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Big Buddha and Chaweng

One of the most remarkable places in Ko Samui is the temple Wat Phra Yai, where the Big Buddha is situated. The Buddha was made in 1972, is 12m tall, a golden color, and since it is sitting on a hill, it is visible from everywhere on the island. Wat Phra Yai is located on a very tiny island which is connected to the main island by a small bridge. Around the Buddha there are many bells hanging. It is a tradition to hit the bells one by one with the sticks there for good luck.

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Ko Samui

After a long trip we arrived in Ko Samui. Two friends joined us at Bangkok airport, making there six of us, all ready to rock :) The climate change and jet lag are bearable so far. A new day has started here, so we are going out to discover the island and enjoy the beach soon.