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Wat Chalong, Phuket Town

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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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  • between the architecture, the fact that it is a living temple and the history in the setting, it was an educational time...  more »
  • Were at Wat Chalong as part of a sightseeing tour. Although most of the Temple "new", all very worthy! Good place, it's a pity there was little time of course here it's better to walk 2-3 hours, beside the Lake. Of course there are stalls where without them in Thailand!
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  • They walked in the early morning in this place of worship Thai with colored and gilded temples, beautiful Buddha statues in the Central Temple, we managed to visit everything with tranquility without too many files, about eleven o'clock all the stalls were set up both food items and clothing that souvenirs, don't miss
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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.