Wat Chalong, Phuket
Planning to visit the Wat Chalong? See our information below!
Like everywhere else in Thailand, you are also bound to come across beautiful temples in Phuket. Of the total 30 temples, Wat Chalong is the most beautiful and special. The shrine is dedicated to Luang Pho Chaem (1827-1908) and Luang Pho Chuang (1875-1945). These former herbalists healed many sick people at the time, leading many people to believe they possessed supernatural powers. Here, at Wat Chalong, people gather to worship the two monks. This religious site is about a 20-minute drive from Phuket Town.
The beautiful Wat Chalong is gold-trimmed on the outside and very impressive. Especially if you go there in the evening as the temple is beautifully illuminated. The temple consists of three floors with a rooftop terrace, where you have a beautiful view of the surroundings, the adjacent lake and the giant Buddha. Inside the temple, you will see all kinds of beautiful murals and statues made of gold leaf. Ceremonies are regularly held here, so ask your hotel in advance if there is anything to do at the temple.
The Wat Chalong is open every day of the year from: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips you should know before visiting the Wat Chalong.
- Be sure to cover your shoulders and knees. This is most important when you enter the temple.
- Preferably go in the morning or later in the afternoon, between 11am and 4pm it is usually quite busy.
- Entrance to this beautiful temple is free!
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