Friday, July 15, 2011

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong is Phuket’s most popular Buddhist temple and is the biggest of all Buddhist monasteries in Phuket. The architecture is typical for temples you find throughout Thailand. Two of the founders are the monks Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who were well known for herbal medicine and took care of local villagers and negotiated for a settlement during a Chinese miners rebellion in the 1870's. Statues honoring them stand in the sermon hall (viharn).

Praying to the reclining Buddha

Visit Wat Chalong as part of Easy Day Thailand's Phuket Island Tour

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