Big Buddha

Big Buddha-Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri

Big Buddha is one of the most important and revered landmarks in Phuket island.Situated on the top of Nakkerd Hill between Chalong and Kata, Big Buddha(named Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha in full)measures 45 meters so that you can see in a long distance.



It is so quiet around the Buddha, and what you can only hear is the clanking from bells and hunting sound from the fluttering yellow Buddha banners.

The Buddha stands on the peak of the island, where you can catch a whole view of Phuket town, Karon Beach and Kata Noi Beach, etc. You can drive your car in the main road for about 6 kilometers, it is easy to get there. It is a destination that should not be missed.

Dear Desire,

We ever met each other at the foot of the Buddha in 2005 and now I see you again here. Sometimes I hope time can be stopped. I wish you rest in peace.

For Desire(1931 – 2008 )

From your loving husband, Craig and family.

This letter has been written on thousands of masonries and white marble slabs,which makes up the whole Buddha. More than 1000 visitors will come here and some will donate maintenance costs and write litters on the purchased items to commemorate the deceased loved ones.

A big hall sits near the Buddha base, containing some Buddhist doctrines and lots of donation boxes, collecting money used to construction works.

Useful Tips:

What to wear

Please avoid beach clothes, skirts and t-shirts with aggressive words or patterns. If you realize your dress is too reckless in the religious places, you can ask for a sand cage to cover yourself during your visit in the center of the attractions.

Do you know

  1. Nakkerd locates near the Buddha, is an excellent leisure location. It offers delicious food but reasonable price.
  2. The road directly goes to Nakkerd is well-built with some corners and steep slopes. Some young visitors like hiking, which only spend one-hour reaching the peak.

Opening Time: From 08:00 – 19:30. If you want to catch the sunset from one of Thailand’s best spots, try to be there before 18:30

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