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Wat Chalong

on the road from Phuket Town to Rawai Beach, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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$45*
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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour
86%
Ranked #12 of 45 Attractions in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of tours here; but the place is large with many different temples and buildings that you never feel like it is crowded. The grounds are very well maintained, and I spoke with a monk for 20 minutes; he taught me about culture while I helped him with his English. Definitely worthwhile.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A few different temples here, so even though it busy, people are spread out. Beautiful views from the top of the main temple. The detail inside the temples are so delicately done- lots of photos to be had! Don't forget to cover your shoulders and knees. Fire crackers are also worth a watch!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Worth to pay a visit. Inside one of the shrine, there is Buddha relics on the top floor. one of the must visit place. very crowded with tourist :) it is quite nearby to Big Buddha location. So kill two birds with one stone if you are here. :)

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

collection of 3-4 temples all well maintained and give insight on local culture. couldnt went inside one of the temple as it was under restoration, but still majestic even from the outside.....must visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful working temples with monks chanting and people praying . Gold leaf Buddhas and firecrackers for prayer.Defiantly a must to any trip to Phuket.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want to actually feel like a devotee and do what the locals do in a temple, this is the place to visit. No touts or tours in multiple languages, just common folk going about doing their prayers. However, the temple is amazingly elaborate inside and is a true gem to visit. Take some time out and observe what... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is an authentic working Temple, not a tourist attraction, and so should be treated with the respect that deserves. Women need to dress respectfully, with their shoulders covered. It is a series of small temples and 1 large one. If you arent particularly religious, this can be appreciated for its architectual merits alone. One of the best things we... More

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Raleigh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

After visiting Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Imperial palace we had a feeling this was just built as a tourist attraction. The grounds are beautiful.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The pagodas and temples are beautiful and amazing. It really is worth visiting. But take note that this is not a tourist attraction, but rather a proper functioning complex of Buddhist temples so please act and should be treated with respect. Ladies should dress accordingly, fully covered since this is a holy place. Take your time and enjoy the buildings,... More

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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Simply must see when on Phuket. We went there with our son's Thai girlfriend, so you get more information from behind the scenes. Always have respect when visiting a Wat, so dress appropriately

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