About Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

Wat Chalong is the largest, most revered and highly visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. The latest building on the grounds of Wat Chalong is a 60 meter tall Chedi sheltering a splinter of bone from Buddha. Walls and ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings illustrating the life of Buddha, as well as demonstrating many donated golden statues. Wat Chalong Chedi is built on three floors so one should climb all the way to the top floor terrace to get a stunning bird's-eye view of the entire temple grounds.

Must See

  • Statues of Poh Than Jao Wat
  • Ta Khee-lek and Nonsi
  • Lifelike man-sized wax models of Luang Poh Cham, Luang Poh Chuang, Luang Poh Gleum and Luang Pu Thuad
  • Thai furniture, Benjarong (Thai porcelain designed in five colours)
  • The famous magic walking-stick of Luang Poh Cham kept at the current Abbot's dwelling.

How to reach

Wat Chalong is about 8 to 10 km south of Phuket city on the left side of the road while traveling along Chao Fah Nok Rd (Chao Fa West Rd) from the Central Festival Mall and can be reached by tuk-tuks.

Tips

  • There is a strict dress code that one must adhere to
  • Please be sure to leave footwear outside
  • Women are encouraged to wear pants or skirts that flow up to the knees and of course, cover the shoulders. Sleeveless tops must be avoided
  • A certain amount of respect is expected and speaking in a quiet and dignified tone is essential within the temple
  • Refrain from touching the statues or other Buddhist relics

Visit Time

Sunday:                 07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:                07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:               07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday:          07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:              07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday:                   07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:              07:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

Nil

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 30.34°C

 

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