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Big Buddha, Bophut

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Pay a visit to a popular and iconic place of worship at Big Buddha. The temple grounds include a gigantic 12 m (39 ft) Buddha statue, visible from several kilometers away, that has become a landmark of the area's skyline and cultural heritage since the temple's founding in 1972. The Buddha sits in the Mara pose, with an upturned left palm in his lap and his right hand resting on his right knee; the Buddha symbolizes calm resolve, having overcoming temptations sent to him by the lord of illusion. Climb the temple steps to stand at the Buddha's feet and admire extensive views of the surrounding coastline. To visit Big Buddha and other attractions in Bophut, use our Bophut trip planner.
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  • We stopped here to visit on our way to another part of the island and it was worthwhile. The temple is impressive and a wonderful reflection of the local peoples faith. There are a number of cafes... 
    We stopped here to visit on our way to another part of the island and it was worthwhile. The temple is impressive and a wonderful reflection of the local peoples faith. There are a number of cafes...  more »
  • A place worth visiting, the statue is visible from all over the Bangrak beach. It is worth going up in the evening to see the sunset 
    A place worth visiting, the statue is visible from all over the Bangrak beach. It is worth going up in the evening to see the sunset  more »
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  • Amazing vegan restaurant near the Buddhist area. The food here is so good you'll want more! It can be a little spicy in a good way! We loved it here :) a view of the ocean too
  • All temples are 5 star. But you only need to see them once. This one is in a stunning location with amazing views. You can ring all the bells and have a blessing from the monks too. We'll worth a visit

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