A 19th-century masterpiece, Wat Chalong Phromthep is the most revered and visited Buddhist temple in all of Phuket. Beautifully representing Buddhism, Wat Chalong Phromthep is a must-visit attraction in the island.
Guests visit this temple daily – the locals to worship and give offerings, and Westerners who want to know more about Buddhism. The beautiful architecture seen in this temple represents the intricate design that was prominent during the 19th-century. Some of the features of Wat Chalong Phromthep include statues of ex-abbots Lua Pong Chuang, Lunag Poh Gleum, and Luang Poh Cham. All over the walls of the great hall are paintings depicting the beliefs and teachings of Buddhism. Observe silence and respect as much as possible.
Wat Chalong is located in south Phuket, 10 kilometres away from the town centre.
Opening Days and Hours
Wat Chalong is open for visits from 7:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is free. However, donations are encouraged to help maintain the temple complex.
How to Get There
- Fly from Bangkok to Phuket via AirAsia.
- From the airport, board a taxi to city centre.
- From the city centre, you can board a songthaew or a taxi to Wat Chalong.
- Solo travellers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the foundation is during the morning. Visiting early means you have more time to interact with locals.
Project Artisan, Dee Plee, Siam Supper Club, The Palm Cuisine, Chili Kitchen, Bampot Kitchen and Bar, and 360 bar are some of the dining spots near Wat Chalong.
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