 meters in height. It is the largest Buddha image in the south of Thailand. In the past, the temple was located in a small island beside Ko Samui. Nowadays, a stone dam is built to connect the two islands together.

Wat Phra Yai is the most beautiful sunset watching spot in Ko Samui. The temple is open 24 hours but the scenic viewpoint is open from 04.00 p.m. to 06.00 p.m. only. If you are in Ko Samui, don’t forget to pay respect to Samui people’s spiritual anchor at Wat Phra Yai.