Located at the top of the mountain in Chalong Bay, Phra Putthamingmongkolekanagagiri—or Phuket Big Buddha—is not too far from Chalong Temple. Built of white jade imported from Myanmar, this sitting Buddha faces east to overlook Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea. Because the Buddha sits on the atop the tallest point on Phuket Island, it can be seen from anywhere in Phuket. Many visitors like to climb to the top of the mountain and look out at the beautiful seascape from the peak’s perfect vantage point.
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Highlights - Revered landmark in Phuket, Scenic spot, 360 degree view of Phuket Town
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One of the most prime attractions to do in Phuket.
I would recommend that if you want to visit, you can opt for the half-day tour or full-day tour as the tours will cover this stop.
Another point is for ladies whom visited in inappropriate clothes, it is okay as before entering the temple, there will be people to assist to issue appropriate clothings for free borrowing.
I would say apart from taking the pictures from the Big Buddha, there are some fun activities that can be done such as there are some coins that you can put under various statues of monks where you can volunteer to donate some small amount to hope that they will bless you.
The Phuket Big Buddha is a 45-metre-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. This impressive landmark is probably at the top of everyone’s ‘Must-Do in Phuket‘, and it is indeed a jaw-dropping site, and the panoramic views from up there are breathtaking. Koh Samui always had a very popular Giant Buddha, and it seems that Phuket wanted to have a bigger one. The road to the statue is well paved and easy to ride despite many curves; however, drive slowly and carefully on the way down. When reaching the top of the hill, you will find ample and well-organised parking. As you approach the site, a security officer will check your attire, and if your shorts or skirts are too short, you will be required to wear a sarong, provided for free. A recently added sweeping staircase now leads to the Buddha monument. Note that the stairs are only to climb up; you are not allowed to walk them down. There is a separate way down on the hillside, and a security guard sitting there all day makes sure people respect this rule. Don’t worry if you forgot to take your photos and selfies the first time, as it’s easy to go back on the way out.
Phuket, Thailand at the big buddha statue! It is always a great way to experience the culture.
PHUKET IS THE BEST GET AWAY! The weather is always nice, STUNNING VIEWS, nice beaches, fun night life, cute animals you can love on, and DELICIOUS FOOD! MUST GO!!!