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The largest and most frequented temple in Phuket is Wat Chalong

The largest and most frequented temple in Phuket is Wat Chalong. While it may seem like a must-see landmark because of its beauty, it’s actually a functional building that people visit to pray. So, any time you visit it, both guests are there as well as locals who are utilizing the facility. In other words, you must be respectful of your surroundings at all times.

A few simple rules to follow.
1. No shoes
2. Women must cover their skin. Also, they must wear pants or a skirt that extends down to their knees.
3. Treat it like a museum. Keep your voice down and don’t touch anything unless you are prompted to.

The official site of the temple says, “Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple, built at the beginning on 19th century, Its real name is Wat Chaiyathararam, but you probably won’t see it on any road signs.

Wat Chalong ( Chalong Temple ) is the largest of Phuket’s temples, and the most visited. Locals and many Thai tourists come to pray and pay respects to several revered monks who were the founders of Wat Chalong, among them Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang, 2 monks, who led the citizens of Chalong Sub-district fighting against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured.

The most recent building on the grounds of Wat Chalong is a 60 meters tall ‘Chedi’ sheltering a splinter of bone from Buddha. Walls and ceilings are decorated with beautiful painting illustrating the life of Buddha, as well as many donated golden statues. Wat Chalong Chedi is built on three floors so feel free to climb all the way to the top floor terrace to get a nice bird view on the entire temple grounds.”