Phuket

One of the highlights of my stay in Phuket was our visit to the Big Buddha, or the “Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri” Buddha, as it is known by the locals. This sacred construction is one of the islands most important landmarks, a place for both tourists and devout Buddhists to visit.

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Thousands of prayer bells are attached to the trees at the Big Buddha. If you make a donation to the temple, you can buy a bell, inscribe your wish on the bell and attach it to the trees.

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Some of us went for a special blessing in the nearby temple, the monk attached a string bracelet around our wrists as a keepsake.

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On our way home we stopped to watch the sunset over Patong Beach.

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