The statue of the Big Buddha and the adjacent temple are so confused original title that I don’t see the point of it write. I bet you can’t even pronounce it after ten repetitions. If you are not Thai, of course. Most tourists and Phuket’s locals call it simply – Big Buddha or Big Buddha. Traditional landmark for major Thai settlements.
The content of the article
- 1 Big Buddha Phuket
- 2 Information to visit
- 3 On the map
Big Buddha Phuket
The Big Buddha is an impressive hollow statue that set on top of a hill about 400 meters high. In addition to the the statues have Buddhist and Taoist (Chinese) temples, parking with Uniform and several viewing platforms. Buddha began to build here in 2002. I remember that in 2011 the Thais were finishing cover it with decorative tiles, and in the territory pushed trucks with huge marble boulders. But-
On one of the posters, you can consider the perspectives to which Aspire Buddhists in this territory. Despite the fact that the money donation was enormous, the complex is still not finished. I think that when they finish building this place will become The best viewing and sight number one in Phuket. In the meantime, there are a lot of unsightly building installations, rods reinforcement and concrete blocks.
Around Big Buddha several viewing platforms
If we abstract from the eternal construction and construction debris, then from the mountain you can see an almost panoramic view of the beauty of the island Phuket The best time to visit is one hour before sunset. From the site behind the Big Buddha you can watch amazing sunsets. Due to the fact that the sun does not set behind the mainland, directly into the sea, the sky painted with fantastic shades of gold and red. Before the statue is another lookout on the other side of the island.
Since the whole area around the Big Buddha is, in fact, the territory of a Buddhist temple, then you should come here in decent look. That is, no bare torsos for boys, and closed shoulders and knees in girls. For the second, by the way, in the parking lot technicians can ask for a sarong, although I’d rather have mine.
In addition to the beautiful views, the temple operates traditional for such places to collect money. Buying a souvenir or the right to sign a tile, or tying sysin on the hand, you help the monks in the construction of the temple. You can not bother and look through the box for donations. You can give nothing at all, no one can scold you for it will become
The best sunsets in Phuket
View on the other side of the island, not sunset
Big Buddha Phuket
Information to visit
A visit to the Big Buddha is possible both independently and in part of the tour. For independent tourists, I first thought write a detailed route in words, but looked like this looks on neighboring resources and realized that this will not work. Experienced Tourists have long been using Google Navigator, and inexperienced only get confused even more. So, learn to use Google Maps, And you will find the point on my map at the end of the post.
Because of its location on one of the highest mountains of Phuket, you really only need one road – Soi Yot Sane 1, which leads straight to the top. And to get to it, you have to drive to Chalong by road 4042, this is the eastern part of the island. Thats there is, even if you are, for example, on Karon, at a distance arm outstretched from Big Buddha, you still have to do a sickly hook over the pass between the west and east coasts Phuket
Open daily from 6 to 19 hours. The entrance is free.
Still highly recommend to visit the temple with a stone and the best Phuket Viewpoint. I think that they should definitely visit.
On the map
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