The Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) – Koh Samui, Thailand

Back in July 2016 I met my high school friend Tatiana in Thailand for a Thai Island Hopper East tour with Contiki.

Our second day in Koh Samui was a free day, we decided to hire a taxi to take us to the Bang Rak Beach area and visit 2 colorful temples, ending the day with some time on another beach. The first temple we visited was the Wat Phra Yai, home to the other Big Buddha of Koh Samui (see post on the Mountain Big Buddha), and later the Wat Plai Laem, two of the most popular attractions on the island.

Wat Phra Yai:

    

  

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