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Karon Attractions: What to do & Places to Visit in Karon
"I really enjoyed the day I visited the Big Buddha, and not just because I had a Thai girl about my age come out with me to be my tour guide.
Coming from Patong Beach, I'd hired a scooter and we made our way across Phuket, passing elephant-feeding and trekking attractions on our way up the mountain..." road to the enormous stone statue of the Buddha.
The Big Buddha is still (May '13) under construction but nearing completion. Built on the highest point of Phuket, it can be seen from kilometres away around the island. It is definitely worth a visit, and you can get a cheap meal up there too. There's also great places to grab a scenic picture if you came with family, friends or your significant other and not alone, like me :'(
The Thais know that a big statue alone isn't going to impress everybody, so there's other things to see and do around the top of the mountain. You can try to create resonance with your palms on a giant gong for good luck, visit the museum, many other different ...
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