Phuket Big Buddha
Phuket Big Buddha is one of the prominent landmarks of This Island. Big Buddha situated in Nakkerd Hills near Chalong.
From here you can also enjoy a beautiful view during sunset. If you want to learn meditation, there are many institutes in this area that teaches meditation.
This is the 3rd largest statue in Thailand after Great Buddha and Luangpho Yai. To made this statue it cost around 30 million Bahts. And most of the money come by donations. Building Phuket big Buddha started in 2002 and it ready in 2014.
You can also buy a marble tile and write your name there that will be placed inside this beautiful big sitting Buddha statue.
This big structure is 45 meters tall and 25.45 meters wide. It can be easily seen from many parts of Phuket. Phuket Big Buddha offers you a spectacular view of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon and Chalong bay.
The whole structure is built with reinforced concrete and white jade marble. You need to climb 94 stairs to reach and touch this beautiful structure.
This place also has a museum where you can see all the construction history of Phuket Big Buddha.
What to wear –
When you are planning to go, Big Buddha just wears clothes that cover most of your body. Don’t wear shorts because they will not allow you to go inside.
Yes, they have clothes that you can wear for covering your body. It’s free of charge.
8 am to 8 pm daily.
And there is no entry fee.
Soi Yot Sane 1, Chaofa West Road, Chalong, Phuket
It is just 2 km from Chalong Circle
How to reach here –
1. Hire a taxi or a motorbike
If you will hire a taxi for 1 hour it will cost you around 500 from Patong.
For renting a motorbike you should an international motorbike license.
2. The bus is also going to near Big Buddha. You can get it just opposite to Beyond Resort Kata on Soi Pakbang.
3. Hire a tuk-tuk – But fix the price and location properly first.
4. You can also book a tour online like from KLOOK they will pick and drop you.
Phuket BigBuddha is around 22Km from Patong.