Big Buddha in Phuket, Thailand with A Toddler

The statue of Big Buddah is at the top of a hill northwest of Chalong Circle. Clearly, some of the best views in Phuket. We went right after a tropical rain storm. The winds had picked up but it was still a clear view.  We wore Sam in her hiking backpack for this adventure although she spent most of her time running after the stray dogs, all extremely friendly but too fast to catch, thankfully. :)
 
 
Since we were staying at Karon beach we hired a tuk-tuk and headed over to see the statue since it was so close. 
At the entrance there is a booth offering shaw covers for people who come without leg or shoulders covered. They ask for a donation as payment for the covering. Thankfully I packed my sarong and wrapped it over my shorts.
Although the base of the area was stroller friendly getting up to the statue itself required going up several steps. 





There were restrooms available at the base. Snacks and drinks were available for purchase in the parking area as well as the base. 
There were seating areas along the base, perfect for a packed picnic lunch. Since we hired a tuk-tuk we were able to ask the driver to wait at the statue for us to finish in order to drive us back, as well as stop along the way to check out the sights and a few of the several stops along the road up the mountain. 


Where and How Sippy Cup Sojourner Fast Facts:

Big Buddah: Stroller accessible at the base, baby carrier to get 

                     to the top.
Tuk-tuk: No seat belts to install a car seat.


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