Big Buddha (Big Buddha) in Phuket
Big Buddha of Phuket is located on Naka mountain Kerd Mountain at an altitude of 370 meters in the southern part of the island. This is a relatively new attraction, and it is still under development. Despite this, the place is already open to the public and there is always a lot of tourists.
The height of the statue is 45 meters and it is perfectly visible from open spaces on the southern beaches. Today it is one of the most popular and large-scale attractions of Phuket. Almost no sightseeing tour to Phuket is not complete without the arrival here, and we also recommend you to visit this place.
There is a view that, because the statue is attached to the temple, which is also still under construction, and even an observation deck from which you can explore the island at 360 degrees with the bird's eye view (remember, the statue is located at an altitude of 370 metres). The size of the statue is impressive, as I grab the top, but it's important to get here in good clear weather, and then you will be able to see not only Phuket and the surrounding Islands.
Big Buddha is not just a landmark, and sacred place to visit and therefore it should be dressed, i.e. as in any Thai temple, not allowed mini skirts, open shoulders, shorts. If you come dressed inappropriately, at the entrance can cover the visit. Since this is a working temple, the money for entrance will be waived. But if you want to donate money for the construction of the temple, you can do it in a very pleasant and interesting way: you can buy a stone, which then will go to the construction of the temple; to tell fortunes; to obtain a blessing from a monk, etc.
Enterprising Thais quickly realized the prospect of this attraction, and so along the road to the top of the temple, a host of additional attractions and entertainment for tourists: elephant parks, bird Park, Quad bike safaris, etc.
🕐 Working time: daily from 06:00 to 19:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get there: located on mount Naka Kerd Mountain at an altitude of 370 meters in the southern part of the island (on the map). You can get here in a rented transport, a taxi or a tour. The road uphill is good, you can overcome it even in the low-power motorbikes. Parking is free.