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Phuket Big Buddha พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคาคีรี (Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri or Ming Mongkol Buddha), is on the peak of mount Nagakerd, Subdistrict Karon. Big Buddha Statue width: 25.45 m. height: 45 m. Reinforced concrete structure adorned with white Burmese jade marble. The weight of the white jade marble is approximately 135 tons per 2,500 sq.m. You can even purchase a break or marble tile and sign your names to be places forever inside the Big Buddha.

The name “Phraphutthamingmongkhol-akenagakhiri” was later granted and appointed as the Buddha statue a treasure of Muang Phuket by Somdech Phra Yanasangvara, The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand on August 19, 2008. This was accepted with reverence by Mr.Suporn Wanichakul, the president of the corporation creating the Buddha statue.

Phuket Big Buddha has the best 360 degree views of the southern part of Phuket island, sightseeing of Phuket Town, Kata beach, Karon beach, Chalong Bay. The Phuket Big Buddha is easily reachable by a six kilometre road leading from Phuket’s Chaofa road West, just 2 km from Chalong Circle

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Phuket Big Buddha พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคาคีรี (Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri or Ming Mongkol Buddha), is on the peak of mount Nagakerd.

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*The Big Buddha is currently undergoing renovations and areas in the vicinity of the Big Buddha statue will be closed during the maintenance period. Please check the official website of Po Lin Monastery for the latest arrangement.

The Big Buddha, also known as Tian Tan Buddha, is famed as the most iconic attraction of Lantau. It is the second largest outdoor bronze seated Buddha. Sitting next to the Po Lin Monastery, it is only a 10-minute walk away from Ngong Ping Village.The Big Buddha, also known as Tian Tan Buddha, is famed as the most iconic attraction of Lantau. It is the second largest outdoor bronze seated Buddha. Sitting next to the Po Lin Monastery, it is only a 10-minute walk away from Ngong Ping Village.

The majestic outdoor bronze Buddha statue sits solemnly atop the peak of Mount Muk Yue. It is seated south and facing North towards Beijing, the capital of China. Divided into two parts, the statue’s body is 26.4m tall and 34m in total measuring from the lotus throne and the base. It was cast with 250 tonnes of bronze and built over 12 years. The statue was modelled after Siddhartha, who achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. The “imparting fearlessness” mudra of the right hand indicates compassion to save all sentient beings from their sufferings; the “fulfilling wishes” mudra of the left hand resting on the lap, implies the vow to grant blessing and happiness to all.

Inside the pedestal is a three-storey exhibition hall presenting a number of invaluable Buddhist items, including Buddha’s relic. Visitors can climb up 268 steps to reach the three-storey pedestal to visit the Buddha and enjoy the boundless views of Lantau and South China Sea.

Walking into the area of the statue, you will first see six smaller bronze statues known as “The Offering of the Six Devas” surrounding the Buddha. They are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha to symbolise the Six Perfections of generosity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary for enlightenment.

In addition to appreciating the magnificence of the Big Buddha under the blue sky, you can also take a cable car ride after sunset on the 1 st and 15 th day of the lunar calendar to look at the lit-up Big Buddha.

The Big Buddha, also known as Tian Tan Buddha, is famed as the most iconic attraction of Lantau. It is the 2nd largest outdoor bronze seated Buddha, next to Po Lin Monastery and a 10-minute walk away from Ngong Ping Village.