Phuket, Thailand at the big buddha statue! It is always a great way to experience the culture.
The Big Buddha of Phuket is the most holy landmark on Phuket island. This imposing Guanyin Buddha statue is located on the Nakkerd Mountain between Chalong Port and Kata, facing Phang Nga Bay and with his back to the beautiful Andaman Sea. The Big Buddha is 45 meters tall, and is located at the peak of the mountain, at the center of Phuket. You only need to look up to see him. He is a symbol of peace and hope for local residents. The Big Buddha is the best place to overlook Phuket, and gazing out at the faraway sea provides a feeling of peace.
Located at the top of the mountain in Chalong Bay, Phra Putthamingmongkolekanagagiri—or Phuket Big Buddha—is not too far from Chalong Temple. Built of white jade imported from Myanmar, this sitting Buddha faces east to overlook Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea. Because the Buddha sits on the atop the tallest point on Phuket Island, it can be seen from anywhere in Phuket. Many visitors like to climb to the top of the mountain and look out at the beautiful seascape from the peak’s perfect vantage point.