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Big Buddha Phuket, Phuket Town

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Head up the hillside and stand beneath Big Buddha Phuket, a 45 m (148 ft) statue watching over the surrounding landscape and settlements. Begun only a decade ago as a donation-funded project, the giant structure has come to encapsulate a sense of the spiritual and social character of Phuket. Offering extensive views of the surrounding area--and a peaceful break from the urban bustle--the statue's grounds serve as a popular meeting spot, a revered place of worship, and the endpoint of many hikes. Make Big Buddha Phuket a part of your Phuket Town vacation plans using our Phuket Town travel route builder app.
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  • It was really an excellent experience visiting this location. I highly recommend it for tourists. The experience was mind expanding I must say. 
    It was really an excellent experience visiting this location. I highly recommend it for tourists. The experience was mind expanding I must say.  more »
  • This place is must to visit. Big Budha on top of the mountain is amazing and also give the feeling of Holiness. Below Budha statue the prayers or amusic of Meditation was going on. You feel so... 
    This place is must to visit. Big Budha on top of the mountain is amazing and also give the feeling of Holiness. Below Budha statue the prayers or amusic of Meditation was going on. You feel so...  more »
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  • Pretty much what you expect. It's a big Buddha. It's an impressive structure, and the views from the top are incredible. It's clean, and there are staff around making sure you DON'T pay an entry fee (it's free - do not pay anyone), and making sure people wear masks. It was under construction with some repairs happening when we were there which was a little disappointing, but good they're doing it in the low season. Probably one of the best views you can get in a bathroom however.
  • Great location! Very big Buddha as expected ;) Got to see a monk and received even blessings and a handmade bracelet. It is advised though to make a small donation to support the maintenance of the statue and of course the monks in that area. There is even a small secluded area for monkeys so that humans won't interfere with them but still be able to live a normal life. I really liked that and we saw a few monkeys even climbing out of their little reserve to get a few close up pictures with them. Great day

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