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Phuket Big Buddha Tour


Majestic Landmark and Spiritual Haven

The Phuket Big Buddha is a tall white marble statue that is visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. It probably tops everyone's must-do list in Phuket, and for good reason. The view from up there is breathtaking.

Impressive Statue & Temple

The statue itself is an impressive feat of engineering and design. It stands at 45 meters tall and is made of white marble, making it a striking and photogenic sight.

Breathtaking panoramic views

The Big Buddha is situated on top of Nakkerd Hills, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Phuket's landscapes, including lush greenery, coastline, and the Andaman Sea.
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The Big Buddha, also known as the Phra Phuttha Ming Mongkol Akenakkiri Buddha, is a famous landmark and religious site located on the island of Phuket, Thailand. It is one of the most significant and revered Buddha statues on the island. Phuket Big Buddha, or The Great Buddha of Phuket, is a seated Maravija Buddha statue. The official name is Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Eknakiri (Thai: พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคคีรี), shortened to Ming Mongkol Buddha. Sitting atop Nakkerd Hill and is facing towards Ao Chalong Bay the statue is the main Buddha of the Wat Kitthi Sankaram temple (Wat Kata). It is the third-tallest statue in Thailand behind only the Great Buddha of Thailand and Luangpho Yai.


The Big Buddha is situated on the peak of Nakkerd Hill in the southern part of Phuket, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area, including Phuket's west coast.


The statue stands at an impressive height of approximately 45 meters (148 feet) and is made of reinforced concrete with a layer of Burmese white jade marble.


Began in 2007 and was entirely funded by donations from locals and tourists. It took several years to complete, and it was officially completed and open to the public 2014.

Religious significance

The Big Buddha is a symbol of hope, faith and goodwill for the people of Phuket. As a place of worship, it draws devotees and tourists alike to pay their respects, make offerings and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Dress code

The Big Buddha Temple is a religious site, visitors are expected to dress appropriately. Avoid wearing revealing clothing such as shorts, short skirts, sleeveless shirts, or beachwear. Sarongs can be purchased on site if required. Be respectful and maintain a calm and reverent demeanor during your visit.


At the Big Buddha, a free 7-minute meditation course is offered daily for visitors. If you are particularly interested in meditation and spiritual retreats, we also offer advanced meditation programs and courses outside of the Big Buddha.


The Big Buddha is accessible by road and there is ample parking available. Visitors can either climb the 306 steps to get to the statue or take a road that leads straight up. Access for the elderly or people with mobility problems is direct access.

Knowledgeable tour guide will accompany

Organized Big Buddha Tours


Organized Big Buddha group tours

These Big Buddha group tours are ideal for tourists who want to spend a longer period of time for meditation and relaxing.
Price from THB 900 pp

Group tours to Big Buddha & Phuket Island city tour

These group tours offer guided excursions to explore the main attractions and landmarks of Phuket Island.
Price from THB 1,500 pp

Private tours to Big Buddha & Phuket Island city tour

These private tours offer a personalized and exclusive experience, tailored to your preferences and interests.
Price from THB 6,000

Cultural and Spiritual Significance

The Big Buddha is a significant religious symbol for Thai Buddhists and represents peace, enlightenment, and serenity. As you explore the area, you'll gain insights into Buddhist culture and practices.

Peaceful Atmosphere

The site exudes a tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal place for reflection and meditation. It's a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and find a moment of calm.

Cultural Experience

Besides the Big Buddha, the area around the statue includes other smaller shrines and temples. Exploring these sites provides an opportunity to learn more about Thai architecture and religious practices.

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Breathtaking panoramic views

The Big Buddha is situated on top of Nakkerd Hills, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Phuket's landscapes, including lush greenery, coastline, and the Andaman Sea.
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