Big Buddha Phuket, Chalong

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Head up the hillside and stand beneath Big Buddha Phuket, a 45 m (148 ft) statue watching over the surrounding landscape and settlements. Begun only a decade ago as a donation-funded project, the giant structure has come to encapsulate a sense of the spiritual and social character of Phuket. Offering extensive views of the surrounding area--and a peaceful break from the urban bustle--the statue's grounds serve as a popular meeting spot, a revered place of worship, and the endpoint of many hikes. Make Big Buddha Phuket a part of your Phuket Town vacation plans using our Phuket Town travel route builder app .
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  • It is an essential visit on the island of Phuket, accessed by climbing some stairs and once up is the great Buddha and you can see a beautiful view of the island. There are a number of altars and templiths and other small Buddhas, the visit is very interesting.
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  • Big Buddha Phuket This is the landmark at the time of Phuket, and it must be!!!! to see the surrounding scenery. You can enjoy the view of Phuket town and it's just walking distance from the car park. If you wear a dirty shorts or a set. The temple is available for free wear. The view from the room was great. The weather is not hot in the Priang.
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  • Tripadvisor provides the wrong coordinates, the actual location is 10km away, it's really annoying. The family walked very far, very tired, finally found that there is no Buddha, very disappointed. It is hoped that the coordinates can be corrected as soon as possible to avoid misleading tourists to the wrong place.
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  • Been here to more than 5 times. View up from here is just breath taking. Peaceful and romantic. The chanting of prayers, chilling wind and an amazing view can itself rejuvenate your inner mind. You will feel much relaxed and calm after visiting the place. Best time to go there is after noon. Don't forget to see the sunset
  • This place is so beautiful! And the view from here is breathtaking! They renovated+upgraded the area of the Big Buddha, sou you have a chance to give some charity and help them. :) Totally worth it to go there even with scooter as well. You can learn some interesting details about Buddhism and Buddha, so if you have some free time (like 1-3 hours) at Phuket, let's go there. :D If you can wake up very early, the sunrise is the best time to see around from here. (Around 1PM the weather is often foggy [the air is too hot] so bring some water and hut with you]!
  • A great morning spent enjoying the view. Short cab trip from Karon approx 400 Baht. Free to get in, but expect to leave a small donation/charity amount. The Big Buddha statue itself is still under construction but nonetheless it is very impressive standing approx 45 meters high. Once fully completed this will be very impressive. Very much worth the visit. But its a place where you visit it once and never go back to it.
  • Truly captivating. The first place to have statues of great Buddhist monks with a brief description about them. The multiple depictions of Buddha, the different concepts of worship, Buddha's footprint, Jivaka's statue, benedictory monks,permeating chants, all provide a meditative ambience even in the midst of hordes of irreverent hedonistic tourists who seem to come here only to take pictures of themselves at a scenic spot. Clean toilets. Amusing to see smoking section and non smoking section in a restaurant separated by nothing but a signboard, as if the tobacco smoke would obey it and not drift into the non smoking section!
  • Beautiful place in a nice remote location. DEFINITELY rent a scooter to go there. The trip there along the beaches is amazing and you don't get the same thing in a taxi. Scooters are also cheaper. The best price I got from a taxi driver was 2000 baht while I rented a scooter for 500 baht plus another 200 for gas. I started on the scooter at Patong beach and traveled through Karon and Kata beaches and it was just wonderful. The trip up the hill to the Buddha is just fun. The views at the top are stunning. It was a very pleasant day.
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