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The Big Buddha of Phuket

Chalong's Sacred Protector

South Phuket’s Big Buddha is hard to miss. It’s one of the most impressive landmarks on the island, attracting thousands of visitors each year who come to see it up close and personal.

Big Buddha of Phuket

Read on for a history of Phuket’s most famous statue and how it came into existence below:

History of the Big Buddha

Tips for Visitors

Situated on the peak of mount Nagakerd overlooking the scenic district of Chalong, the Big Buddha statue is easily accessible from different parts of the island – with ample parking for cars and mopeds alike.
From here, you can enjoy the beautifully designed surroundings of the sculpture, find out more about it in the adjacent history museum and grab a bite at the Nakkerd Sea View Restaurant.

Final Thoughts

The Big Buddha is undoubtedly a must visit for anyone lucky enough to find themselves in Phuket – and the 360 degree views make it more than the worth the trek.

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