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“Very ornate buildings and immersion in Thai culture”
Review of Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong
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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 107 things to do in Phuket Town
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Kathu, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Very ornate buildings and immersion in Thai culture”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are friends with a devout Buddhist in the area, try to get them to take you so they can inform you of all the intricacies of the construction and meaning of each part of the temples.

You can observe and take in Buddhist culture and prayer rituals (which include very loud fireworks every 20 minutes or so to dissipate ghosts/evil spirits).

You can take pictures with actual Buddhist monks, who may even take a picture of you also, as most of them have smartphones :)

There are a number of stray dogs which are surprisingly friendly. If you take a car, be wary when leaving, as they will go to sleep underneath once you kill the engine.

There's a great view from the temple spire. There are stairs, but no elevator so be prepared to walking up about 3 stories.

Visited July 2014
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Pattaya, Chon Buri, Thailand
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“Striking and serene”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wat Chalong is yet another of the endless number of temples in Thailand. This one is somewhat different: the traditional temple structures are beautifully kept but there is an additional building with Buddhist relics on the third floor and commanding views of the surroundings. This is a worthwhile visit coupled with a trip the the nearby Big Buddha.

Visited July 2014
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of the best temple”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of the best temple I ever seen. The place is very quite and huge buildings. The temple is shining in golden color. There is very big statue of Buddha on the top floor. It is worthwhile to climb till top floor and see the magnificent view.

Visited February 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“One of the better temples”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best temples I have seen. It rivals some of the temples in Chaing Mai. A must see while in Phuket.

Visited January 2014
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“One of the most important temple in Phuket”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

The temple is glittering from its gold painted building with beautiful Thai architecture. The place is serene with several buildings located side by side. You can actually buy gold paper to stick on the Buddha statue as it is say to bring good luck. One of the attraction is that instead of burning money paper like the Chinese culture, they burn fire crackers instead. So no worry if suddenly you heard loud cracking noises during your visit.

Visited June 2014
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