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

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
  • Extremely beautiful. Still under construction (you can purchase a tile for a donation) the Big Buddha Phuket is a marvel to see. It will be amazing once completed. Please don't be disrespectful to Buddha or Thailand by trying to mockingly imitate Buddha or monks in photos. You can walk up the hill, but I highly recommend you simply hire a car, much faster. Very nice views of Phuket.

  • Beautiful, just know it is under construction. It is on top of a big hill, and takes a decent amount of time to get up to the statue. However, once there, spend some time marveling at the statue. The view from it is incredible as well.

  • Go for the bird eye view of the town. Its beautiful. The temple is big and nice. However the view from up there is much more worth it. Lovely place. Glad I didn't miss it.

  • Big Buddha Phuket is a 45-meter-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. The views from up there are simply breathtaking. When reaching the top of the hill you will find a large parking and a road leading to the temple where people donate money for the construction, buy amulets and where occasional ceremonies are held. This place also serves as a museum narrating the history of the Big Buddha construction. You’ll have to walk through this building to reach the stairs climbing to the Big Buddha itself.

  • It's a nice place to visit in Phuket. Good views on a clear day. But besides the big Buddha statue, there isn't much to do here. It's a good stop if you are going around Phuket.

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