About Big Buddha

Phuket's Big Buddha sitting atop the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The statue is a wonderful symbol of serenity. It is 25 meters across at the base and 45 meters in height, making it visible from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach. The 360-degree view from the site encompasses the sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon and Chalong Bay. It has a very peaceful atmosphere with pious tinkling sounds of small bells and soft background Dharma music enhanced by the fluttering of yellow Buddhist flags in the compound. The views are breathtaking and it is a must-see site in Phuket. 

Must See

  • Buddha statue.
  • Nakkerd Hills.

How to reach

It can be easily reached via a winding 6-km road leading from Phuket's main artery route on foot or using a powerful scooter/motorcycle as the climb is quite steep.


  • Buddha statues have to be treated with the utmost respect.
  • Women should never touch the monks.
  • This is a religious site, do not wear anything revealing or offensive. In case you do, ask for a free sarong from the site center and cover yourself up.
  • Wear comfortable footwear.
  • Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the mesmerizing views.
  • Be aware of the social etiquette followed there so that the local people accept you better.
  • Be thoughtful while clicking pictures of the locals, some people might not like it. So, always take their permission first.
  • Always carry an ample amount of water so that you can stay hydrated during your tour.
  • Make sure to carry sunscreen if it's sunny outside.

Visit Time

Sunday:              8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Monday:             8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday:            8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday:       8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday:           8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday:                8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday:            8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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