Located just above Ao Chalong Bay at the summit of the Nakkerd hills sits Big Buddha Phuket. Visiting this peak is one of the best things to do in Phuket. Big Buddha is shining a light on Thailand’s reverence to its Buddhist roots. Big Buddha took a decade to build the Big Buddha statue and finally completed in 2014. Its glowing white marble and stunning vistas makes it one of the island’s most popular Phuket attractions. At 45m high, Phuket Big Buddha leaves an imposing impression on visitors to Phuket. It is one of the must-do things to do in Phuket. You will get a sense of the level of devotion and respect the Thais have.
This Phuket Buddha is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. Its lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon and Chalong Bay. Perfect for all the Instagrammers that love capturing sunset shot. Let Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort make all the arrangements for you to Phuket Buddha. As the destination is only 20 minutes away from the hotel. In case you’re wondering, there is no fee to visit the statue but donations are encouraged.
The Big Buddha is accessible by taxi and tuktuk, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort can easily arrange a round-trip for you. On the other hand, the site is also accessible on foot to hikers and bikers willing to make the climb. If you’re looking for things to do in Phuket that involve getting some exercise, put on your walking shoes and trek up through the lush jungles. From the base of the hiking trail, it’s a brisk 6km winding path up, discovering local flora and fauna along the way.
More than 1,000 people visit this Phuket Buddha temple every day, many of them donate money for Phuket Big Buddha’s maintenance and to write messages on purchased items for good luck and in memory of passed-away loved ones.
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort is the ideal beach resort for all of the scenic and cultural Phuket attractions on the south side of the island. Big Buddha is easily reachable from the hotel via a winding 6-km road leading from Phuket’s main artery route, and is a must-visit island destination.
Open daily from 8am to 7.30pm. Located at Yot Sane 1, Karon, between Kata and Chalong.
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