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“bigger than you think” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket Big Buddha
Yot Sane 1 | 7. 827643, 98. 312838, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Karon
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“bigger than you think”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

interesting and a great view from top it was being renovated when we were there but still good. Found a nice little bar on the way down with great views too. There is a monkey show, parrot show and buggy rides which we will do next time as well as elephant rides. good spot

Visited June 2013
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“Good but Scaffolding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I liked the fact that it was nice and big and you could write a wish on a a stone. The only thing was, was that when i went, there was scaffolding

Visited August 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“An amzing feat of construction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This place is immense, a huge buddha on a mountain top overlooking the phuket coastline. You don't have to be a buddhist to visit this place to feel inspire and a sense of a higher power.

Visited May 2013
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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“He is Huge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Well worth the ride up there, it is going to be abosolutely fabulous when completed - The size of it is amazing! The views are great too.

Visited June 2013
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“Unlike no other”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

There are many words already written on TripAdvisor. Believe all of the good reports.

If you visit Phuket only once, this is a must see. If you are Buddhist, it is definitely a must see and sit with, and be blessed by a monk.

I have experienced this place many times, and it leaves me refreshed and remarkably calm and serene, despite the throngs of tourists who visit this place even in the "low season".

There is no fee, but the opportunity to make a donation to the building, buy a tile for attachment to the Big Buddha, trinkets and other small items.

There are food/drink stalls, and toilets/bathrooms. It is a climb to the peak where the Big Buddha sits, which is unsuitable for wheelchairs, and a difficult climb for those who cannot walk without aid.

Visited June 2013
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