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Presentation Phuket Big Buddha

Thai name : วัดพระใหญ่
My opinion:
Perched on a hill between Kata and Chalong, this big white Buddha is covered with squares of marble. It is not completed yet and when you look at the design of the project, a lot of time will pass before that it is completed. That may be the reason why Phuket Big Buddha does not appear on the free maps travel agencies or Tourist Police give you. However, the place is already visited and it is a good thing because the donations of visitors who can buy small marble tile that will be placed on the building and write a message on them are necessary to finance the construction. The 45 meters high main Buddha statue is almost completed but the rest like the statue base and numerous others elements around it including a big staircase of 999 steps leading to the Buddha is till in construction. From the platform where the statue is settled, there is a magnificent view over the town and Chalong Bay.

Some tours going Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket Temple Tour: Explore the Thai and Chinese Cultures with a Local Expert
By TakeMeTour

Phuket Temple Tour: Explore the Thai and Chinese Cultures with a Local Expert

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Let's catch a glimpse of the mixture between the Thai and Chinese culture by taking a tour through the most famous Thai and Chinese temples in Phuket! It's not only that, as you'll get to try some delicious local food, of course!

Temples, Food & Viewpoints: Complete One Day Trip in Phuket!
By TakeMeTour

Temples, Food & Viewpoints: Complete One Day Trip in Phuket!

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Let's see the major spots in the city with a mix of tradition and modernity! Visit temples, which are an important part of Thai culture with stunning architecture, and enjoy the impressive views of this beautiful island and chill out at a beach! Let's see the major spots in the city with a mix of tradition and modernity! Visit temples, which are an important part of Thai culture with stunning architecture, and enjoy the impressive views of this beautiful island and chill out at a beach!

Phuket Full Day Tour with Your Personal Photographer!
By TakeMeTour

Phuket Full Day Tour with Your Personal Photographer!

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Phuket is known as the Pearl of Andaman. Join me, and take a tour to the most stunning locations in Phuket. Let's explore with your eyes, and me, your Local Expert!

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.


To go visit Phuket Big Buddha, you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Phuket Big Buddha ?

You can get to the summit where the Big Buddha of Phuket is located by a over 4 kilometers long road which winds through the hills and carefully avoids making a straight line so that if it is easy to arrive at the beginning of this road with Phuket local buses Karon-Kata to Phuket town, the ascent by walking is very long and strenuous, almost endless. There is also a 3 kilometer trail to climb it. You will find a route suggestion for the Phuket Big Buddha Hike trail here or the AllTrails app offers several others routes. But this is for the brave ones ! For the others, to get to Phuket Big Buddha image, you having your own transportation or hiring a taxi or VTC is highly recommended. Of course, you can risk hitchhiking on the road going up to the Big Buddha but it works much better to go down (I went down like that) than to go up.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Phuket Big Buddha is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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