The Revered Landmark of Phuket, The Big Buddha
Visible from most of the areas around Phuket is the amazing, large, white marble image of the Big Buddha. The Buddha sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills and is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island.
The Buddha is 25m wide, 45m high and weighs 135 tons. Visitors are also able to purchase a piece of marble tile to sign your name so that it can be placed forever inside the Big Buddha.
The area around the big Buddha has the best 360 degree views of the beautiful southern part of Phuket island. You will see views of Phuket town, Kata beach, Karon beach and Chalong bay.
How To Get Up To The Big Buddha
The location is easily accessible by taking a 6km road winding up Nakkerd hill leading from Phuket’s Chaofa road West, just 2km from Chalong Circle. It’s a popular location for both foreigners and Thais so taxi and tuk tuk drivers will know the way to get there. Make sure to negotiate a price before starting your adventure if you are not on a meter system.
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