Wat Chalong, situated approximately eight kms southeast of Phuket town, with its typical architecture found throughout Thailand, is the most significant Buddhist temple and is the biggest and most flamboyant of Phuket's 29 Buddhist monasteries. The architecture is typical of Wats found throughout Thailand. Wat Chalong is associated with the respected monks; Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, both of whom were celebrated for there work in herbal medicine. Statues honoring them stand in the sermon hall (viharn). Many Thais come here to be blessed by the monks and receive a good luck charm in the form of a string tied around the wrist, which they believe protects them from injury and illness.
Actually no admission fees are charged before entering into the temple, but a small donation of 10 baht has to be contributed for the maintenance or restoration costs.
It is easy to reach Wat Chalong through the Vichit Songkram Road to the Bypass Road and then turn left, and drive for about 10 minutes. Wat Chalong is on the left.
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