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, Family And Kids

Big Buddha - Review

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.

Big Buddha Information

  • 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.

How To reach Big Buddha by Public Transport

  • Yot Sane 1, Karon

Restaurants Near Big Buddha

  • Baluchi
  • Bliss Beach Club
  • Moevenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket

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TripHobo Highlights for Big Buddha

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Big Buddha

  • 95% of people who visit Phuket include Big Buddha in their plan

  • 61.2% of people start their Big Buddha visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Big Buddha

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

92.9% 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

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Big Buddha, Phuket Reviews

  • Beautiful view. Short flight of stairs to and from the Big Buddha - may not be suitable for the elderly and disabled. Admission is free. The place is under construction but accessible. You can contribute by buying the tiles (you can write message on it) or by simply donating. Plenty of parking, clean facilities and very reasonable--priced beverages sold (40 baht for coconut). Make sure to wear appropriate clothing.

  • We rode our little scooter up the steep hill to Big Buddha. Lots of fun to do this and well sign posted. The Big Buddha and Golden Buddha are together well worth looking at and the view from the top is amazing. Unless you want a very spiritual experience and intend saying lots of prayers and meditating I'd suggest allocating a maximum of 3 hours.

  • Nice views from the top and from several vista points on the road up. It's possible to hike the six or so miles up the hill, but most people seem to ride motorbikes or take minivans through a tour agency. The big Buddha statue at the top was still being constructed at the time of this writing, but was complete enough to be worth the trip. There are also several smaller statues of the Buddha and other prominent figures in Buddhism at several shrines around the base of the big statue, some in secluded little spots with great views of the surrounding area. There are food and beverages available from a few vendors at and near the top, and a parking lot for cars and a reserved area for motorcycles.

  • This was such a great place to visit, the views are amazing, you do have to cover your shoulders and legs of you are a female and if you haven't taken enough to cover up they have shawls you can borrow so you are able to walk around and get a good look.. it's such a great feeling walking up there and the atmosphere is great. My daughter who is 6 thoroughly enjoyed it and she would keep pointing it out throughout the day as we drove around the island

  • It's the second visit to the Big Buddha. The majestic Big Buddha never fail to impress. But just wondering what is taking the construction so long. The view was spectacular from the Big Buddha. Get ready your camera / video camera. If you are visiting this place near noon, it's going to be HOT. No shelter. A short but worthwhile visit to anyone visiting Phuket. The driver will send you all the way to the bottom of the Big Buddha. A just walk into the compound and some stairs to climb (not too many). Oh yes, ladies with exposed shoulder will be provided a scarf to "cover" yourself. It's a spiritual place after all. Bermudas are acceptable.

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