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Wat Chalong, Phuket Town
(4.4/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy the traditional architecture and experience the reverential atmosphere at 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 Wat Chalong a centerpiece of your Phuket Town vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Phuket Town tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Set of temples to visit at any time of the day. Beautiful architecture and beautiful gardens, but one may regret that the movement is better organized and that all vehicles circulate between the temples, because it spoils a bit for pictures... we can nevertheless do great with a mixture of very bright colors: a real treat
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  • The site is made up of several temples which are beautiful inside and out. What's really annoying and disturbing is the firecracker area. Not sure the relevance of this but the noise is deafening and ...  more »
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  • Like any other temple... nothing special. The donation boxes are "safe" like find in banks. They must collect so, so, so much money. Other than that, nice and clean.
  • Beautiful place with lot of nice architecture. Peaceful. The Thailand culture can be seen here as people do their rituals in the temple. A very nice place
  • This temple is most famous in Phuket island. There were many history that all Phuket local people most respected for the Monk, his name Luang Por Chaem. Please visit when are in Phuket.
  • Wat Chalong (วัดฉลองหรือวัดไชยธาราราม) is where stands the cast statue of Luang Pho Cham, who helped the people of Phuket put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie Rebellion, in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Pho Chuang, and Luang Pho Cham, abbots of the temple during later times.
  • Magical, peaceful, majestic. My favourite place to be in Phuket. If you love Temples and peace, you'll definitely love Wat Chalong.