Big Buddha

Currently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
  • Address: Yot Sane 1, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, View Point, Statue
Tickets From $10.92

The big Buddha of Phuket is a recent addition and an important landmark in the Phuket skyline. The remarkable thing about it is that it is visible form the whole of south Phuket. This extremely lavishly built plain white figurine of the Buddha in his usual meditative pose is the pride of Phuket. A beautiful lotus thrones surrounds it. There are thousands of messages written on white stone slabs around it.

The Buddha is a symbol of faith and prayer and is important to Buddhists in Phuket. As it is a religious site it is best visited in the right spirit by the religious tourist. If you do visit it you are sure to get some awe-inspiring views of the ground below. It's a landmark that has to be a part of your 3 days in Phuket itinerary.

  • The donation boxes at the bottom of the building are the only way in which this touristic site is financed.
  • Do not wear beachwear, short skirts and T-shirts with hostile writings or pictures.
  • If you wish to catch the sunset, be there before 6:30pm.

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  • Big Buddha Address: Yot Sane 1, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Big Buddha Timing: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm
  • Big Buddha Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Big Buddha(preferred time): 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Big Buddha: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Phuket include Big Buddha in their plan

  • 39.56% of people start their Big Buddha visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Big Buddha

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

91.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Big Buddha

People normally club together Tri Trang Beach and Wat Chalong Temple while planning their visit to Big Buddha.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A great morning spent enjoying the view. Short cab trip from Karon approx 400 Baht. Free to get in, but expect to leave a small donation/charity amount. The Big Buddha statue itself is still under construction but nonetheless it is very impressive standing approx 45 meters high. Once fully completed this will be very impressive. Very much worth the visit. But its a place where you visit it once and never go back to it.

  • We came here via mini bus and although a windy day the views were spectacular. I personally wrote my name on a tile for the princely summof $5 Australia. Dollars and they were to help restore the inside of the temple. The most enchanting part was the small heart shapes that hung up around the temple. The noise they make is just so musical and enchanting. Everyone was very friendly here and we spent nearly two hours just enjoying the place. There is an nice lookout back to the coast if you want a little walk. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Good parking for taxis. You can buy food and refreshments here. Toilets are good.

  • It is located on the highest mountain of the island. About 20 kilometers from old town. The Buddha statue is amazing. Great how the devotion we have his followers. The views to the south of the island are very relaxing and beautiful. It is an important temple in Phuket and you can find many monks who willingly listen to what you want to tell them. I recommend visiting this wonderful place 100%. Enjoy Phuket!! Enjoy Thailand!!

  • A giant Buddha statue set atop a mountain which is visible from entire Phuket. There is Buddhist monastery and prayer hall below the statue. The view points on the mountain side offer breath taking views of the sea, harbour, the city and numerous islands. A large number of stalls sell Buddhist religious souvenirs.

  • Great view from here to West Sea of Phuket. You can drive here but the mountain road is difficult for new biker. Good service, free parking. Religious places so you need to wear suitable clothes, or they will give you scarf to cover

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