The most important Buddhist temple of Phuket. Temple is open from seven in the morning to five in the evening. It features various Buddha statues and golden Pagoda. Breath taking architecture is the important part of the visit.How to reach?Wat Chalong is about 8 Km from Phuket city. Best way to travel in Phuket is by Motor Bikes. You can rent a bike for a day. In my opinion this is the best way to travel around Phuket.
The following day we took a short tour around Phuket taking a few shots of the breathtaking views around Phuket from the Karon View Point and a visit to the Wat Chalong temple which is one of the 29 major temples around Phuket which is frequented by Locals for offering prayers as well as foreigners exploring and admiring the architecture and learning Buddhism from the multiple statues of the Abbots. We then explore some local handicrafts stores, pearl museum and cashew nut factory outlets. These were part of the tour package but we ended up buying nothing.We drove to Krabi from Phuket and this had to be the most picturesque roads driving past the giant limestone cliffs, occasional showers, dense green forests with a noticeable dip in the temperature as we neared our stay at Ao Nang.
Later we visited Wat Chalong Temple. It is located in the heart of Chalong and is considered to be the most important temple in all of Phuket. There are mainly hundreds of tourists that flock to the temple every single day. Regardless of the crowds, it really is one of the top attractions on the island and a definite must for any first time visitors to Phuket.
Next you can visit Wat Chalong, a prominent Buddhist temple in the city. It potrays statues of the previous monks of the temple. Since this a place of worship and sacred to most Thais, it is important for us as visitors to observe the rules of this place. For starters, you will be asked to remove your footwear before you enter the temple building. Another important thing to note is that while you may take pictures of the statues, do not touch the statues in an attempt to do that.
Wat Chalong temple is located in the heart of Chalong and is considered to be the most important temple in all of Phuket. Despite it being such an important temple, the atmosphere of the place doesn’t feel very religious. This is due mainly to the hundreds of tourists that flock to the temple every single day. Regardless of the crowds, it really is one of the top attractions on the island and a definite must for any first time visitors to Phuket. There is also a Buddha's tooth placed inside the temple.