Wat Baan Kamala

Wat Baan Kamala: Address, Wat Baan Kamala Reviews: 4/5

Wat Baan Kamala
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Rim Hat Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120 Thailand
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Francois B
Paris, France47 contributions
Love it
Jul 2021
Temple is charming and quiet, not on main road but can find with phone direction ok, when go we can eat local food
Written July 17, 2021
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Jonnie K
Siem Reap, Cambodia305 contributions
Perfect
Dec 2019
A great place to spend an hour or two.
Suggest that you go here early, less tourists then.
Think of the tradition hiding shoulders and preferably wearing pants that cover the knees
And don't miss Buddha's legs at the top of the tower
If you want, you can go over to Big Buddha afterwards
Written December 22, 2019
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Anthony Norman
Mount Edgecombe, South Africa19 contributions
very interesting place part of phukets history
Jul 2019
very interesting place part of phukets history was part of our city tour has a long history of Phuket town
Written August 6, 2019
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BigfootLasVegas
Kamala, Thailand136 contributions
A terrific little temble.
Mar 2018 • Solo
While Thailand is 95% Buddhist, Kamala's residents are mostly Muslim. There are many Mosques around this small village,but, there is only one Temple. A very nice Temple. It was rebuilt after the 2004 tsunami and enlarged a couple of years ago.

Unlike the larger Temples around Phuket, there isn't a swarm of tourists. They drive by without realizing that It's a terrific example of a traditional Buddhist temple.

You should take an hour to attend a service and explore the artwork that lines the walls and the many Buddha statues. There is also a photo display of the tsunami destruction. Photos are allowed.

Services start at 8am and run every hour through out the day. They last about 30 minutes, and are in Thai. Tourists are welcomed. It's customary to provide an offering to the monks. Stop at the 7-11 next door and pick up a 12 pack of Oishi tea.

The Temple is located by the school on the beach road.

This should not be missed.
Written March 20, 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,479 contributions
Centre of Buddhist Worship in Kamala
Aug 2017 • Solo
We have driven or walked past this beautiful local temple so many times with only a cursory glance. My curiosity got the better of me this morning and I decided to explore. It's located at the southern end of Rim Hat Road, just as you cross the bridge the entry will be on your left opposite the beach promenade.
The original complex was badly damaged by the tsunami in 2004 when floodwater reached roof height. Much of the temple was destroyed. In 2005 everything was largely restored, the temple grounds received a special makeover from the Australian TV show, Backyard Blitz, and new rooms were built for the monks. It is regarded locally as quite a feat and appreciated as one of the charitable acts that helped Kamala recover from the devestation. The temple is compact, and while architecturally attractive, it is not grandiose as are many of Thailand's temples. It was raining this morning, there was not much activity in the complex courtyard, but the worshippers were already in attendance reciting prayers and receiving blessings from the monks. I was acknowledged with a slight incline of the head when indicating that I wished to take some photos. There is not much in English language on display, I am assuming that the ceiling and wall murals are the originals that were restored, similarly the statues of the Buddha. Serene and peaceful inside, and outside a small plaque acknowledges the Australian contribution to the restoration. Glad that I visited.
Written August 28, 2017
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