I love being up on the hill at the Big Buddha This time I had a Buddha priest blessing. It is set up for tourists to buy /donate but it's for a good cause. The priests feed the poor. I always purchase a lemongrass heat...More
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Lovely to visit, easy to walk around and incredible views. Even on a rainy day there are places inside to shelter. The place has lots of reading, lookouts to see the scenery and sections to enjoy the aspects of the Buddhist faith. Be warned -...More
The Big Buddha is a marble tile covered edifice that sits a top a prominent hill near Karon in the south of Phuket island. The statute and other religious artworks surrounding it are still being constructed. This doesn't detract from a visit; indeed it can...More
Well worth a visit. You really only grasp how big it is when you arrive. They truly have done a magnificent job building this monument. Still a lot of work to finish off around structure. Great views from top of hill as well.
We visited on a very wet day so may be slightly less impressed as views were not very clear. Still very much under construction and has to be reached by back steps at the moment which makes the approach less impressive. Buddha itself is quite...More
A great place to visit when you are visiting Phuket. You will need private transportation to get to the location. If you are riding a bike or scooter make sure to map the location as the "BIG BUDDHA" is located a top of a mountain...More