Big Buddha, Phuket

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Address: Yot Sane 1, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

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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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Big Buddha, Phuket Reviews

  • 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.

  • I love going here it is my favorite place to check out! Along the way my boyfriend and I got to see a baby elephant randomly. The day we went we did a hike from where we were staying which was about 8 miles round trip! It dumped rain on us the entire time. But it was still worth the wonderful adventure! We even got to see monkeys when we got there and not a single person was around except for us. Such a beautiful place and small hike from the start point.

  • It has an amazing view at the top here. I liked learning a little about Buddhism and the monkeys were adorable. The drive up here is CRAZY they really need to fix this terrible road but it is worth the drive. Also check out the small cafes along the road. They also have amazing views of the ocean.

  • An incredible place! It is informative about the many aspects of Buddhist Life, it has spectacular views and many interesting spaces. There are little convenience stores dotted around and it is a very nice drive up. There is also a way to commemorate a life event by donating a tile and writing on the back of it. Lots of gold bells and leaves create a cascade of sound and if you venture down, you will be entertained by monkeys raiding the bins. There are shops full of memorabilia, healing balls and relics as well as Monks that provide beAutiful blessings. There is even a space to try meditation. Don't miss this incredible place.

  • The place has a ongoing construction. Big Buddha is more or less completed in its construction. The statue can be seen from far. And it's great. The ongoing construction are the finishing touch of the place. During raining season, the place can be very chilly. Great place to see the phuket island too, as it's located on top of the small mountain. Along the journey are the coffee or place for quick bite; and other tourist attractions...

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