When planning a trip to Phuket, it is inevitable that Phuket’s Big Buddha will make its way onto your must-visit list. If it hasn’t already – add it now. Not only is the impressive 45 meter marble-crafted statue a must-see, but the 360 degree views overlooking the South of the island is an attraction in itself.
Built in 2002 atop Nakkerd Hill, Chalong, the infamous Big Buddha is one of Phuket’s most cultural and religious symbols. Officially named as Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Eknakiri, or Ming Mongkol Buddha in Thai, the Big Buddha is a popular religious landmark for both Thai’s and tourists, with over 1,000 people visiting the impressive monument on a good day.