The Wat Phra Yai temple in Thailand is the home of Koh Samui most famous landmark the Big Buddha and one that thousands of people from all over the world come to marvel at all year round. This remarkable golden image stands a proud 12 meters high and is visible from over two kilometres away and also from the air when arriving or leaving this jewel of the Far East.

There are shops and restaurants at the base of the structure that cater for all and don`t forget to climb the stairs up to the viewing platform as it offers superb vistas of the northern coast of Koh Samui and Koh Phanga with large Nagas (serpents from Buddhist mythology) with elaborate and really terrifying claws that flank the staircase.

To find out the best time to visit Thailand and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Far East luxury Multi Centre Holidays specialist: 01923 289 100