There are 29 Buddhist temples on the island of Phuket, but Wat Chalong is the most elaborate and important. It is dedicated to two abbots who used their medical skills and authority to assist during the Tin Miner's Rebellion of the 19th century.
The building is large and impressive, but the main interest of the temple for visitors is its history. There are numerous stories that have grown up about its abbots and their magical qualities. Statues of the abbots inside the monastery are covered in gold leaf.
Thai tourists visit here in great numbers, often to make decisions or receive lucky numbers. You can do as they do, but be sure to make a donation, and dress modestly.
Tours & Tickets
This tour is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with your holiday island.
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Give yourself a cultural and scenic treat on this day-trip to Phuket with departure from Krabi. Take in Phuket Island's natural beauty as you are driven along ... Read more
Location: Krabi Noi, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)