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Big Buddha Phuket, Phuket Town

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Head up the hillside and stand beneath Big Buddha Phuket, 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 Big Buddha Phuket a part of your Phuket Town vacation plans using our Phuket Town travel route builder app.
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  • Wow this tour booked via klook was fantastic we did a huge tour which included seeing this huge buddha and wow it did not disappoint Tour was Oct 2019 before lock down 
    Wow this tour booked via klook was fantastic we did a huge tour which included seeing this huge buddha and wow it did not disappoint Tour was Oct 2019 before lock down  more »
  • Beautiful. Majestic. Well worth going. Remember to light incense and pray, don’t just take selfies. Dress appropriately for it. It doesn’t disappoint. I went on a day when it was covered in fog... 
    Beautiful. Majestic. Well worth going. Remember to light incense and pray, don’t just take selfies. Dress appropriately for it. It doesn’t disappoint. I went on a day when it was covered in fog...  more »
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  • This is a cool place with a great view! Annoyingly people fly drones around which spoils the atmosphere. But if you at sunset you can see it in the day and then lit up at night which is beautiful. There is nothing inside, but you can walk around and there are meditation spaces too. They have a dress code of shoulders, belly and knees covered so make sure you’re dressed appropriately. The views over the bay are wonderful too. I recommend spending about 15 min here.
  • Get blessings from the monk, make donations, send blessing and requests… other than all the Buddhism goodness, it is quite cooling in shaded areas as it’s on a mountain top. Although parts of the Big Buddha is still under restoration work, it’s the best time to donate and add a marble tile, I’ve made wishes in 2019 and life has been much better even during COViD period. Now I’m back for thanksgiving and to strengthen the faith. Though I’m non-Buddhist. The viewpoint here of all the island … is amazing!!! Very nice for photo taking too!!!

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