Enjoy the traditional architecture and experience the reverential atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), a Buddhist temple featuring an iconic central pagoda. The complex of proud structures attracts a steady flow of Thai locals and tourists, drawn to its spiritual importance and impressively designed buildings. Enter the temple building to see the shining interior, ornately decorated and smelling strongly of incense. The temple is dedicated to two highly esteemed monks that led local citizens in the fight against the Chinese rebellion of 1976. Make Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) a centerpiece of your Phuket Town vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Phuket Town trip planning site .
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Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) Reviews
The Temples were amazing, so much detail. Very beautiful. Just remember to be respectful and wear suitable clothing. more »
Speciellt tidigt på morgonen, då slipper man alla turister. Man har salarna mer eller mindre för sig själv Här finns det gott om guld och prydnader att titta på Se till att ha rätt kläder och ta av sk... more »Especially early in the morning, then you don't have to get rid of all the tourists. You have the halls more or less for yourself Here there are plenty of gold and ornaments to look at Make sure to wear the right clothes and take off your shoes when you go in.
This temple not only houses relics of Buddha, but is also a testimony of the grit and courage of a monk, that stems from renunciation and devotion. This monk inspired the people of Phuket to stave off the Chinese who were seeking to wrest control over this island city. Unfortunately, sometimes one becomes a victim of such revolting sights when some Western tourists refuse to learn from the Oriental pilgrims and behave with crass irreverence. Why, they even refuse to emulate the respectful behaviour expressed by their own counterparts. Some tourists seem to forget that they are supposed to wear clothes as they stroll into sacred places of worship with what can be termed as nothing less than a vulgar skin display.
Very nice place to visit. There are a number of ornate temples and shrines set within this park. You can enter inside if you take off your shoes. Walk up the tower of the temple towards the far end of the site to get a good view of the entire complex. Near the entrance there are a number of shops, and there is plenty of parking for cars and coaches.
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