The Big Buddha of Phuket

I visited to the Big Buddha in Chalong / Rawai to find one geocache, which was on the hill.

The structure is still under construction but it's available for visit. The size of the statue is huge and the scenary from the top of the hill is great. Well worth of visit. 

The statue is 45 meters tall and the base is 25 meters wide. The hill itself is about 400 meter high.

 

Thai name for the statue is: พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกเนาคคีรี

 

The big buddha

The Big Buddha of Phuket

 

Construction is still going on. The size of the people compared to the statue, show the real size of the Big Buddha.

 

Construction worker smiling :)

 

Construction going on

 

Example of the cover

 

View towards Chalong bay and Cape Panwa 

 

Phuket Town 

 

And to the hills on north

 

Koh Dok Mai (24 km from the Buddha hill) and Phi Phi islands (50 km) on the background. I just wanted to play with the zoom.

 

Khao Kad viewpoint