Friday, 14 November 2008

Wat Phra Yai - Big Buddha

The 12m (39 ft) high Buddha image is seated in the Subduing Mara posture.

This temple is the home of Koh Samui's most famous landmark the Big Buddha.Visible from several kilometers away and even from the air when arriving on or leaving the island , the 12 meter tall golden image stands proud.

The Buddha statue is called Phra Buddha Kodom, was built in 1972.

Wat Phra Yai is in the Northeast of Samui on a small island called Koh Fan, where the Tambon Bophut meditation centre is located.

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