It is said that Wat Chalong temple is the biggest temple in Phuket and also the most visited temple. We visited this place before we go to the Big Buddha!
This place was built as the remembrance of few monks, such as Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang that lead the people of the village against the Chinese miners’ rebellion in 1870s.
The complex of the temple was quite big with many buildings / pagodas inside it.
It was quite hot during our visit to the temple, so I suggest you to bring shades and cold water to cool you down 😉
We just visited this place quickly as we had a quite pack activities on that day, and we mostly explored the tallest building in the complex. Apparently it was the newest building in the complex. From afar, it looks like a cathedral! Really!The tallest building is a 3-story building, where on the highest floors you could get a panoramic view of the complex, and of course you could also see that Big Buddha that sit on a hill – I guess as the statue is on the hill, you could also see it from somewhere else too! Before entering this building, we needed to take off the shoes first. I could say that this building is quite good as it was decorated beautifully, where most of the color is gold! I could see the details on the exterior part of the building with some statues on the wall. I believe, I am not the only one who thought that this building is beautiful, as we saw that this place is also a spot for pre-wedding photo too! There were a lot of Buddha statues on the ground floor, including the sleeping Buddha on the centre of the floor. Meanwhile, there were paintings on the wall telling the story of Buddha. When you visit this temple, you will hear a very load sound of explosion just like a fire cracker, from a ‘bee nest’ or ‘cocoon’ shape that made from bricks, located at the centre of the complex. Believe me, the sound was very very loud! Apparently this is a symbol of gratitude when your wish has been granted. …
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