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Wat Chalong

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Address: on the road from Phuket Town to Rawai Beach, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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Saw the Wat on the way to see Big Buddah. Spent maybe 40 mins here. Worth a look but I wouldn't make it a destination trip. There was little/no guiding or information to help... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Saw the Wat on the way to see Big Buddah. Spent maybe 40 mins here. Worth a look but I wouldn't make it a destination trip. There was little/no guiding or information to help explain significance of the temples or icons. Some excellent views from the upper floors. Shame that the cultural/religious significance of this place diminished by the commercialism... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Though the grounds are crowded with street vendors, the wat is very beautiful. Inside the temple is spacious, lots to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Firstly I rarely give bad reviews and am not cheap. Despite how bad things went at the end we still tipped out guide 300 Bhat. Nui, the tour guide was very professional and informative. I believe when you book through trip advisor they use Viator as the company and her as the guide. I do not blame her as I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you have a chance to visit this temple, try to go upstairs of the temple and then you will see a good view of Phuket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Loved it here, the attention to detail is incredible. You can go into numerous different buildings, all different. There are even some very good waxwork monks. Very spiritual place. There is a chimney outside where firecrackers are let off - exceptionally loud! The gardens are beautifully manicured. There are various stalls in the car park selling food/drinks/souvenirs. Well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Traditional wat of Thailand. 3 storey temple having buddha statues in different styles. Depicting typical Thai culture and people. Temple is peaceful. From the top nice view of phuket city. At far we can see the big buddha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A Beautiful and Serene Place, one will definitely find a spiritual connect there! Will Visit Again! Wat Chalong!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The scenery and gardens make this Wat just that bit more special. We went during the Chinese New Year festival so the gardens and surrounding areas were not as nice but this didn't detract from the temples. There are a few buildings that you are able to go into, if you are female your shoulders must be covered but if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The temple is beautiful. It was quiet and peaceful. There are no monks walking around though. The view on top is just awesome. There are also some local vendors selling street food and also before entering the main gate of the temple there are small souvenir shops. Even though there is nothing much to do, we spent almost around 2.5-3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Little far from the Phuket town, this temple is the most famous of Buddhist temple in Phuket. The temple compound is pretty big and the Buddha statues inside the temple is worth praising. Its pretty quite and peaceful once you are inside the temple. In case you feel thirsty or hungry while going around the temple, you will find lots... More 

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