“Wat Chalong” in English is “Chalong Temple” which is one the largest, most visited and most revered temple in Phuket. It is highly revered by the locals coming early in the morning to pray to chanting monks, pay their respect to the Buddha images (large statues) located within the many buildings of this temple complex and to the 2 founding monks of the temple.
Visit “Wat Chalong” to experience the local religious tradition, light a candle, burn a stick of jasmine incense and gently place a gold leaf on the monk statue located in one of the side building. Visit the main building which has amazing wall painting scenes of Thailand and Buddha’s life.
The center tower at the very top of the stairs is said to contain a fragment of Buddha’s bone which we can at the top. The view of central Phuket is also not to be missed. On the left hand side of the Chalong Temple complex, you can enjoy a stroll through a small shaded park bordered by souvenir shops. This alley way leads to a small museum, displaying wax statues of monks among artifacts of ancient time of the area.