Big Buddha Phuket
Big Buddha Phuket
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shelly matherson
Table View, South Africa43 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
What a beautiful experience, we feel very grateful to be able to see the big Buddha up close and to have the blessing and bracelet from the monks.

When we arrived it was pouring rain, thunder, lightning and then 30min later it was sunny and clear!

Be sure to take covering for your shoulder and legs, but if you forget you can buy a wrap at 150 bhat each.

Amazing site, you can't go to phukewithout visiting the Big Buddha
Written June 20, 2022
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DvilleBrian
Chalong, Thailand475 contributions
Jul 2022
We were lucky enough to have some friends drive us up to the Big Buddha. We can see the Buddha from where we live in Chalong (it's on a mountaintop so it stands out). The drive up is over a pretty steep, winding road. They have plenty of parking and entrance is free. For men, be sure to wear something that covers your shoulders. For women, have your shoulders covered and try to wear a skirt or dress that covers your knees (this is a Buddhist site).
There is no entrance fee (although donation boxes are set up around the site). We first checked out the views (including the Adaman Sea and Chalong Bay) then walked through a short side path on rocks with some small shrines and we encountered some monkeys. Although the came close, they weren't agressive. Be sure not to have any food on you or attempt to feed them.
Inside the Buddha they have a small shopping area where all the profits go to charity. You can also make a donation and be blessed by a Buddhist monk.
Written July 12, 2022
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,863 contributions
Jul 2022
Phuket Big Buddha, or The Great Buddha of Phuket, is a seated Maravija Buddha statue in Phuket, Thailand. It is nice area to take photo and see the local .But, be
careful from mosquito .This place great for one hour for adult ,Do not bring your
kids they will tired and bored.
If you want to visit this landmark, either rent a bicycle or through the tourist offices, stay away from the taxi, they take large sums of money.
Written August 7, 2022
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Clarissa S
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
Jul 2022
The view from the top of the stairs and area surrounding the main Buddha statue was excellent, and there was a calming breeze blowing all around.

However the peace and tranquility were disrupted by some noisy construction and restoration work that was happening, and we didn’t enjoy our little meditation time as much as we would have liked. (We visited in mid July 2022)

We also read online that there would be sarongs or scarves available on loan for free. These would be for visitors in shorts or tops that are a bit too revealing. Since this was an unplanned stop for us, we didn’t have any longer pants or scarves on hand to use, and were disappointed when we were stopped at the entrance and were told that they no longer offered any for loan, and were forced to buy a sarong for 150 thb each.

So best be prepared and be decently dressed when visiting!
Written July 25, 2022
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Varun Kumar
New Delhi, India100 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
It’s a must in Phuket. The view from the top cannot be experienced anywhere else. I did a small prayer before the Monk. He gave a very peaceful feeing. There are few religious items on sale which will help in the further construction of Statue.
Written July 3, 2022
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rcs_multiverse
Gaithersburg, MD27 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
For the fourth time of my life I visited Thailand and stayed in Jula Place, Chalong. This particular time I felt very familiar to the grounds of Big Budah as it seemed to watch over my stay and all the territory from the high grounds. This includes the sea, where it is also visible whilst heading out for dives. However, this time it was from the porch of my stay which also overlooked the Jula Place swimming pool where I observed Big Budah's faithful watch, appearing there every single awaking day. Moreover, following cloudy and rainy days, the statue becomes partially visible, or sometimes completely hidden on some occasions. Yet, one knows it's there and will reappear. Amazingly, from this perspective, one observes unique certainties of this image's character. For example, (1) 'knowing it will reappear' from behind the rain clouds. (2) Appearing to watch over the land and sea. (3) Always presenting a sense of presence and (4) always presenting a mindset of peace.

Having toured the temple and surrounding areas in prior years, and also observing Big Budah from afar, I've felt a "specialness" whilst traveling the territory. I look forward to my return to re-enter that special level of conection to the area with complete admiration and respect.
Written January 9, 2020
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Russell P
Satuek, Thailand548 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Perched atop the high point and visible for many kilometers in all directions is the Big Buddha statue made of white marble. The monument is nearing its final stages and for 300 baht you can purchase a piece of marble, have your name written on it and for that piece to help complete the final building phase. You can look at fantastic sight of the sea and coastal towns or just be in awe at the size of the structure. A monk is also available (near the exit steps of the monument) for blessings. A must do in Phuket. For 3 or more people it would pay to hire a taxi and visit Wat Chalong, Prom Theo Cape, elephant camp and Phuket town (works out cheaper)
Written February 13, 2020
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Hooman P
170 contributions
Dec 2019
The second place we visited on a city tour was the beautiful one, located 22 km from Patong on the highest point. The working hours of this place are 6 to 19 for visiting. The Big Buddha has been under construction since 2002 and has not yet been completed. The large white Buddha statue, 45 meters high and 25.45 meters wide, is the third largest statue in Thailand, the most important feature of this place to visit. It has a very beautiful view of the same name, overlooking the Andaman Sea and the east coast of Phuket. This sculpture is made of reinforced concrete and its facade is decorated with white Burmese white marble. You can buy a piece of marble by paying money to be used in the construction of the building with your name and signature and will be remembered forever. Stay tuned or join in by purchasing the Golden Hearts and writing on it and hanging it on pendants or trees. At the beginning of the entrance to this place, if your clothes are not suitable, like other temples, you will be given a cloth to cover, and the cost of visiting this beautiful place is free. Half an hour is the minimum time you will need to visit and take photos.
Written May 21, 2020
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
Nov 2020
in my opinions, big Buddha is the symbol of phuket. a Buddha who sits on top of a mountain and sees all of phuket and we see him from all parts of phuket!! if you come to this temple, be sure to wear appropriate clothing, if not, you will be given a scarf at the entrance to cover your feet. this is a construction site and you can help by buying pieces of white marble. it is very interesting feeling to be part of building a place that remains for the future. there they sold bells and pieces of metal that you could buy and write your wishes on it and hang them. there were thousands of wishes where the wind blew them and the wishes happened! from the top of mountain ,the view of the forest, the beach and the ocean was unique and very beautiful. do not miss meeting the big buddha on your trip to phuket!
Written October 4, 2021
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ANUJ
New Delhi, India116 contributions
Aug 2022
This place is highly recommended to be visited when you are at Phuket. It is massive piece of architecture and the location is so overwhelming that you can have pretty decent endless photogenic pics from all around the monument. And you enjoy an area of peace far from the hustle / bustle of the city.
Written August 24, 2022
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