Buddhist Temple in Chalong

The most important of the 29 buddhist temples of Phuket is Wat Chalong (Thai: วัดฉลอง) or formally Wat Chaiyathararam (Thai: วัดไชยธาราราม), located in the Chalong Subdistrict, Mueang Phuket District. It is dedicated to two highly venerable monks,

  • Luang Pho Chaem (หลวงพ่อแช่ม) and
  • Luang Pho Chuang (หลวงพ่อช่วง),

who led the citizens of Chalong Subdistrict fighting against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured.  (Source: Wikipedia)

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Chalong

The temple is very colourful inside and out. We have seen Gold Buddhas in different structures. There is one unique building like a house we entered and there was life size monks statue probably the founders as you could read above text from Wikipedia. A lot of people visits there to pray and well wishers. The place is very solemn,

Some important reminders for Tourists:

  • Slippers are not allowed inside the temple
  • Wear proper clothes that can cover your skin

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