Big Buddha Phuket
Big Buddha Phuket
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • Cristina E
    7 contributions
    Beautiful and must see!
    Beautiful! You must go and see this wonderful Buda when you visit Phuket. The view is also very nice! We took a tuk tuk over there, it costs us 900 baits and the driver waited for us about half an hour to bring us back. Not sure if the cost was perfect, but it was our last day and didn't want to leave without seeing the Big Buda. I'm happy we did it!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2023
  • E.H
    New York City, New York120 contributions
    Amazing
    It is a very different and very beautiful place. There are many interesting sculptures inside. From there you can watch the whole city. There are monkeys in the forest area on the left and they are trying to take your food and drink, but for your information, giving is prohibited. You should definitely go here and see it.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Judy M
    Sydney, Australia606 contributions
    Big Buddha
    I really enjoyed the trip up to the Big Buddha. It's off the main road and up a little winding road that seems to go up forever, There are plenty of little restaurants on the way. Look at their locations on the way up and you can choose one to stop for a meal/drink with a fantastic view on your way back dow the hill. The Big Buddha is still under construction and has been for many years. Although the outside seems to be mostly complete (though they're still adding decorative touches). when you walk in underneath to the temple it's till a building site with a small section picked out for worship. It's a very serene Buddha, and there are fantastic views over Phuket and out to sea. It's floodlit at nighttime and can be seen ffrom a long way around.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Michelle W
    208 contributions
    Beautiful Buddha and amazing views
    A must visit to the Big Buddha. I would advise going early as come 2-3pm it becomes very overcrowed. Unless you are going to see the sunset from here. Beautiful statue and amazing views of Phuket. You dont have to pay but you can put little donations in boxes which are around the place. You can take 3 insense sticks and light them and put them in the sand make a dream come true. A must see for Phuket
    Visited February 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • dmcc1985
    Belfast, United Kingdom20 contributions
    Good to tick off but nothing special
    Delighted to tick this one off as a tourist destination but as specified its nothing special. A one off visit is more than enough as we went early in the morning and avoided over crowding and although glad to say we have seen it the best photos we took were of the local wild life and the views below. Pointers is to ensure that women wear appropriate clothing and follow guidelines as it amazed me how many woman had showed up revealing shoulders and legs even though this is a religious site and should be respected of their culture - although an onsite shop provides clothing it is cheaper to bring or purchase the appropriate clothing beforehand and overall the experience lasted just under an hour - our taxi driver was happy to wait as I have said previously it is literally a see, take a few pics and if wanting que for a few minutes to receive a quick blessing from a monk - worth the trip but literally a tick box tourist destination
    Visited February 2023
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Kate_T_K4
    Brisbane, Australia384 contributions
    Great attraction with amazing views
    Big Buddha temple is visible from the distance. It stands on the hill and its a quite a hike or 15 minutes drive. It's definitely worth to go there just after opening prior to the buses with tourists. Views from the top are amazing however visit inside is also worth the time. There is a shop with charity made souvenirs. Do remember about dressing appropriately as you will not be let in.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Gary
    Gosport, United Kingdom81 contributions
    Stunning!
    What a lovely place, amazing views and stunning architecture. It was so lovely to see some of the Buddhist culture. We arrived as it opened at 8am, it was quiet and great to be able to walk round at our own pace, in peace and be easily able to take pictures. We would highly recommend a visit, it really is worth going early. If you are getting a taxi there, book a round trip. They will wait an hour for you, you don’t need anymore than an hour for your visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2023
  • paola b
    36 contributions
    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
    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
    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
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deborahcT7868HW
Hampshire, UK43 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Really beautiful with absolutely stunning views. It has a very calm and spiritual feeling to it. As mentioned in other reviews, there are a lot of steps to the top but well worth the effort. Even the small children in our group managed to make it up there so not too challenging. We took a taxi as it's a very, very steep and winding road. We probably spent about 1.5 hours & our driver was happy to wait for us. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 21 February 2024
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André K
Hefei, China278 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
It is worth a visit even just for the view from the top of the hill. If you have visited any other big Buddha sites in Asia this one is just average. We visited , Hong Kong , Vietnam and China and compared the different site and this one is not in top spot.
Written 21 February 2024
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Atalay
Almaty, Kazakhstan20 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Worth to go in Phuket. It was quite interesting and wonderful view. Worth to go. If you are in Phuket, you must see. You can also see real monks there and make good photos around.
Written 16 February 2024
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RonandLin
Christchurch, UK66 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We used a driver to get here. Very long and steep approach to the car park .Be aware of modesty dress code , knees covered, wearing a sarong or trousers. The Big Buddha is very impressive and views great over surrounding area. Lots of information about Buddhism and famous Buddhists. Well worth a visit,allow an hour plus. On drive back down you will pass an attraction where elephants are tethered and rides etc offered, leave you to make your own mind up about that.
Written 16 February 2024
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kato l
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Wonderful Budhist spot with a great view and lots pf monkeys aroung. Recommended to everyone. We used tuk-tuk to get there.
Written 13 February 2024
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thoppilan
Fairfax, VA114 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Huge statue of Buddha on a hill. Worth seeing. Very nice views of Phuket from the hill. Need to be able to climb a good amount of steps to visit.
Written 11 February 2024
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Zoe_JL
Windsor, UK351 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Beautiful statue. Breath taking actually with lovely art and places along the way to see. Not too tourist trapping either or pushy for donations. Enjoyed visiting. It’s very high up and the views themselves are worth it. Make sure to dress respectfully. Some tourists clearly didn’t get the memo and were very disrespectful when challenged.
Written 8 February 2024
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Linda Marie Travel
Geelong, Australia33 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Amazing place to visit. The statue towering above you needs to be experienced, and the views have to bee seen in real life. Free entry, open from 6am to 6:30PM, would be lovely to see the sunset.
I think some construction is still ongoing, the concrete steps going up are very rough on your bare feet. Dress modestly, and remove shoes, this is a religious site.
I visited as part of a half-day tour, we were only given 40 minutes to see the Big Buddha. It was not long enough for me, it was just enough time to walk from car park, see the view, up to the statue, look around and down and then out to the car park.
Next time I will spend longer there, and not go part of a tour. Next time I would spend more time, not rushing, sit for a bit and immerse in the experience.
Written 6 February 2024
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claire9mccormack
Sheffield, UK7 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Amazing views and experience, all free
Definitely worth a visit. We paid 1000 tbh for return trip, the driver waited for us
Written 6 February 2024
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vinay naidu
Visakhapatnam, India1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
The serene ambiance around Big Buddha Phuket creates a captivating experience, especially during the tranquil evenings. The intricate white Buddha statue stands majestically, offering a sense of tranquility against the stunning backdrop of the scenic surroundings. The climb up the stairs not only provides a breathtaking panoramic view but also adds a sense of adventure to the visit.

The spiritual atmosphere is heightened by the presence of people engaged in meditation. Respectful silence or even participating in the meditation can enhance the overall experience, allowing visitors to connect with the spiritual essence of the site. The fact that entry is free makes it an excellent addition to any budget-conscious traveler's itinerary, offering a meaningful and cost-effective cultural excursion. Overall, a visit to Big Buddha Phuket is not just about witnessing a magnificent statue but immersing oneself in a truly peaceful and spiritual setting.
Written 6 February 2024
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