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Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
+66 76 381 226
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  • Average9%
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Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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+66 76 381 226
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very beautiful temple with lots of food and shops. Can be challenging for someone that has bad knees. The walking up and down the stairs plus the kneeling with the heat was hard on the body, but well worth it. It truly is a very...More

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Experiencing Thailand means to experience Thai Buddhism – the religion, culture and spiritualism that makes this country a peaceful, relaxing place it is known to be...

Thank jentwl
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my 2nd visit to the temple (the first time was back in 2004). Today it is still one of the most popular and most-visited temples in Phuket. There are two main buildings here, i.e. the main temple hall and the pagoda. The latter...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Rented a motor-bike and rode the 20 miles to Wat Chalong. So glad I did. Spent six hours in a near trance-like state as I let myself be absorbed by the tranquility. The compound is breathtaking. When I arrived, I walked around a bit to...More

Thank DaleTiffany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sometimes Thailand and Phuket can get a bit to much with crowds, tourists, touts etc, places like Wat Chalong are a beautiful sanctuary (even on a crowded day). The buildings are beautiful and so well adorned. There is no entrance fee and modest attire is...More

Thank Eric K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The temple is very beautiful. No entrance fees. Must visit place when you are in Phuket. Wear conservative dress, and shoes. Its a place , you can relax , sitting down , watching at the people.If you come before 11:00 AM you can even choin...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple grounds with many buildings to visit. Everything is well maintained and definitely recommend.

Thank 717perrye
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived during monsoon downpour and ended up soaked just getting inside. Wear conservative dress, and shoes easy to take off and put on, three times, many beautiful Buddhist statues and active worship happening.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The temple is very beautiful. There is no entrance fees. Must visit place when you are in Phuket. You can enter into the temple and go up to the 3rd floor. Inside the temple, there are many Buddha statue. Enjoy the scenery when you are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on a half day tour. Not really worth a visit on its own unless you are a believer in that faith. Well kept and relaxing spot but many tourists ( such as us!) take away the religious significance somewhat. A few market stalls...More

Thank Brendan248
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Ramery P
May 10, 2018|
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Response from FrankVD84 | Reviewed this property |
Hi generally shoulder covered, saw people wearing t-shirts with sleeves and 3/4 pants/shorts/dress covering the knees. Had people stationed at the entrance handing out sarongs to cover you if they thought you were not... More
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Adil K
March 17, 2018|
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Response from Ash C | Reviewed this property |
It was wasn’t too busy when we went around 11, not too bad at all. Around 10 you would beat the first buses.
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Mantas G
March 2, 2018|
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Response from evelynenan | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The area is fairly flat and there are plenty of places to get drinks and there are market stalls/ toilets etc and good views of the river from the site.Steps only up into the temples. Very pleasant.You will enjoy.
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