The Big Buddha statue is one of the most splendid places to visit in Phuket. It’s serene and quiet and you will feel a sense of reverence once you are near it. Built in 2004, this statue is around 40 metres tall and is magnificent. While there are always people visiting the site, there is none of the throng that is associated with tourists. While visiting the Buddha, do remember that it’s advisable to wear modest clothing and remove your slippers before entering any of the temple areas.