Phuket Big Buddha, Chalong

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Head up the hillside and stand beneath Phuket Big Buddha, a 45 m (148 ft) statue watching over the surrounding landscape and settlements. Begun only a decade ago as a donation-funded project, the giant structure has come to encapsulate a sense of the spiritual and social character of Phuket. Offering extensive views of the surrounding area--and a peaceful break from the urban bustle--the statue's grounds serve as a popular meeting spot, a revered place of worship, and the endpoint of many hikes. Make Phuket Big Buddha a part of your Phuket Town vacation plans using our Phuket Town travel route builder app .
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  • It's really exciting to come to see Big Buddha, it's very beautiful with wonderful environment on the top of mountain. A lit windy, smell very natural clean make me like this place.  more »
  • We booked a half day tour which included a stop at the Big Buddah. It's pretty BIG (go figure) and even though it's not complete it is still a must see in my opinion. Views from the top of the hill ar...  more »
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  • Beautiful view. Short flight of stairs to and from the Big Buddha - may not be suitable for the elderly and disabled. Admission is free. The place is under construction but accessible. You can contribute by buying the tiles (you can write message on it) or by simply donating. Plenty of parking, clean facilities and very reasonable--priced beverages sold (40 baht for coconut). Make sure to wear appropriate clothing.
  • We rode our little scooter up the steep hill to Big Buddha. Lots of fun to do this and well sign posted. The Big Buddha and Golden Buddha are together well worth looking at and the view from the top is amazing. Unless you want a very spiritual experience and intend saying lots of prayers and meditating I'd suggest allocating a maximum of 3 hours.
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