Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong ( Chalong Temple ) is the largest of Phuket’s temples, and the most visited.

Wat Chalong in Phuket is the most popular Thai Temple on the island and is one of the culture highlights on a Phuket Sightseeing Tour. These beautiful and richly decorated temples are known as “Wats” in Thai and are a potent symbol of the Thai Culture throughout the kingdom. Wat Chalong is an 18th Century Temple and the centerpiece is a 60 Ft Grand Pagoda which houses many Buddhist statues and Buddha images. A stair case takes you to the top of the Pagoda where a viewing platform offers great views over the entire site. As a place of worship, you will experience many locals offering prayers and lighting candles, which is generally a very peaceful experience, but one that is often interrupted by the loud bang of Chinese Fire Crackers to ward off bad spirits.

Dress Code & Behaviour

As with all Buddhist temples, there is a strict dress code that must always be followed.

  1. Shoes are never allowed inside a temple, so be sure to leave yours outside with all the others.
  2. Women are required to cover their shoulders and wear pants or skirts that extend down to their knees.
  3. Certain level of respect is expected, Speak in a quiet tone within the temple and don’t touch the statues or other Buddhist relics.

How to get to Wat Chalong:

From Kathu pass Central Festival heading towards Chalong & Rawai. Drive along Chaofa Road ( West ) and it’s about 5 km from Central Festival on the left side of the road and is well indicated.

Wat Chalong

 

Wat Chalong – Chalong Temple
Address: Chaofa Road ( West ) Chalong Phuket 83000
E-mail: [email protected]