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Wat Chalong

on the road from Phuket Town to Rawai Beach, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Phuket Town
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Type: Religious Sites
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Queenstown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Before you go in the temple grounds you can buy massive rolls of firecrackers to set off in the cracker domes and when they finish you get a lucky prayer flag .The Temples are amazing with lots of amulets and other trinkets. Well worth the visit and entry is free

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you are after a bit a culture to break up the tanning and drinking, you need to go here! It's a beautiful place. Link it up with the Big Bhudda and your culture fix is sorted. But remember it is a place of worship so be respectful. You'll be glad you went!!

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We hired a driver and guide for a trip to Wat Chalong and it was the best thing we did. Jong explained to us the temple, its history and walked us through each of the buildings. He even carried our purchases and introduced us to some local delicacies and traditions.

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Actually we where in our honeymoon for 12 days in phucket so there were enough time for us to take the city tour and visit wat chalong, the place is good to visit, not a mandatory it's not ancient or anything it's fairly renewed. comparing to temples from where I come "Egypt" temples are 5000 years old so it's not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I loved wat chalong. I visited this place during songkran 2014. It was beautiful. Los of fireworks going off but was still am amazing place to see. Great for families just remember to be respectful

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited Wat Chalong on a sunny afternoon in March. Lovely temple and grounds to spend a couple of hours. We even saw the tail end of a Thai wedding. Lots of dogs laying around and fire crackers are set off frequently. You can even get some different souvenirs at the gift shop.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This was definitely worth the visit. There are a few different buildings here, all with different backgrounds. There was also a mix of Thai and Chinese cultures which is representative of Phuket. We visited as part of a tour group so were a little rushed, but got a good insight into the religion. We were able to take part in... More

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Tahmoor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wonderful temple to visit. The atmosphere explains how religious this place is. We were lucky to witness a couple taking photos after their wedding.. made all that more magical.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Lovely temple & grounds to spend an hour. The fire crackers certainly made us jump, several times. There are some market stalls there that I thought were pretty cheap. Combined this visit with Big Buddha.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

the building of the temple is amazing, and it is one of the top spot for Buddhist temple in Phuket town apart for the Big Buddha. And not forget, there are some shop selling souvenir (which is cheaper than at the Patong Beach), quite a bargain and not to be missed for a historical point of interest

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