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Wat Chalong

on the road from Phuket Town to Rawai Beach, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #9 of 44 Attractions in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Such an amzingly beautiful place to visit. It is a must that all who travel to Phuket visit this site. Beatiful display of architecture and so serene. Take the time to make an offering and pray whilst there. Do not rush your way through. There are several buildings to look at and people to speak with. It is such an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I don't pray, so I went there and took some photos only, nice environment and architecture. Two couples were busy taking their wedding photos there. Lucky enough to view certain worshipers praying and lighting red fire crackers in a huge milk bottled- shape furnace, my tour guide explained that it was for good luck, the louder the better. There were... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This site is especially beautiful with its buildings and temples. However, there is a profusion of tourists pushing and shoving their way around as quickly as possible. It's a shame that it is lacking in any sort of a spiritual feel but it's worth a look

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is THE temple to see in Phuket. Simply wonderful architecture. Beware of the extremely loud fire crackers!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Crowded with rude tourists. The Buddha bone is located at the top of the highest tower (as it should be), but there was no effort to control the 4 steep and narrow entrances/exits, which frankly I found dangerous given the bus loads of tourists in the building all at once. Two should be limited as entrances and the other two... More

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Oakhurst QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a Beautiful temple and the grand pagoda is stunning I love the Thai architecture and culture these places are very peaceful. Inside the paintings on the walls are lovely and colourful and all the beautiful statues are something to see a special place and please respect their culture and make sure you have your shoulders and knees covered and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As Luang Por Champ has always been the most respected, Wat Chalong has also made itself one of the most visited place in Phuket. Go visit, pay your respect, donate (in exchange, you take flower, candles, joss sticks and golden leave), get your fortune, enjoy the tranquility - unless you encounter big group of tourists and enjoy the Buddhist temple's... More

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Campello, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you go to Phuket and you have enough time go to Wat Chalong.It's beautiful,nice views if you decide to no to the top of the temple.I think is the third por fourth floor.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Temples are regal and full of thai design culture, good for enthusiasts. There are also monks and priests inside where you can pay tribute or seek advice from. Overall, good cultural experience, you can spend less than half an hour here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beside Big Buddha on top of the mountain, Wat Chalong is also a attractions trip in Phuket. Big surrounding with great beautiful architecture. No entrance fee and parking are not a problem if you are taking a bike. It was a great experience and worth a visit !!!

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