Big Buddha Phuket at Nakkerd Hills
Big Buddha Phuket, that is one of the island’s most important and revered landmarks on the island. The buddha statue sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata, statue width 25.45 metres and heigh 45 metres, that is biggest buddha statue in Phuket. 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 of this Buddha Statue is Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri or Ming Mongkol Buddha (พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคาคีรี), this name 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.
That is have another Golden Buddha Statue just stay beside of the Big Buddha Statue, this statue was a bit small with 12 metres high and made by 22 tons of brass. This Golden buddha was devoted to HM Queen Sirikit. That is not only one Golden Buddha Statue, it feature a lot of the Golden Buddha statue as human sizes under the platform of the Big Buddha.
Despite the temple is not accomplish, everyday was full of tourist to visit here. Not only the Big Buddha, but the view are perfect. The Buddha was face to the southeastern of Phuket, so here you can see the southeastern city of Phuket, that is include the Chalong city, Chalong Pier until the Coral Island.
I was attempt to take the sunrise photograph, but I arrive too early still not open yet. So if you would like to come here please remember the opening hours from 08:00am – 7:30pm. Big Buddha Phuket is must-see attraction places in Phuket.
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