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Wat Chalong

on the road from Phuket Town to Rawai Beach, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #8 of 39 attractions in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful. Take it all in. Sit and be still. My children really loved it too. They are really busy kids but Wat Chalong helped them to be quite and calm.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Many photo opportunities, we went late in the afternoon I think they we getting ready to close for the day so unfortunately for us we did not get to see as much as we would have liked. So visit early in the day and give your self at least an hour or more to explore.

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Durban, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We only had one full day for sightseeing in Phuket, and I'm glad Chalong Temple was one of the places we visited. Lovely, very interesting. Great photo ops and made me interested to see more temples in future!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We've been to plenty of temples including a holiday to Bagan in Myanmar. This is not Bagan, but it was pleasant and well worth spending an hour or so looking around. The day we were there they have three or four of the temples open for viewing, all very well maintained and interesting. Even the teenagers among our group were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place is so beautiful!! I have no particular interests in worshiping, but I stopped here for almost 45 minutes just for the photos.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Traveled here by Motorbike from Patong - free parking and no entrance fee. Architecture was lovely - had trouble getting a moment to photo the main building without people as there were many buses (low season)! Blue skies and harsh light make it a challenge - take a polarizer and an 11-16mm. Enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great temple to look into thai cultural and believes. Temple was clean and well organised. Our guide explained the history and practises which enhanced the experiences. If you are not planning to visit many tamples this one will be the one that will provide you a great spiritual experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Certainly an amazing site in many ways. Stunning temples, inside and out. I recognise it's core purpose is as a place of worship, but many tourists were there when I visited and information to make their (our) experience more meaningful was very limited.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wat Chalong is visually pleasing. The architecture is very opulent but I felt the general spiritual atmosphere was somewhat disappointing. There was a lot of activity while we were there with young men preparing for their monk hood. Firecrackers were being let off and gold leaf was being laid but I feel that due to my lack of knowledge of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you have not hit the NABT (Not another bloody temple) wall then Wat Chalong is a fabulous example of a Thai Buddhist temple. Planning for more than a quick visit is the best option as a short one does not do this place justice.

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