The Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Eknakiri or Phuket Big Buddha.

Phuket Big Buddha, Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Eknakiri

Phuket’s Big Buddha or Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Eknakiri, is one of the island’s most important and revered landmarks. The enormous Big White Buddha sits on top of the Nakkerd Hill between Chalong and Kata.

The Big Buddha of Phuket is one of the most characteristic Buddha statues in southern Thailand. It has a base of 25 meters in diameter and a height of 45 meters, its interior is built with reinforced concrete covered with white Burmese marble that shines in the sun, the views from this tourist attraction are simply spectacular.

The Big Buddha of Phuket is one of the most valued tourist attractions on the island, and its construction began in 2004. Funds for the construction of this huge structure are coming entirely from donations and you can even buy tiles that become part of the Buddha.

Big Buddha in Phuket
Big Buddha statue in Phuket. Photo: Janeke88 (Pixabay).

To get to the giant Buddha statue in Phuket you must follow a road that will take you directly to it, this is the Chao Fa road. East near the Chalong area, go down through Soi Yodsane and follow the signs that will guide you for the next 6 km to the top.

Opening hours are from 06:00 until 19:00 every day, I recommend you stop by around 18:00 to watch the sunset from one of the best areas in Thailand to do so.

Address: Yot Sane 1, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand. ตำบล กะรน อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต จังหวัด ภูเก็ต 83100, ประเทศไทย.

-Thailand News (TN)

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