One of the main cultural attractions, the Big Buddha is located in Koh Samui. The beaches in Koh Samui are also quite famous among tourists making it a place with various types of tourist activities. Choosing a Koh Samui Beach Resort as an accommodation option has been a popular choice among travellers visiting this part of the country. Most hotels are either located on the beach or in close proximity to the attractions. If you are planning on visiting the Big Buddha, then a popular choice made by tourists is Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.
The Big Buddha is located on an island off Koh Samui. The shrine is known as Wat Phra Yai by locals. The statue stands up to 72 meters tall. The golden statue was declared open in 1972. The Big Buddha can be spotted from kilometres away and while descending by air into Samui this is one of the noteworthy landmarks that one could spot. The statue is constructed to depict the mara posture of lord Buddha. The posture is considered to be a mark of enlightenment and purity. Due to a large number of tourists who come here, there are various vendors selling souvenirs and artefacts. Locals too come here in their numbers. There are devotees coming in every day and making offerings and lighting incense sticks to obtain the blessings of Buddha. As this is a religious place visitors are advised to dress appropriately and act respectfully. By nighttimes, the Big Buddha transforms into a glittering sight with all the spotlights on the golden statute.
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