Time and again we have seen that faith can overcome apparently impossible hardships and that the power of the human spirit can triumph against seemingly insurmountable odds. Often, this manifestation of fortitude is interpreted as a miracle; something that seemed impossible only a short time ago but that has now come to pass. Such is the case now in Phuket with the arrival of the Big Buddha, or to give it its proper name, “Prahputtamingmongkol Eaknakakeeree” – “The Supremely Auspicious Buddha of Nakkerd Hill”
Travel anywhere to the south of Phuket City, look up at the ridge of hills running down the centre of the island and you will see a towering monument under construction right at the top.
This is the Giant Buddha, as it is known locally, which is destined to become a local landmark and a place for both tourists and devout Buddhists to visit.