Phuket Travel Guide & Information

Phuket's Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

The 45 metre (147 feet) tall marble Buddha sits on one of the highest peaks at Khao Nakkerd Hill. Visible from most places in the south of the island, the Big Buddha has become an important religious symbol for Buddhists on the island as well a great tourist attraction with an amazing 360 degree view of the south of Phuket.

Construction began in 2004 and has been funded entirely through donations. As of 2012 the Buddha statue itself is completed although the huge base which will include a giant marbled lotus leaf are still under construction. At the base of the Big Buddha is a hall which a display showing the history of the project as well as donation boxes.

Entry to the Big Buddha is free but donations are very much appreciated. At the end of the hall there are monks who can accept offerings for merit making while providing blessings. One way of contributing a donation is to purchase a block of marble which you can write your name on and will be used in the construction.

How to get there

The road leading up to the Big Buddha is off Chao Fa Road East near Chalong. Turn down Soi Yodsane and simply follow the indications for the next 6 kms up the hill.

Opening times:

08:00 – 19:30 daily except public holidays

Dress code:

As will all temples and religious sites in Thailand, beach wear, short skirts and singlets are not acceptable attire. However, there is a booth where you can borrow a sarong free of charge.


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Tips: December 8, 2011
Phuket's Big Buddha is definitely a must-see. Standing on the Nakkerd Hills, climbing up this beloved structure will give you an amazing view of the town and the islands.
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Angeline October 8, 2010
There's a stall selling bronze/gold plated bell. Buy one if u plan to make a wish as u can hang them at the bodhi tree at the top.
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Katya January 20, 2013
You Love Big Buddha. Big Buddha loves you
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Onizugolf March 7, 2012
พระมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคคีรี เป็นพระพุทธรูปปางมารวิชัย ขนาดหน้าตักกว้าง 25.45 เมตร สูง 45 เมตร สร้างด้วยคอนกรีตเสริมเหล็ก ผิวนอกบุด้วยหินอ่อนสีขาว พระพักตร์หันไปทางอ่าวฉลอง ทางทิศตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือ 19 องศา
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Kae ® March 4, 2012
The best place in Phuket
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Михаил March 22, 2013
Очень красиво!!!))))
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Zerra March 17, 2013
Кто нибудь ходил сюда пешком?
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Jackie December 26, 2010
Best view on the island. Be sure to stop by the coconut ice cream booth before you leave.
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Dj G August 11, 2011
Mind elephants on the road. Lack of signa in main road
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Leena March 15, 2013
A wonderful place with a terrific atmosphere. Harmony is everywhere! The view point is one of the best all over the island. Strongly recommended!
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Antonio October 21, 2012
Обязательно попробуйте мороженое! Уж очень вкусное :) (eat an ice-creame ;) )
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Nanattz May 8, 2010
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Mikhail November 21, 2013
Подумать о самом сокровенном, подойти к монаху, и он завяжет браслет доя исполнения желания
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A September 12, 2013
Get a blessed bracelet from the monk.
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Jim August 3, 2013
Sooooo very impressive
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Aekapong May 24, 2012
The Biggest Buddha in Phuket island : อารยสถาปัตย์ มหัศจรรย์แห่งศรัทธา สูงเทียมฟ้า จรดทะเลอันดามัน : ปางมารวิชัย สูง 45 ม. ืหินอ่อนหยกขาว
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Golff March 21, 2012
Here is awesome view.
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Golf March 11, 2012
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iPünch July 16, 2011
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Mihail January 10, 2014
Очень прекрасное место,шикарный вид строиться медленно но только за счет пожертвований,но сколько уже сделанно!!!
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