Big Buddha, Phuket

  Big Buddha in Chalong (Phuket)

Built entirely on concrete bases, and with metal frames in places, thousands of marble slabs adorn this magnificent giant statue.

It is enough to walk around the site, without being a specialist, to realize the immensity of the task, the work accomplished and the work still to be accomplished.
Located at the top of the Nakkerd Hill between Chalong and Kata at an altitude of about 375 metres, this 45-metre high Buddha dominates the entire southern part of Phuket Island.

Whether you are in Karon, Kata, Rawai, Chalong or Phuket-Town, you can see this magnificent white statue, day and night... because in recent weeks, some lighting has been added: magnificent
semaines, un éclairage a été ajouté: magnifique

  On the road to the Big Buddha

To reach the site of Big Buddha, a very pleasant and quiet road brings you there.
At the bottom of the hill, forests of rubber trees on both sides of the road give a certain freshness well 
With the growing affluence of the site, more and more small shops are set up along the road.
There are small terraces with a view on the bay of Chalong.
Buggy and quad bike rental companies for trips in the region
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The ideal place to stroll along these small roads is of course
the motorcycle or scooter... we stop everywhere, we take the time to enjoy...

Even the elephants are here now and take you away
in secluded corners with superb sea views

A very original bar...

A few hundred meters before arriving on the site, in a bend, this magnificent view on the enormous statue...

View over Chalong Bay

  Big Buddha lit by a thousand lights

Here on the right, the beginning of Kata Beach

   the sun sets off Kata Beach 

From the Big Buddha statue, a splendid view of Chalong Bay 
View of the Chalong pier from the Big Buddha terrace

From Big Buddha, the view on Chalong Bay is splendid

To compare....
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is 51 metres high
The Big Buddha... 45 meters
Impressive, isn't it?

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