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Wat Chalong Tours

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Wat Chalong
As the most significant of Phuket’s 29 Buddhist temples, Wat Chalong attracts hundreds of visitors daily. A mountain backdrop emphasizes a golden spire, while wall paintings inside each temple depict vibrant Buddhist images. The main stupa, known as the Grand Pagoda, is said to harbor a splinter of the Buddha’s bone.
 
The Basics
Due to its great religious significance, Wat Chalong is an integral part of most Phuket sightseeing tours. Full-day tours often combine a visit to the temple with stops at Old Phuket Town, a cultural melting pot of Malay and Singaporean architecture, and Wang Talang, where you can shop for artisan crafts.
 
Excursions that combine cycling and jungle trekking with stops at the Chalong Big Buddha and Wat Chalong are a great way to tick off natural and cultural highlights even in limited time.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you plan to enter the temple, wear clothing that covers your legs, chest, and shoulders.
  • Make sure you remove your shoes before entering the temple.
  • Photography is allowed inside the temple; however, mobile phones must be in silent mode.
  • If you want to cool down, head to the air-conditioned exhibition hall that features life-size wax models of Buddhist figures.
  • The temple is free to enter, but donations are encouraged.

How to Get There
Wat Chalong is 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside of Phuket City and is accessible by car or taxi. If you want to skip the hassle of public transport and the expense of taxis, consider visiting Wat Chalong as part of a sightseeing tour that includes round-trip transport.
 
When to Get There
The large crowds that Wat Chalong attracts are testament to its cultural significance. For the best chance of crowd-free photos, head to Wat Chalong either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. For the best photography opportunities, visit during sunrise or sunset.
 
Buddhism in Phuket
Each year, during the sixth full moon, Wat Chalong hosts processions in celebration of Wan Phra Yai, which translates as “major holy day.” Buddhist monks carry offerings of candles, incense, and lotus flowers to the Buddha, making this celebration a must-see if you’re in Phuket.
Address: Chaofa West Road, Phuket, Thailand
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
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Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)Day Trips

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

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Explore Phuket’s natural beauty and culture on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit top attractions like the massive Big Buddha statue and sacred Wat Chalong temple. Visit a cashew nut factory, stop for photos at Windmill Viewpoint, check out picturesque beaches—and learn all about Phuket from an informative local guide as you go.
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Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)Day Trips

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

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Treat yourself to spectacular sights and cultural indulgences on this day tour of Phuket. Stroll along idyllic beaches, visit gems gallery, enjoy view from Karon Hill point, and marvel at the historic Wat Chalong monastery while listening to insights from your knowledgeable guide - Discovering Phuket's rich culture & heritage in a day - Scenic drive across the island, passing by iconic beaches - Wat Chalong, Phuket's most famous & beautiful monastery - Great perspective over the city at the Karon viewpoint - Explore the true essence of Sino-Portuguese architecture
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Phuket Landmark Tour , Wat Chalong , Big BhuddaDay Trips

Phuket Landmark Tour , Wat Chalong , Big Bhudda

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Give yourself a break from the overcrowded group tours that are common in Phuket. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 people and takes you around the island in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. You'll explore Phuket's natural beauty and discover such landmarks as Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and the Big Buddha.
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Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)Day Trips

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

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Treat yourself to spectacular sights and cultural indulgences on this day tour of Phuket. Stroll along idyllic beaches, visit gems gallery, enjoy view from Karon Hill point, and marvel at the historic Wat Chalong monastery while listening to insights from your knowledgeable guide - Discovering Phuket's rich culture & heritage in a day - Scenic drive across the island, passing by iconic beaches - Wat Chalong, Phuket's most famous & beautiful monastery - Great perspective over the city at the Karon viewpoint - Explore the true essence of Sino-Portuguese architecture
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Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big BuddhaDay Trips

Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big Buddha

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The island of Phuket is known for its stunning white-sand beaches but the island is also bursting with culture and history. Take a guided tour around the island to discover some of its most beautiful beaches, Siamese architecture, Buddhist temples, and the Big Buddha made of marble. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors who want to know more about the island’s culture.
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Private Customized Phuket Tour with DriverDay Trips

Private Customized Phuket Tour with Driver

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Create the trip of a lifetime on this customized tour of Phuket. Choose your tour duration and set off through the city streets and check out key attractions, landmarks, and must-see sites. Navigate the city like a local and gain insight into local life. Relax in the comfort of your private vehicle and move at your own pace around Phuket.
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Half Day Phuket City Tour with Big Buddha & Chalong TempleDay Trips

Half Day Phuket City Tour with Big Buddha & Chalong Temple

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Book a half day Phuket city tour with us! Enjoy the Big Buddha, Chalong temple, viewpoint and a cashew nut factory and honey farm. You can choose 2 departures a day with morning and afternoon departure. Including air conditioned van, soft drinks & water, full insurance and an English speaking guide. The perfect way to see the highlights of Phuket during this city tour! The first stop on your tour is the local viewpoint that will offer you some truly stunning views of Phuket. After a short transfer you will be taken to the local Big Buddha statue. These statues can be found all around Thailand and are very sacred in Thai culture. The next stop on your adventure is Chalong Temple. Chalong is seen as the most important temple out of the 29 temples situated in Phuket. After a short journey you will then have a guided tour around a cashew nut anf honey farm. Learn the process behind the preparation of cashew nuts and how the locals prepare honey for a variety of dishes.
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The Real Phuket No-shopping Sightseeing Tour with Cocktail by Phuket Let's GoDay Trips

The Real Phuket No-shopping Sightseeing Tour with Cocktail by Phuket Let's Go

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See cultural sights and natural attractions of Phuket on this small-group tour that provides an insider look at this popular Thai destination. Learn about the Sino-Portuguese heritage, visit important landmarks, and enjoy a provided rum cocktail to celebrate your experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Private Morning Сeremony in Thai Temple

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PRIVATE EXPERIENCE: 2-6 PEOPLE PER GROUP ONLY Hello! My name Is Sunsanee. I am local Thai girl and this is a page about my family business that I making with soul and an open heart. We have 80+ 5-STARS reviews on Airbnb and travelers usual says that this experience is amazing and probably the best start of the day. I am really happy about that! Morning ceremony with a personal guide in the most famous temple in Phuket – Wat Chalong. We will meet at sunrise at 7 AM to explore the temple in a majestic morning atmosphere. It’s only you and a few local people who come to pray at sunrise time. At first, we will pray with the monk and participate in the morning ritual – the most important ritual in the Temple’s day. **It's only 1000 characters available in product overview section at TripAdvisor/Viator. But there is a lot to say about this private Ceremony. So you can continue reading in section Itinerary (TripAdvisor) and What To Expect (Viator).
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See top landmarks and local life on a 6-hour tour of Phuket city. Highlights include the revered temple Wat Chalong, Old Phuket town, the viewpoint at Khao Rang Hill, Phraya Ratsada statue and gardens, and other places of interest. You'll also have time to shop for souvenirs and taste local cuisine on this tour, which includes transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Big Buddha Jungle Trekking with Lunch in Phuket

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Challenge yourself to a trek through the Thai jungle on this Phuket eco-tour. Follow your guide through the wilderness on a challenging hike with plenty of good views, then head to the Phuket Big Buddha and Wat Chalong, Phuket's largest Buddhist temple. Complete your tour with a healthy lunch at a restaurant or organic farm, depending on the day.
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Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by Express Boat

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Phuket City Tour (No-shopping)

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Join Exclusive 3 View Points, Big Buddha, Old Town & Time for Lunch -No ShoppingDay Trips

Join Exclusive 3 View Points, Big Buddha, Old Town & Time for Lunch -No Shopping

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# As the tour name suggests this is an ideal opportunity to familiarise yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. # For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket Wat Chalong Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino - Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.
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Phuket City Tour

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Explore Phuket’s natural beauty and culture on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit top attractions like the massive Big Buddha statue and gorgeous Wat Chalong temple. Stroll along the historic streets of Old Phuket Town, check out vibrant local markets and picturesque beaches—and learn all about Phuket from an informative local guide as you go.
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Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Private Half Day TourDay Trips

Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Private Half Day Tour

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Discover the jewels of Phuket by going on this action-packed excursion. You’ll save time booking transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included. See three of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches in a day—Patong, Karon, and Kata. You’ll also visit Big Buddha.
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Private Tour: Amazing Phuket Island & Big Buddha Guided TourDay Trips

Private Tour: Amazing Phuket Island & Big Buddha Guided Tour

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Phuket Shore Excursion - Private City Tour for Cruise ArrivalDay Trips

Phuket Shore Excursion - Private City Tour for Cruise Arrival

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As the tour name suggests this is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket Wat Chalong. Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino - Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina. • A lot of stops for photos with breathtaking views about. Phuket • The opportunity to see 5 beaches in one day: Patong, Kata, Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai • Learn more about Thai culture and traditions. • Admire the charming historic streets of Phuket Town
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Journey of the Phuket Instagram Tour

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Wind along Phuket’s southern shoreline, marvelling at the white sands, lush tropical flora and the unique vibe of Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches. Phuket is full of breathtaking scenery, with brilliant photo opportunities to give a real sparkle to your Instagram account. Travel between each stop by comfortable air-conditioned. Snap gorgeous shots, and some great selfies, from two viewpoints, Wat Chalong Temple, The Big Buddha and Phuket Old Town and you'll be the envy of everyone back home.
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Private Customized Phuket Sightseeing TourDay Trips

Private Customized Phuket Sightseeing Tour

Give yourself a culture and scenic treat in this program and your holiday memories will be enriched. Take in Phuket Island's natural beauty as you are driven along beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Visit the 'Three Beaches' viewpoint where you can take in a great vista of the beautiful bays of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon and Kho Pu Island, at one of the island's best scenic spot. Tour is arranged based on a private tour with Friendly and Nice English speaking Guide
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Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour - Cruise Ship OptionDay Trips

Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour - Cruise Ship Option

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Phuket Real City Tour with Rum Cocktail Day Trips

Phuket Real City Tour with Rum Cocktail

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09.00 Pickup time from your hotel by private vehicle We are heading to the old city of Phuket, stopping by the area's history and Sino-Portuguese architecture at Thalang Road, walk and talk with our guide. and take a great photo with nice view. - Take a great visti of the 3 beachs view points. Overlooking Kata Noi, Kata, Karon - After that your tour continues with a visit to Wat Chalong, the largest and most prominent Buddhist temple on the island. One of the best temple in Phuket, - Next, visit the Phuket Big Buddha, a marble statue visible from a large part of the island. Our insider will advise and provide information of how to mark your name on the marble stone, you can purchase a small piece of marble to have mounted on one of the pillars. Overlooking of Phuket town and Chalong Bay view. - After that heading to special lovely Rum factory in Chalong bay for a cocktail made with organic rum. Enjoy spending , testing and learning about rum 15.00 Arrive back to hotel
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There is so much to see and do on and around the island paradise that is Phuket that it can quite easily get overwhelming. Instead, why not book the Top 3 sellers at a discounted price in Phuket with I Asia Thailand. 1) Phuket Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers - Hassle free transfers to and from your Hotel. 2) Amazing Phuket Island Tour with Big Buddha - It is the ideal way to be introduced to some of the cultural landmarks, iconic beaches, sites and sounds of Thailand's largest island in just half a day. 3) Full Day Phi Island Full Day Tour by Ferry - Escape via ferry to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands off Phuket’s coast. While away the day at your leisure, marveling at colorful marine life and exotic coral reefs as you snorkel or swim in the crystal-clear water including Lunch.
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