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Bang Rak Beach

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Bang Rak Beach is often commonly referred to as Big Buddha Beach thanks to the gigantic, impossible-to-miss seated Buddha statue overlooking Wat Phra Yai at the eastern extreme of the beach.

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If you're coming by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan, this may well be your arrival point onto Samui as the beach itself has several piers – Big Buddha, Petcherat and Bang Rak – ferrying passengers between the two islands. Luxury vessels as well as local fishing boats moor in the bay and along the piers, making for an interesting outlook. Likewise if you're flying to Samui, Bang Rak is the closest beach to the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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