Big Buddha Hike

Hiking in Hat Karon

From Karon's Soi Patak 14 (opposite Karon Plaza), a challenging, worthwhile one-hour, 2.5km hike climbs through the lush jungle to the main road just below Big Buddha. Follow the red-and-white signs. Just after the road forks, a dirt path branches off; it's steep initially, but soon you're zig-zagging under shady trees, with ropes to help you up.

Bring water and start early to beat the heat.