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Wat Chalong, Phuket Town

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • except two the rest of the temples was closed, I recommend to visit the central one where you can see the various rituals of offerings to the monks
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  • On our way back from the big Buddha, we stopped at the Wat. A beautiful place, where Thais and I suppose othe Buddhist people pray. Very colorful and showing the life of Lord Buddha in paintings. A wo...  read more »
  • A beautiful place. But, nothing more. The temple selling drinks, trash. 7 temples of tourists allowed only 2.
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  • 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.
  • It was interesting just observing the locals going in and performing their religious rituals. Beautiful architecture. It's nice to get a taste of what I imagined Thailand would look like
  • Call me ignorant. This temple looks ordinary to me. You can buy fireworks and set them off here. Other than that, I don't see any reason to hang around.
  • A group of attractive temple buildings a car park and souvenir shops. Every twenty minutes or so a huge number of fire crackers are set off inside a brick kiln like structure.
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