Big Buddha, Phuket

About Big Buddha, Phuket

Big Buddha, Phuket - Address

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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Religious Site, View Point, Statue, Family And Kids

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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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  • Awesome place with great energy and view around. Second highest view point. I live close this place so I come here very often for sunrise and sunset. You welcome here. Entry fee isn't here.

  • This was our first stop in Phuket and I was honestly half expecting the place to be a disappointment, but it really lived up to the good reviews. The view from up here was like no other that I've seen in any other spots in Phuket. It was beautiful. There is no entry fee, and ladies can borrow one of their sarongs to cover up their legs if they are exposed. One cool thing is you can purchase a little piece of metal piece to write a message on, and hang it on to the temple for it to remain there. Highly recommended!

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  • One of the best Buddhist shrines I've been to. The views were incredible, free admission, and the Buddha itself was awesome. I came here on a rainy/cloudy day and it was still great. Definitely a must if you're in the Phuket area.

  • A must go. Beautiful experience to have the monks bless you. Amazing views.

  • Beautiful view. You can get there by motorbike (there is 1 turn on the way down that is a bit scary for me, just go slow) or taxi from the road in Chalong. There is also another way by feet from Karon/Kata. Very worth a try once in Phuket.

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