Phuket Big Buddha, Chalong

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Head up the hillside and stand beneath Phuket Big Buddha, 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 Phuket Big Buddha a part of your Phuket Town vacation plans using our Phuket Town travel route builder app .
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  • So glad I saw this impressive Buddha. Truly an amazing sight. We were unlucky with the fog because we could not see the view of the island. So be aware, it wasn’t foggy at beach level but foggy in the...  more »
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  • While You’re here, visit the Buddha Mountain and You wont regret. The inside of the tempel is still under construction, but the good side is that You can be a part of that. They offer a possibility to...  more »
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  • Iconic. A must see for anyone visiting Phuket. There are many “Big Buddha’s” in Thailand, but this is the grand champion! A work in progress, this will continue for many years to come. This is a Temple, so please dress appropriately. Sarongs are provided free of charge if shorts are too short or shoulders are bared. There are many smaller statues and shrines around the grounds, but the marble tiled big Buddha itself is incredible.
  • Is definitely something worth seeing. We spent about an hour and a half taking photos and reading the history that was posted along the sides. Amazing view looking over Phuket. Also lots of monkeys but be aware these aren't very friendly monkeys I watched three people get slapped on the head and face. It's not regulated and security guards can only do so much. Also make sure to wear clothing to cover up your arms belly and legs if your female.
  • As the name suggests, it is indeed very big. You can spot this on a hill top while travelling through the lanes in the city. As you reach the Big Buddha at the hilltop located, you discover it is such an elevated level from the city that you will experience amazing views of Phuket. It is often windy. It is gigantic in size when you compare an individual standing at the base near stairs. A wow feel is guaranteed. Do not miss this place if you're visiting Phuket.
  • This is a must visit place in Phuket. The route to big Buddha is amazing although light motorbikes may struggle although our went to the top without any issue. If you are visiting on a rainy day the uphill ride could be difficult but the weather & the scenary will make up for it. The view from top is amazing as you can see the whole island from there. Sunset is the best time to visit
  • Try and get there by 6am for the sunrise over the bay. Truly a spiritual place and worth the early morning commute. I definitely wouldn't walk it on the dark.but plenty of people do after the sun comes up.

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