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Phuket Big Buddha

Yot Sane 1 | Mueang Phuket District, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Karon
Type: Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Spent nearly an.hour at big Buddha.when completed it will be an amazing place full of wonderful culture and amazing views.please donate to help with the construction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a really nice place to visit in Phuket if you are willing to sacrifice an afternoon away from the beach. On your way to the monument you have the chance to stop and feed the elephants and play with monkeys. The road is not in a very good shape - I would recommend to hire a driver just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It is definately worth a visit, but carefull, if you go by motorbike. The streets are steep and slopy. The view from the top is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I loved my visit to the Big Buddha. The experience was very heart warming and magical. I'm not a religious person but If I were I would lean towards Buddhism. Great views and recommended for the whole family. Memories that will last forever. Don't forget your camera.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Both the view and the statue itself was very impressive. I recommend going there. Happy that i went there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

When we went parts were still under-construction but nevertheless its still worth a trip. You could see Wat Chalong in the same trip as they aren't too far apart. It's pretty impressive and with some good view. Remember, women have to cover up but they give you sarongs if you forget.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Thailand have many Buddha's worthwhile visiting. This Buddha is very special, because it is based on the dream of an individual Thai who wanted to make something special. The obstacles he met and still meet to complete the construction , from local authorities, are enormous and frustrating. Yet, the Big Buddha is a wonderful place to visit, despite the many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Although there were a lot of visitors to the Big Buddha it was surprisingly peaceful! The views were great & it was interesting to see the importance of Buddhism in Thailand.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This monument is on top of a hill which has a semi decent view. however it is, and has been for a while, a construction site. I wouldn't waste your time going to see it, there are much more beautiful sites and beaches on the island.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this cultural/religious site and we were absolutely amazed by the both the fantastic views and the enormity of the Buddha. We rode our scooter,which was fun...some places are quite steep but we were able to stop to look at the Elephants and the views on the way up. Entry is free however donations are accepted for the building... More

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