Daily Archives: May 1, 2010

Wat Phra Thong

Wat Prathong, which is located in Thalang is definitely worth a visit, not only because of the half-buried Buddha statue there. The temples name, Wat Phra Thong, means “Golden Buddha Image Temple”. It was built in the 1750s and the temple features a museum full of interesting artifacts. The most notable artifact here is the [...]

Wat Chalong

There are 29 Buddhist monasteries in Phuket. The most spectacular temple on the whole island is Wat Chalong. This temple is said to have been a source of healing on the island and according to legend, this temple soothed the rift between Chinese secret societies in the late 19th century. Inside the temple you will [...]

Phuket's Temples

95% of Thailand’s population is Thai-Buddhist and there are more than 40 Buddhist Temples (or ‘wat’ in Thai) located all over the island. Some of the Temples are newly built but some have a long history going back 100 years or even longer. Additionally to the temples, there are also many shrines in Phuket, which are [...]