Big Buddha

The Big Buddha, officially: Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha, sits on one of the highest elevations in southern Phuket, the Khao Nakkerd. From up there you have a fantastic panoramic view over the bay of Chalong, Kata Beach, Phuket Town, Wat Chalong, Cape Panwa, and the Racha Islands, south of Phuket. The Buddha itself is 25m wide and 45m high and completely covered with white marble. Around the statue itself there are several smaller statues.

  • Opening hours: Daily from 08.00 to 19.30
  • Directions: The access to the Big Buddha is from Chalong. From the traffic circle in Chalong towards Wat Chalong the access is on the left hand side and is well signposted.
  • By cab: Every cab driver on the island knows the way to the Big Buddha.