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Visiting Big Buddha in Phuket
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Big Buddha in Phuket is one of the most revered and significant landmarks on the island. The massive image sits on the hilltop at the Nakkerd Hills between Kata and Chalong and, at with a glorious height of 45 meters, can be easily seen from as far away as Karon Beach and Phuket Town. The lofty location provides the best 360-degree view of the exotic island, with sweeping panorama of Phuket Town, Chalong Bay, Kata, Karon, and more. Relatively easily approachable via a winding 6-km road from the main artery route in Phuket, it is a surely a must-visit island destination in Thailand.

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How to Get Tickets?

No tickets or passes are required to visit and explore the rich Buddhist heritage at the Phuket Big Buddha. However, they encourage you to make donations in hundreds of donation boxes placed all over the place. Donations collected are used for building more religious status and for the maintenance of existing statues at the Big Buddha on the hilltop in Phuket.

How To Get Around?

Explore the place on foot conveniently.

What Should I Wear?

Since the Phuket Big Buddha is a revered and venerated religious site, it is considered discourteous to arrive in beachwear, T-shirts, short skirts and with offensive images or texts. In case you think you have dressed a touch too daringly, do not panic, you can always request for a sarong to cover things up with. It's free of charge from the Big Buddha center.


Best Time to Visit

Phuket Big Buddha is a place of Buddhist heritage, Thai culture and religious importance. The spot is open for visit throughout the year. Sunset is the best time to explore the site and the breathtaking beauty all around the hill. Only consideration regarding the visiting time can be in view of the climate and weather you are comfortable travelling up to the hilltop on extreme winters or midsummers.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You do not necessarily need a guide to visit or move around the Phuket Big Buddha. Transportation is easy and all the important information is provided on this website.

How To Get There?

You can reach Phuket by flight, bus, train, and car from almost all major cities throughout Thailand. The Phuket International Airport is a busy venue on the planet. It is the second busiest international airport in Thailand after Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport and sees flights from all major international airports around the world on a regular basis. Easy accommodations are available near the airport and you can reach the Big Buddha by a cab or bus from the Phuket City.

Additional Info

Take care of your belongings.

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