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Big Buddha Phuket, Phuket Town

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Must see · Religious Site · Landmark
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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  • Since we been there last time many things have changed. In a few years I quess they will be finish with the project. Nice place to visit.  more »
  • Big Buddha is one of the prime tourist attractions in Phuket and we had visited the same as part of our full day sightseeing in Phuket. It is located on the top of the hill and the giant idol of the.....  more »
  • Hail lord. One of the most fascinating stupas. Peaceful and blissful. Nice art and architecture. Huge and magnificent. Must visit place.  more »
  • The Big Buddha is a remarkable piece of architecture. It truly lives up to its name of 'Big'! There are many ways of getting there either through arranged tours or hiring a motorbike, just be careful of all the up hills! There are things to buy to give thanks towards the temple, such as small golden hearts to write messages on. It has free entry as well which is a bonus. The views are stunning. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that it is just so quick to do. Not much else, you just turn up take photos of the Big Buddha and leave.
  • This was the best part of my visit. The view from top in enchanting and so is the magnificent huge Buddha sitting at the top of the hill, with blue sky at the backdrop. It kind of gives a feeling that no matter what the turmoil is their around you, peace can only be found and acquired by you if you want really want it. Our visit was around noon time, so we did not dare challenge the hill by trekking up, but rather caught a grab, who brought us right at the gates. Your dress needs to cover ones knee, and they offer free wrap around(do not know what the attire is called). The structure still seems to be under constructions, but nevertheless it is worth the visit here.
  • Magnificent statues of the Buddha. Be sure to wear white while visiting, dress appropriately or use the cloth to cover yourself (located at the entrance). Certain parts of the temple are undergoing reconstruction and repairing. But you still get to admire the statues of the Buddha. Irregardless of what religion you are, I Guess no harm to pray for safety and good fortune.
  • Free parking, free entrance. The statue itself is magnificent and view beautiful. Definitely a must see! Some parts are still under construction (mostly financed by donations), but that didn’t disrupt the experience in any way. Possible to buy drinks, ice cream and fresh coconut on the site
  • Very cool site. A lot of amazing views. I would recommend driving here the walk is too long and some of the first time or new scooter riders couldn’t make it up the curves and uphills. But if you are good with the motorcycle you should be fine. Not too great for shopping and souvenirs because it is a tourist attraction so everything is overpriced compared to the rest of the city. At the end you can even get blessed by a monk. He ties a blessed string around your wrist. Although it is free it is highly recommended to give a donation out of respect. Overall a very pleasant experience. One thing is. Do not stop on the way up the mountain for the elephants. Most of them are chained and abused in this area. There a plenty of sanctuary’s to visit where it is cruelty free.

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