Wat Chalong Buddhist Temple
Wat Chalong is the most famous of the 29 Buddhist temples in
Phuket, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. The site is
dedicated to two monks who used their knowledge of herbal medicine
to assist in the tin miners' rebellion of 1876. The many buildings
of the temple complex contain gilt statues, paintings, and relics,
including a splinter of bone said to belong to the Buddha. A unique
aspect of Wat Chalong is the regular sound of firecrackers, which
are set off to show gratitude for answered prayers. Visitors to
Buddhist temples should take care not to wear revealing clothing
(with knees and shoulders covered), and be prepared to leave their
shoes at the door.
Address: Bypass Road, 8km south of Phuket
Opening Time: 7am-5pm
Admission: By donation.