Tag Archives: Phuket Temples

Amazing Thailand, Amazing Temple

Amazing Thailand, Amazing Temple Thailand is a Buddhist country and there are many impressive temples throughout the country. Perfect Beauty is the only expression which comes to mind when thinking of a Wat, a temple in the Thai language. Buddhism requires all male believers to spend some time in their life as a monk. So, a [...]

Wat Chaiwatthanaram (Ayutthaya)

Mosques on Phuket

Thai Muslims make up approximately 4% of Thailand’s population. In Phuket many are still concentrated in the area around Surin Beach where the migrant Malays originally settled down. Despite the smaller number of Muslims, mosques actually outnumber Buddhist wats on the island.  The most popular mosques are: Cok Makam Musyid Mosque or Patong Mosque is [...]

Christian Churches on Phuket

You can find in Phuket following churches: The Assomption Catholic Church, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket 83000 The land of Christian Orthodox Church in Phuket, Talang District Soi Nanai Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4/6 Moo 3, Thepkrasattri Road, Tambon Rasada, Phuket 83000. (076) 212-386 Hope of Chalong Church Chalong, Mueang Hope of Phuket International Church, Ko [...]

Chinese shrines

Because of Phuket’s large Chinese community, there are numerous Chinese temples and shrines placed around the island, particularly in Phuket City. These Shrines do not contain any Buddha pictures but many different gods of various kinds. The popular vegetarian festival in October is concentrated around these shrines. Thus during the Vegetarian Festival, these temples become [...]

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 [...]