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