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Wat Suwan Khiriwong, Patong

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Enjoy some peace and quiet in the middle of busy central Patong at Wat Suwan Khiriwong. Serpent sculptures lining the stairways lead you to the temple complex, which includes a main chapel, pagoda, and monastery hall. Inside you'll find ornate decorations, wax statues of monks, and golden statues of Buddha. The temple is frequented by locals and tourists alike, and you might get the opportunity to witness some of the local customs, such as the lighting of crackers in the fire pit. Out of respect for these customs, ensure your clothes cover up your shoulders and knees. With our world travel planner, Patong attractions like Wat Suwan Khiriwong can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Wat Suan Khiri Wong, or Wat Patong for short, lies in the middle of Patong’s busy development. It is the center of local Thai Buddhism. This Theravada temple features beautiful structures including th...  more »
  • We receive a complementary tour with our package to go and see the Suwan Khiri Wong Temples. What a experience, it's beautiful but busy with tourist. We enjoyed seeing this amazing looking temples in ...  more »
  • Decided to visit it during my stay in Phuket. Went there on Wednesday noon. All complex was absolutely empty and gates to the main building were shut. I couldn’t find a single human being in the whole...  more »
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  • We are privileged to be able to visit religious structures like this. Although there are many temples in Asia, they are good to visit for the relaxing atmosphere about them. This one has many structures and are very interesting to look at the different architecture. The day we were there, there were a lot of tourists. There is no charge but donations are always welcome. Visited April 2015.
  • Serene quiet place. Worth paying a visit, however the temple is closed and you can only observe the exterior. Upstair is a temple with monks.
  • It's not a very impressive temple but that's the best one around. Never saw the main building opened.
  • A beautiful little temple.
  • Awesome place! Great architecture and energy! Feel yourself like Lara Croft here:) Check photos on Instagram @worldtourgram

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