Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 06.00 - 17.00
Thanon Chao Fa, Tambon Chalong, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Wat Chalong is the most famous and sacred temple in Phuket as it was the residence of a respected monk Luang Po Cham, who took part helping people during the Chinese Coolie Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of King Rama V. The statue of Luang Po Chaem is now enshrined at the main hall, together with statues of Luang Po Chuang and Luang Po Kluem, other revered monks who resided at the temple in later years. Locals and visitors usually visit the temple to vow their wishes from the statues, and will return to burn firecrackers when the wishes become true.
Opening hours: Daily 6.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m.
How to get there :
Wat Chalong is about 8 kilometres outside town. Take Wichit Songkram Road to the bypass and turn left, and drive for about 10 minutes. Wat Chalong is on the left.