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Big Buddha of Phuket – Part 2

The Big Buddha of Phuket is big, giant even. If you have seen the Daibutsu of Kamakura, imagine one more than three times as large on a hilltop. Personally, the Kamakura Daibutsu is more awe inspiring to me, but it had 750+ years to get that way. The scaffolding doesn’t help Phuket’s Big Buddha win this comparison at the moment either.

It’s a bit of a pilgramage to get to the Buddha’s base. The road leading to the parking lot includes at least a dozen speed bumps (and we scraped across each one in our driver’s Toyota loaded down with five people and luggage). Then there are the stairs up in the heat and humidity.

The views from the top, of the Buddha and of the surrounding area, are well worth the effort.

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