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Phuket Big Buddha

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Phuket’s favourite sunset viewpoint Phuket Big Buddha

About 10 years ago a group of friends was walking through the forest in the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata when they stumbled upon a place with stunning vistas of both sides of the island – Chalong Bay lay in one direction while on the other they looked down over Kata and the Andaman Sea. It would, they thought, make a perfect place for a viewpoint – something that could become as well known as Phuket’s favorite sunset viewpoint, at Laem Phromthep. As time went on, and as the friends discussed it again and again, the idea evolved. The place in the hills, they soon agreed, would be perfect not just as a viewpoint, but as the site for something much more ambitious and, to Buddhists at least, much more significant: a giant image of the Lord Buddha.

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Soi Muang Phuket, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand

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