Phuket Big Buddha
We hired a car and ventured up to Nakkerd Hill to see this amazing Phuket Big Buddha viewpoint on our last holiday to Phuket.
We left reasonably early thinking that we would miss the traffic. When we reached the winding road we noticed lots of trucks and cars descending down the hill.
At first we didn't think much of it until we were half way up and we noticed a stream of cars and trucks full of locals lined up in front of us.
No one was moving anywhere, we were directed by a local to park the car. But there was no where to park except on the road, we eventually pulled over to the side and decided to walk.
There were thousands of locals heading to Big Buddha on that day, we walked from the Nakkerd Sea View Restaurant, which has some of the best views over Karon, Kata and north to Patong.
Our walk to Big Buddha seemed to take hours, it was incredibly hot with not much more than thongs on our feet.
We had to dodge cars, trucks and other people that were trying to make their way back down the hill.
We eventually did make it to the top and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Big Buddha, along with thousands of others.
We tried to find out why there was so many people visiting Big Buddha on that day, but we had no luck finding out.
We can only assume it had something to do with the amount of Buddhist monks that were there.