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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 visited the big Buddha with our 9 month old daughter in baby carrier. We walked to the site as we're staying fairly close by so finding it was not a problem. There is a lovely golden gate and a... 
    We visited the big Buddha with our 9 month old daughter in baby carrier. We walked to the site as we're staying fairly close by so finding it was not a problem. There is a lovely golden gate and a...  more »
  • Not frequented by many - hence very peaceful. We get a good view of the island from the top. Not a must visit but a good-to-go. 
    Not frequented by many - hence very peaceful. We get a good view of the island from the top. Not a must visit but a good-to-go.  more »
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  • The temple is a tourist attraction with many little souvenir shops around it. Also some food, ice cream and cold drinks. Check out the spiritual statues along the estuary. Good place to watch planes land and taking off as the fly quite low in the area!
  • It's located on a small island and connected by small road with a really nice view on a sea. Also, the views from the top are amazing. There are plenty of small shops around and a parking lot. If you are into beautiful views I'd recommend you to visit this one.

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