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Wat Chalong Temple

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

70 Moo 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong 83000

Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"To avoid the crowds and fully immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Wat Chalong Temple, I recommend visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the tour groups have left and you can peacefully explore the intricate details of the temple's architecture. Don't forget to dress respectfully by covering your shoulders and knees, and don't miss the opportunity to receive a traditional blessing from one of the friendly monks."

What is Wat Chalong Temple?


Wat Chalong Temple, also known as Wat Chalong, is the largest, most revered and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket, built at the beginning of the 19th century (1837 according to some sources). The temple is famous for it’s 60 meter tall stupa (chedi), which shelters a bone fragment of the Lord Buddha himself.

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The walls and ceilings of the temple are decorated with beautiful paintings retracing the most significant steps of Buddha’s life. Each floor also houses many golden statues. Wat Chalong is built on three floors so feel free to climb all the way to the top floor terrace to get a beautiful birds eye view of the entire temple grounds.

The temple ground is huge with several other buildings and a garden, and the beautiful mountain backdrop makes the place look even more enchanting. You definitely won't want to miss this incredible place on your tours in Phuket!

Best time to visit Wat Chalong

The Wat Chalong Phuket is a must on many of the local island tours. So it is very busy with locals and visitors alike. The attraction is open every day from 7am to 5pm. The ideal time to visit Wat Chalong Temple if you want to avoid mass crowds is either before 10am or after 3pm. Generally, early or late are the best times.

How to get to Wat Chalong Temple

Wat Chalong lies in Mueang Phuket District, 10 km south of Phuket town, between Phuket and Chalong. It is very close to Kata beach. You can take a taxi or tuk-tuk from either Phuket or Patong. It will take you about 20 minutes to reach Wat Chalong from Phuket. You can alternatively rent a bike or car from a rental in Phuket.

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Tips

  •  Avoid wearing revealing clothes and possibly cover your head.
  •  Take off your footwear before entering the temple. 
  • Do not speak loudly inside the temple, try to talk in whispers or low tones

Frequently asked questions

What is Wat Chalong Temple?

Wat Chalong Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Phuket, Thailand. It is one of the most important and revered temples on the island.

What is the significance of Wat Chalong Temple?

Wat Chalong Temple holds great cultural and historical importance in Phuket. It is dedicated to two highly respected monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who played significant roles in the island's history.

What are the opening hours of Wat Chalong Temple?

Wat Chalong Temple is open daily from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, it is important to note that certain areas of the temple may have restricted access during religious ceremonies.

Are there any dress code requirements for visiting Wat Chalong Temple?

Yes, visitors are required to dress modestly and respectfully when visiting Wat Chalong Temple. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and legs, and remove their shoes before entering the temple buildings.

Can tourists participate in any religious activities at Wat Chalong Temple?

While tourists are welcome to visit Wat Chalong Temple and observe the religious ceremonies, active participation is generally reserved for the local Buddhist community. Visitors are encouraged to be respectful and follow the guidance of the temple staff.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

70 Moo 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong 83000

Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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