Big Buddha Phuket
Big Buddha Phuket
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • paola b
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful place with great views
    Breathtaking views of Phuket, the still being developed temple is a place to really take in the beauty of Thailand. I really enjoyed the area they have for people to meditate with the monks. It was truly peaceful. There are some stores and grocery stores downstairs, it would be nice if they had a small restaurant or cafeteria. I highly recommend visiting this place when you are in Phuket.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 May 2023
  • Chris
    Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Buddha Phuket is a must-visit attraction for anyone traveling to Phuket.
    Big Buddha Phuket is a must-visit attraction for anyone traveling to Phuket. The giant statue is absolutely breathtaking and provides a sense of peace and serenity. The view from the top of the mountain is stunning and worth the climb. The grounds are very well maintained, and the atmosphere is peaceful and tranquil. I highly recommend visiting Big Buddha Phuket – it’s an experience you won't forget.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Angela C
    London, United Kingdom278 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its a BIG Buddha
    Visited the Big Buddha en route to Naka Market. It was an interesting pit stop, but i wouldn't spend more than an hour there (especially in the heat!). Look out for the monkeys too - they'll steal your chips!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Mimsey22
    Hobart, Australia13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do but dress appropriately
    Visiting the Big Buddha is a must do. Amazing views and great picture opportunities that scream Thailand. Women need to cover shoulders and legs to enter. If you are not covered you must purchase overprices sarongs and shoulder scarfs to wear. 150baht for sarong and 100 baht for scarf. They are making a lot of money with these sales. Good for them😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Tracey P
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible views
    Impressive land mark with incredible views. Not too many steps to top. Construction going on inside but for $15 you can have your name put on a tile and goes on inside wall, pays toward cost of renovation. Free to get in, walk around. Well worth it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • MacT8
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Buddha Phuket
    Go early. It gets hot and there's not much shade, you need to cover your legs so take something with you. They do sell sarongs at the entrance. Beautiful views and some small pagoda type things to sit in shade dotted around. I was a bit surprised to see so many elephants, including babies, tied up on the way up to the Buddha parking area with tourists taking photos. I guess it's just not my thing but if that's what you'd like to photograph then they are there. The Tiger Kingdom - again, not my thing- closed but it seems the same owners have opened up Tiger Park which is also on the way up to Big Buddha. The car park for this was full, so still popular apparently. Some fit folk walk up the hill to Big Buddha, I even saw a cyclist!! Some run up the steps at Big Buddha too. Too hot for me and my knees won't allow me, my valid excuse anyway. Couple of shops for souvenirs and drinks/ snacks too.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 July 2023
  • jenbrez
    San Francisco, California56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the Big Buddha
    We were fortunate to start our day here when the visitors were low. The Buddha is magnificent and the views around the island are stunning. We were able to participate in a 7 minute meditation practice and other rituals. This temple makes it very accessible to participate and learn about Buddist practices.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Craig M
    Dundee, United Kingdom456 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    This is a must visit if you’re in Phuket. Amazing structure, and breathtaking views when you are up there. You also have the option of having a blessing from a monk when you are there. Amazing to see, and a must see if you’re visiting Phuket.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,256 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Link With Wat Chalong Temple
    After you've spent an hour or so at the Wat Chanlong Temple complex, take the winding road up to the Big Buddha. Unfortunately, on the day we went, there was torrential rain and wind and fog which spoilt the views and the experience. Notwithstanding, this site is still a great visit. Free to enter (they do ask for a donation) and you can walk up to Buddha, visit displays and take all the photos you like. Do be respectful of the monks. There are monkeys on the grounds - please don't feed them.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Kellymarie McCormick
    Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Buddha
    The Big Buddha was an amazing addition to our Thailand trip. The area was peaceful, the views were amazing and the statue itself was detailed beautifully. You can observe people mediating (get involved if that’s your thing) and watch in awe as people are being blessed by a monk. I would beware of your surroundings as there are a lot of monkeys that are looking for food. On my visit there monkeys jumped on people and ripped their bags. Be mindful, please do not feed them as they can be dangerous. You can take a taxi and negotiate a price for the driver to wait for you as you are on top of a mountain. Remember to dress appropriately for temples as you will need to pay for a shoulder cover up or sarong.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 August 2023
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River
United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
The scenery below is spectacular. The huge gray-white Buddha statue is dazzlingly majestic. This is a place where you can enjoy truly beautiful scenery. It almost feels like flying. We rode up on our scooters. You can see elephants on the way up and there is also a nice cafe. When you arrive at the entrance, there is a parking lot and a place to sell souvenirs. I bought a hat at a good price here.
Written 14 April 2024
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Allan B
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This experience is one that is just to tick your bucket list item and say you have seen it up close and personal.
It is awe inspiring to see and once you read through the various plaques of the different kinds of Buddha, monks and famous persons who turned to Buddhism then really that is it.
The view from the top is quite breathtaking and great photo opportunity.
I would advise to go during the evening or first thing in the morning as there is little to no shade once there and during the middle of the day it would be unpleasant if you are not used to heat and humidity. You may have to contend with the crowds, however my family and I got the for around 4.30pm and it was fairly easy to navigate and not over crowded. The actual Buddah closes to tourists around 6pm which may be part of the reason for the smaller crowds, not sure really.
There are monkeys there that only seemed to lingure around the same area so it is easy to avoid if you don't like them but just as easy to get an up close and personal experience with them.
This is not wheelchair or disabled friendly, you would be able to see from the bottom of the stairs however if you cannot use stairs there seemed to be no other option to get to the top.
Written 12 April 2024
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Ms. Pants
Atlanta, GA89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very hot, but very humbling. The art of the temple is amazing. The monks singing over the speakers will bring you total peace while you walk around. Just watch out for the greedy monkeys.
Written 5 April 2024
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Stephen W
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Amazing trip to big Buddha 26th march 2024 booked this tour via jk travel in khao lak the views are spectacular well worth a visit although busy with tourists well worth the 2 hour drive from khao lak included in the tour was a visit to chalong temples stunning and also a visit to the Old Town markets in phuket which was really good. For people wanting to go on excursions I'd recommend them to go and speak with Mr Fong at jk travel on the main street in khao lak he speaks very good English and he is very accommodating and reasonably priced he also arranged a tour for us to cheow lan lake which is absolutely amazing the views are stunning well worth a visit.
Written 5 April 2024
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luky e
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Wonderful Budhist sport with so stunning view point, will monkyes, and a temple with Buhist monks. Recommmended to all Thailand lovers.
Written 28 March 2024
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Tony T
Sandefjord, Norway41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Amazing place with a beautiful view! A must see if you’re in Phuket. Easily accessible. It’s a view point to get your favorite vacation pictures.
Written 28 March 2024
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petrov l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Marveous Budhist Buddha in Karon. Just 20 minutes by Grab from Patong. Therre were also lots of monkeys. Great choice to explore.
Written 27 March 2024
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Orwelian
Uk169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Buddha is one to behold, 43mtrs high on top of a hill just outside Phuket Town. This huge religious ediface is made of concrete and coated with white square marble tiles. Open to public access from 0630 til 1830, giving wide-ranging views for the best of sunset and sunrise. 94 steps up to the support platform, but you have to decend a different way so as not to turn your back to Buddha. It is worth a visit, dress respectfully and don't offend. We used taxi from Kata at Thb1000 return with 1 hour stop at site. Seems to be the same price for public taxis.
Written 27 March 2024
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tiun p
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We visited this wonderful Budhist spot in March 2023. There are great view point and many monkeys around. Must try activity in Phuket!
Written 20 March 2024
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Jose Luis R
Santander, Spain259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
If you go on your own, you can park your car or bike free of charge. The entrance is also free but be aware, specially in hot season, that you have to dress properly as you are in a religious spot. Women cannot wear shorts or show her backs.
There are some shops where you can buy drinks, snacks or a souvenir. Prices are not expensive
After visiting the Big Buddha, when go down to the exit, you can find monks and donate some money for them; for instance, me and my son donated 100 thai baht each and the monks gave us a rope bracelet.
Finally, its quite easy to see monkeys in the forest around the Big Buddha and at the car park. Dont play with them as the can bite you
Written 18 March 2024
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