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

  • 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

Big Buddha Trips

Big Buddha, Phuket Reviews

  • I spent there one of the best days in my entire life. We hired an ATV (beach buggy) and we climbed the mountain to the Buddha temple through the forest. That was my first experience for everything (climbing, riding ATV and going through a forest) I really enjoyed everything, the temple was still under construction when I was there 2 years ago. We took a bunch of pictures up there which were unforgettable. Totally recommended.

  • Impressive statue, great views all around.Lots of tourists, souvenirs. You can walk inside the actual statue, parts of the area are still being renovated or constructed. Very efficient parking, lots of whistles. A good scooter ride up the hill, with places to eat on the way down.

  • Wonderful Craftsmenship on the big Buddha and site as a whole. They are still completing it - with donations rather than govt funding. It's a pretty steep drive. You can also hike or hire a cab to reach there. Also you get great view at the tops with all of south of the island. Not to forget there are lot of view on the way too. It can get very hot so take that into consideration as there is not much of shade. Visitors should be respectful as it's a holy site not an attraction. Scarf are available if required.

  • It's big. It's a Buddha. There is lots of construction work being completed in and around the Buddha. It's far from being completed. Great views of Phuket from the hill. Do not try and walk up the hill unless you are extremely fit. As with most of Thailand, what you get from the experience will depend on what you put in.

  • 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.

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