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Wat Suwan Khirikhet

icon-location-red Suwan Khiri Khet Temple

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

1 Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand

Opening Hours

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"For a serene experience at Wat Suwan Khirikhet in Phuket, visit early in the morning when the temple grounds are quiet and the air is fresh. Don't miss the opportunity to talk to the friendly monks who can share insights into Buddhism and the temple's history."

The Wat Suwan Khiri Wong, popularly known as the Patong temple is one of the most ancient Buddhist temples in Phuket. It's well known for its fusion of Chinese and Buddhist architecture. 

Despite being situated in one of the world's top tourist hotspots, the temple still retains its rich Buddhist atmosphere and original features. There are monks living on site and in the morning, if you're up early enough, you'll be able to spot a procession of them walking from the temple through the nearby villages of the Patong area. 

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If you're up early to see the monks, you'll also be able to catch the nearby morning street market, which starts setting up around 8am. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish are all sold at excellent prices.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the temple is in the early mornings when the monks are performing their daily rituals.

How to get there

The Patong temple is located at the base of the road connecting Patong to Phuket city. You can easily spot the huge building on the left side as you descend from Patong hill. It is very close to Patong beach.

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Due to its convenient location, the temple is very easy to reach. It is just 15 minutes away from Patong town. You can either take a songthaew or a tuk-tuk.

Frequently asked questions

What is Wat Suwan Khirikhet?

Wat Suwan Khirikhet, also known as Karon Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Phuket that is known for its intricate architectural designs, serene atmosphere, and cultural significance to the local community.

Where is Wat Suwan Khirikhet located in Phuket?

Wat Suwan Khirikhet is located in the Karon area of Phuket, Thailand. It is a prominent temple in the region, attracting both local worshippers and tourists.

What can visitors experience at Wat Suwan Khirikhet?

Visitors to Wat Suwan Khirikhet can experience traditional Thai temple architecture, observe Buddhist rituals, enjoy peaceful moments in the temple grounds, and sometimes participate in local festivals and market fairs.

Is there an entrance fee for Wat Suwan Khirikhet?

Typically, there is no entrance fee for visiting Wat Suwan Khirikhet, as it is a place of worship. However, donations are welcome and help in the maintenance of the temple.

What are the opening hours of Wat Suwan Khirikhet?

Wat Suwan Khirikhet is usually open to visitors every day, but the best time to visit is during the early morning or late afternoon when the temple is less crowded and the temperature is cooler.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

1 Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand

Opening Hours

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps