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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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  • the temple looks quite big. many tourists and locals go there. personally like the 3 floor temple which looks very nice , full of buddha status. quite hot there, bring an umbrella and a portable fan. 
  • A few kilometers from Phuket a beautiful temple with Buddha's relics visited by many faithful. Definitely worth a visit
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  • absolutely do. Everything is inspiring, both by the beauty of the temples by the atmosphere that emerges, you ladies apaise.de gardens and the Lake complete the set. And if, like us, you were there between 17 and 18 h, a monk is in the tower and slap on the gong, you crossed summers of emotions.les temples are sublime!
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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.