Practical information about Phuket Big Buddha
Free admission but donations are very welcome.
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Big Buddha can be accessed by a little more than 4 kilometers long road which goes into the hills and is absolutly not a straight line. If it is easy to arrive at the beginning of the road leading to the Big Buddha with the Karon-Kata to Phuket town local bus, climbing to the statue is long and quite challenging, if you are walking and do not have any vehicule. So to get to the statue, it is highly recommended to have a scooter or a car or hire a taxi. Or you can try hitchhiking but it works much better to go down than to go up (we tested it). If you are traveling by car, go to Chalong, then you won't not miss the many signs indicating the way to the Big Buddha.
The Big Buddha, with its almost 360 degrees view is one of the best places to watch the sunset on Phuket island.