Wat Chalong Temple . Phuket
The most important of the 29 buddhist temples of Phuket is Wat Chalong,
located in theChalong Subdistrict, Mueang Phuket District.
It is dedicated to two highly venerable monks,
Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang
who led the citizens of Chalong Subdistrict fighting
against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal
medicine helped the injured.
Thelarge market at Wat Chalong extends into the grounds of
the temple and features amplified popmusic and Thai-fighting advertisements.
The temple sells trinkets to visitors and the monks assist
by storing boxes of items in their main prayer hall.
Built at the beginning on 19th century.
Wat Chalong is about 8 km south of Phuket City.
Travel along Chao Fah Nok Rd from the Central Festival
and you will see the temple on the left side of the road.
THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE 29 BUDDHIST TEMPLES OF PHUKET IS WAT CHALONG,
LOCATED IN THECHALONG SUBDISTRICT, MUEANG PHUKET DISTRICT.
IT IS DEDICATED TO TWO HIGHLY VENERABLE MONKS,
LUANG PHO CHAEM AND LUANG PHO CHUANG
WHO LED THE CITIZENS OF CHALONG SUBDISTRICT FIGHTING
AGAINST THE CHINESE REBELLION IN 1876 AND WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF HERBAL
MEDICINE HELPED THE INJURED.
THELARGE MARKET AT WAT CHALONG EXTENDS INTO THE GROUNDS OF
THE TEMPLE AND FEATURES AMPLIFIED POPMUSIC AND THAI-FIGHTING ADVERTISEMENTS.
THE TEMPLE SELLS TRINKETS TO VISITORS AND THE MONKS ASSIST
BY STORING BOXES OF ITEMS IN THEIR MAIN PRAYER HALL.
BUILT AT THE BEGINNING ON 19TH CENTURY.
WAT CHALONG IS ABOUT 8 KM SOUTH OF PHUKET CITY.
TRAVEL ALONG CHAO FAH NOK RD FROM THE CENTRAL FESTIVAL
AND YOU WILL SEE THE TEMPLE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD.