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
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, View Point, Statue, Family And Kids

About Big Buddha, Phuket

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Big Buddha

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

  • 61.75% 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

92.94% 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

  • Awesome time here! The giant Buddha statue which is actually 45 meters high & 26 meters wide is considered the tallest in the world. From the reception area below, you need to walk up a few steps to get to the base of the statue. There you can enjoy a spectacular view of Phuket and the sea down below. Check out the temple below and the souvenir items for sale.

  • Was there 201803 and besides some statues the whole place looked like a construction site. Because it is. Saw some elephants tethered on the way up, no monkeys. Big Buddha himself was impressive all dressed in marble i think it was. There are texts on signs to read if you are interested in the religion and I saw a monk who performed a ritual with some tourists

  • The most surreal experience I've ever had. Indeed,it might not be for everyone,the climb is more than 2 steps and it is quite steep,but if you brave it and reach the top,even those with no religion will feel a sense of accomplishment. Even then,though,there are two levels and for those who do not want to climb,the walkway is wide and flat from the entrance all the way to a magnificent view. The 360 view is magnificent and experiencing the massive Buddah statue in person,as photos do not do it justice,is breathtaking. There are shops with refreshments and interesting information about the statue and the religion behind it all around the area. FREE scarves can be gotten at the entrance as everything from your shoulders to the knees need to be covered as a sign of respect. Photos and videos are allowed and you can even partake in a Buddhist prayer at one of the many shrines. I 100% recommend this for everyone visiting Thailand,if not for experiencing the culture then definitely for the sea view!

  • Amazing!!if you are in Phuket you have to go there!!i think the best time to go is at least one hour before sunset that you can enjoy the view with different colours!!!is beautiful!!we also met the young guy wile they were pray and it was a very nice experience!!just please don’t do like many people there,don’t take them as an attraction because they are there for pray and learn something.try to be discrete at least if you want take a picture of them! Enjoy the big Buddha because is wonderful!!

  • The drive up the mountain was exciting, steep winding roads with dense jungle all around and the occasional glimpse of the sea. When you get to the top, you only see part of the Buddha, creating a sense of expectation as you walk up the stairs. And then you see it, THE Big Buddha. Beautifully made and massive! The platform offers great views of the surrounding jungle and ocean. On your way down, stop by the statue of Dharani Mata.

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