The Big Buddha
The Big Buddha was built in 2008 and has been standing on one of the most impressive mountains of Phukets, the Nakkerd Hill. But one has to say that to this day work is constantly being done on this statue. If you want, you can buy a stone which will be placed at the base of the statue and has your name engraved. This very base of the Big Buddha, which is the form of a lotus blossom, is very impressive.
A trip to the Big Buddha
If you would like to see the statue, Patong offers numerous tours. Almost at every corner in Patong are small traders who offer a tour to the Big Buddha. The prices vary a bit. It should not cost you more then 25, – Euro to see the Big Buddha. The tours are also available for departures at different times of the day. If you want to avoid the midday sun and would like to go to the Big Buddha in the early morning or late in the evening, simply ask for alternative departure times or move on to the next vendor, almost all offer a tour to the landmark of the island of Phuket. My tip: If you would like to make beautiful pictures of the statue and the coast of Chalong, choose the early evening hours, from 17:00 or the early morning. Then the light conditions for pictures are usually very favorable. This is also a bit dependent on the weather conditions.