๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong, Phuket

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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.

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๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Big Buddha

Big Buddha, Phuket

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The absolute attraction on Phuket is the colossal white Buddha. The imposing statue is made entirely of marble, and at 45 metres tall is the third largest statue in all of Thailand. Construction of this magnificent Buddha began back in 2004, yet it is still under scaffolding. It is unknown when the Buddha will be fully completed and the scaffolding will go away. ย 

However, it is not just the Buddha that makes the mountain worth visiting. Via about 100 steps, you reach the top and are rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the entire island of Phuket and the other islands off the coast. On the way back, don’t forget to stop for a drink or snack at one of the viewpoint restaurants found along the way.

The Big Buddha is very important to locals. Therefore, behave and dress respectfully towards the locals. Do not climb the statue and wear appropriate clothing and therefore no bikini, swimsuit, tank top and flip-flops. Wear long clothes or bring a sarong!

After visiting the Big Buddha, still time to spare ? You can easily combine the Big Buddha and the Chalong temple. They are about 8 kilometres apart.

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Tiger Cave Temple

Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi

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When in Krabi, don’t miss the cool climb to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Challenge yourself to climb the 1,237 steps that lead you to a limestone rock 600 metres up, where you can visit the impressive golden Buddha that sits on top. From here you have a great view over the entire valley of Krabi.

According to many stories, a tiger once lived in the limestone caves, which gave the temple its name. Now there are no tigers, but there are plenty of cheeky monkeys, so make sure you always keep your belongings with you. After all, the monkeys steal everything they can get their hands on.

A good time to visit the temple is at sunrise or sunset, to see the magical colours of the sky against the gold of the Buddha.

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Enjoy a Tuktuk ride

Tuktuk ride, Bangkok

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A fun way to explore Bangkok is, of course, a ride in the famous tuktuks. A tuktuk is a three-wheeler where you can sit in the back. These well-known colourful, motorised three-wheel taxis are a convenient and fun mode of transport to get around town. The tuktuk drivers tear around Bangkok, taking you to all sorts of places in the city.

The tuktuk drivers can take you from A to B just like a regular taxi. But if you are planning to visit several sights in the city one after the other, you can also ask the tuktuk driver to take you anywhere throughout the day. Make very good arrangements with your driver! Start with a fixed price for the day (you can negotiate a lot on this) and agree on which places he will take you to. This saves a lot of hassle, you don’t have to negotiate the price every time, and your regular tuktuk driver is ready to go everywhere!  

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Chao Phraya river cruise

Chao Phraya river cruise, Bangkok

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The Chao Phraya is the largest and most important river in Thailand and it flows right through Bangkok. So a very fun and very cheap way to travel from A to B in Bangkok is by boat taxi on the Chao Phraya River. There are several embarkation points all along the river. You buy a boat ticket at one of the counters before boarding the boat. 

Boarding and leaving is at a furious pace and the boat stops at different stops every 5 minutes. Taking the cruise is a fun way to get around and enjoy everything you encounter along the way.  

The main sights in Bangkok can be reached by boat: Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. By boat, you can easily combine them all in one day.

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

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Wat Arun Temple is one of the most famous temples in Bangkok and is named after Aruna, the God of dawn. The temple is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, across from the Grand Palace. The temple is 82 metres high and the tower is covered with ceramic tiles and coloured porcelain. When the sun shines, this gives the temple a beautiful glow, which makes for a pretty picture.  

To reach the top of Wat Arun Temple, you have to climb quite a steep staircase and takes some time, but once at the top, you have a brilliant view of the river and, with clear weather, even the Grand Palace. Therefore, a visit to this temple is well worth the many steps.  

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๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

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The complex is one of the oldest in the city, built in 1782, making it one of Bangkok’s main historical attractions. The Royal Palace was the former residence of the king. Today, the palace is only used for ceremonies and ceremonies on public holidays. On the grounds of the Grand Palace, be enchanted by the gold-rimmed roofs, the huge elephant statues and the beautiful garden.

Also on the grounds of the Grand Palace is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, Thailand’s most important Buddhist temple. The Wat Phra Kaew, consists of countless precious stones and mosaic tiles, making the temple look stunning. The golden decorations and beautiful statues are a treat for your camera.

Before you plan to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, make sure your shoulders and knees are well covered. Otherwise, you will not enter the grounds!

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Gunung Kawi

Gunung Kawi Temple, Ubud

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The Gunung Kawi is an archaeological site in Bali. The temple is one of the most beautiful temples around Ubud. It is the oldest, largest and most revered site in Bali.

Located in a lush green valley along the steep banks of the Pakerisan River, the 11th-century Gunung Kawi consists of 10 candi or shrines carved into niches of a large rock face. Around the temples, the whole area is surrounded by beautiful rice fields.

The temple is a bit further away from the city centre. It is 18 km from the centre, but the journey there is well worth it!

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