Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Chalong

4.5
Enjoy the traditional architecture and experience the reverential atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), a Buddhist temple featuring an iconic central pagoda. The complex of proud structures attracts a steady flow of Thai locals and tourists, drawn to its spiritual importance and impressively designed buildings. Enter the temple building to see the shining interior, ornately decorated and smelling strongly of incense. The temple is dedicated to two highly esteemed monks that led local citizens in the fight against the Chinese rebellion of 1976. Make Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) a centerpiece of your Phuket Town vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Phuket Town trip planning site.
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  • Relics of the Lord Buddha (Sanskrit: शरीर; Śarīra), abbreviated as Phra Buddha's relics Which he prayed before his death To be left after the offering of the Phra Phuttra body As an anchor to the...  more »
  • The third place we visited on a city tour was this beautiful temple. Wat Chalong's working hours are daily from 8 am to 5 pm and are located 18 km from Patong. According to some sources - Wat Chalong....  more »
  • We got a taxi here from our hotel and the driver stayed on site and waited for us. He only have us half an hour which was a little tight. Ideally I think you spend an hour to 45 minutes here. But you....  more »
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  • This temple not only houses relics of Buddha, but is also a testimony of the grit and courage of a monk, that stems from renunciation and devotion. This monk inspired the people of Phuket to stave off the Chinese who were seeking to wrest control over this island city. Unfortunately, sometimes one becomes a victim of such revolting sights when some Western tourists refuse to learn from the Oriental pilgrims and behave with crass irreverence. Why, they even refuse to emulate the respectful behaviour expressed by their own counterparts. Some tourists seem to forget that they are supposed to wear clothes as they stroll into sacred places of worship with what can be termed as nothing less than a vulgar skin display.
  • Very nice place to visit. There are a number of ornate temples and shrines set within this park. You can enter inside if you take off your shoes. Walk up the tower of the temple towards the far end of the site to get a good view of the entire complex. Near the entrance there are a number of shops, and there is plenty of parking for cars and coaches.
  • Very popular temple and one of must-visit places in Phuket! Very bright and colorful! On some days there are a lot of tourists so it’s better to come there in the morning! Most buildings are open for visiting, but you should count that it is active temple and buddists are praying there- so it is polite to be quiet! Entrance is FREE.
  • The temple is must visit when in Phuket. It is marvelous piece of architecture. When I visited here, I was lucky to witness a wedding ceremony taking place. There are multiple temples in the compound with a nicely maintained garden area. The inside area is very peaceful. Good place to spend some time.
  • Nice, busy and spiritual place. We went late at night so couldn't get a glimpse of inside the temple. Weekend Market inside the temple has lot of items for shopping. Cheap bargains can be made. Don't miss this place just for shopping.

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