A Visit To Phuket’s Big Buddha
One of the top highlights of any visit to Phuket has to be a visit to the Big Buddha. This imposing structure sits atop the peak of mount Nagakerd in a national conserved forest and can be glimpsed as far as Karon Beach to the west. From this location, you can also capture sweeping views of much of the south of the island, including Phuket Town, Chalong Bay, and Kata.
It is a key landmark that is greatly revered for its beautiful detailing and imposing size. It is in fact the third tallest statue in Thailand, measuring an impressive 40 metres in height and 25.45 metres in width. This Buddha statue depicts Gautama in a seated position. It is made of reinforced concrete that is covered with layers of Burmese white jade marble. This helps give it a much-admired brilliant shine when the sun is out.
Next to this is another Buddha statue that though smaller, is made of brass covered in gold. There are also several other smaller statues of Buddha and other celebrated monks. It is a popular island destination, often attracting as many as 1,000 visitors a day. It was built and is maintained through donations. When you donate you can receive a tile to sign your name on and have it placed in the Big Buddha for posterity.
Guests of Trisara should not miss out on a visit to this magnificent site. It is just an hour’s drive via route 4024. If you however prefer to keep the scenic coastline in sight, then take route 4030 that is about 15 minutes longer. A stay at Trisara offers a tranquil respite made all the more enjoyable by luxury amenities, stunning natural vistas, and exclusive resort accommodation in Phuket. You can create even better memories of your trip to the island by adding in some cultural experiences like a visit to this renowned religious site.