Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket Big Buddha

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The Big Buddha of Phuket, ThailandA place to see!

Buddhism is considered to be the root of Thai culture which defines Thainess. Buddhism embodies in manner, custom, architecture and is found in all aspects of Thai culture. It is for this reason that you will find great Buddha monuments and temples almost everywhere in Thailand, with people constantly coming to pay homage to the statues built in the effigy of Buddha.

One of the most popular monuments, which many tourists (local and foreign) do not miss to visit in Phuket is the Buddha Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri, nicknamed "Big Buddha".

Phuket Big Buddha is one of the main and most revered landmarks on the island
The Big Buddha of Phuket is perched on a hilltop of 380 meters in Chalong area.
The statue is established on the top of Mount Nagakerd, Karon district and the project covers 42 Rai (67000 m2) of land.
Phuket Big Buddha or Buddha Mongkol Ming offers a stunning 360 degrees panorama views of the island of Phuket and you can even see Koh Phi Phi island from this place.
When creating Buddha statue is the worth remaindering that the Buddha attained Nirvana.

Buddha was born the son of a king but decided to give up his luxurious life and became a perfectly enlightened being who attained the highest knowledge of the truth.

The teaching of Buddhism is to avoid all evil, to do only good to purify one's mind. Buddhists combine morality to bring harmony and happiness into their lives.

It was by following this teaching that devotees offered a land at the top of Mount Nagakerd with a magnificent view overlooking Phuket and allowing the creation of a temple around it.

It is the perfect place of communication to spread the Dharma of Buddha in the mind and in society.

The Giant Buddha of Phuket is dedicated to His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX,the current king) and the construction began in 2004.
The big buddha of Phuket is 45 meters high with at its base a circumference of 25 meters .
It is covered with white marble and just behind the Big Buddha, there is a smaller statue in gold (12 meters high)made of brass, dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Please remember that Big Buddha is a place of worship and there is a dress code to enter. Big Buddha opens from 6 am to 7 pm every day. No entry fee is required. The landmark is located on the Nakkerd Hills, between Kata and Chalong, with the road leading up to the Big Buddha is off Chao Fa Road East near Chalong.

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