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Wat Chalong Tours

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Wat Chalong
As the most significant of Phuket’s 29 Buddhist temples, Wat Chalong attracts hundreds of visitors daily. A mountain backdrop emphasizes a golden spire, while wall paintings inside each temple depict vibrant Buddhist images. The main stupa, known as the Grand Pagoda, is said to harbor a splinter of the Buddha’s bone.
 
The Basics
Due to its great religious significance, Wat Chalong is an integral part of most Phuket sightseeing tours. Full-day tours often combine a visit to the temple with stops at Old Phuket Town, a cultural melting pot of Malay and Singaporean architecture, and Wang Talang, where you can shop for artisan crafts.
 
Excursions that combine cycling and jungle trekking with stops at the Chalong Big Buddha and Wat Chalong are a great way to tick off natural and cultural highlights even in limited time.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you plan to enter the temple, wear clothing that covers your legs, chest, and shoulders.
  • Make sure you remove your shoes before entering the temple.
  • Photography is allowed inside the temple; however, mobile phones must be in silent mode.
  • If you want to cool down, head to the air-conditioned exhibition hall that features life-size wax models of Buddhist figures.
  • The temple is free to enter, but donations are encouraged.

How to Get There
Wat Chalong is 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside of Phuket City and is accessible by car or taxi. If you want to skip the hassle of public transport and the expense of taxis, consider visiting Wat Chalong as part of a sightseeing tour that includes round-trip transport.
 
When to Get There
The large crowds that Wat Chalong attracts are testament to its cultural significance. For the best chance of crowd-free photos, head to Wat Chalong either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. For the best photography opportunities, visit during sunrise or sunset.
 
Buddhism in Phuket
Each year, during the sixth full moon, Wat Chalong hosts processions in celebration of Wan Phra Yai, which translates as “major holy day.” Buddhist monks carry offerings of candles, incense, and lotus flowers to the Buddha, making this celebration a must-see if you’re in Phuket.
Address: Chaofa West Road, Phuket, Thailand
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
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Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

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Explore Phuket’s natural beauty and culture on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit top attractions like the massive Big Buddha statue and sacred Wat Chalong temple. Visit a cashew nut factory, stop for photos at Windmill Viewpoint, check out picturesque beaches—and learn all about Phuket from an informative local guide as you go.
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  • 5 hours
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Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big Buddha

Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big Buddha

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The island of Phuket is known for its stunning white-sand beaches but the island is also bursting with culture and history. Take a guided tour around the island to discover some of its most beautiful beaches, Siamese architecture, Buddhist temples, and the Big Buddha made of marble. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors who want to know more about the island’s culture.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$28.49
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Private Car Charter: Customized Phuket Tour (English Speaking Driver)

Private Car Charter: Customized Phuket Tour (English Speaking Driver)

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Treat yourself to a private and personalized half day (5 hours) or full day (8 hours) tour of Phuket. Your driver will make sure you see all the key attractions and sites. After that, you will be able to drive around at your own pace while seeing particular sites you want to see. This private tour is ideal for the first time visitors or for that last minute shopping trip before catching a flight. Pickup and drop-off at Phuket International Airport available.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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The Real Phuket No-shopping Sightseeing Tour with Cocktail by Phuket Let's Go

The Real Phuket No-shopping Sightseeing Tour with Cocktail by Phuket Let's Go

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See cultural sights and natural attractions of Phuket on this small-group tour that provides an insider look at this popular Thai destination. Learn about the Sino-Portuguese heritage, visit important landmarks, and enjoy a provided rum cocktail to celebrate your experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Shared Half Day City Tour

Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Shared Half Day City Tour

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See top landmarks and local life on a 6-hour tour of Phuket city. Highlights include the revered temple Wat Chalong, Old Phuket town, the viewpoint at Khao Rang Hill, Phraya Ratsada statue and gardens, and other places of interest. You'll also have time to shop for souvenirs and taste local cuisine on this tour, which includes transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Phuket Real City Tour with Rum Cocktail

Phuket Real City Tour with Rum Cocktail

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09.00 Pickup time from your hotel by private vehicle We are heading to the old city of Phuket, stopping by the area's history and Sino-Portuguese architecture at Thalang Road, walk and talk with our guide. and take a great photo with nice view. - Take a great visti of the 3 beachs view points. Overlooking Kata Noi, Kata, Karon - After that your tour continues with a visit to Wat Chalong, the largest and most prominent Buddhist temple on the island. One of the best temple in Phuket, - Next, visit the Phuket Big Buddha, a marble statue visible from a large part of the island. Our insider will advise and provide information of how to mark your name on the marble stone, you can purchase a small piece of marble to have mounted on one of the pillars. Overlooking of Phuket town and Chalong Bay view. - After that heading to special lovely Rum factory in Chalong bay for a cocktail made with organic rum. Enjoy spending , testing and learning about rum 15.00 Arrive back to hotel
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Phuket Tour to Karon View Point Big Buddha and Wat Chalong

Phuket Tour to Karon View Point Big Buddha and Wat Chalong

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Treat yourself to spectacular sights and cultural indulgences on this day tour of Phuket. Stroll along idyllic beaches, visit gems gallery, enjoy view from Karon Hill point, and marvel at the historic Wat Chalong monastery while listening to insights from your knowledgeable guide - Discovering Phuket's rich culture & heritage in a day - Scenic drive across the island, passing by iconic beaches - Wat Chalong, Phuket's most famous & beautiful monastery - Great perspective over the city at the Karon viewpoint - Explore the true essence of Sino-Portuguese architecture
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  • 5 hours
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Phuket City Tour (No-shopping)

Phuket City Tour (No-shopping)

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Get an introduction to Phuket Island on this day tour that leads you off the most famous beaches, and into the heart of daily life. Visit the Big Buddha statue, the glittering Wat Chalong, see the Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket Town, browse one of the local markets, and get spectacular views of the island. Guide, round-trip transportation from your Phuket hotel included. • Plenty of photo stops with spectacular views of Phuket • See 5 beaches in one day: Patong, Kata, Kata Noi, Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai • Learn more about Thai culture and traditions • Admire the charming historic streets of Phuket Town
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  • 6 hours
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Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by Express Boat

Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by Express Boat

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Enjoy an easy, stress-free journey from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi via a direct, one-way express boat. Get picked up from your hotel and board a fast boat at Phuket’s Rassada Port in the south of Phuket Town, then relax on the air-conditioned ride across the Andaman Sea. After drop-off at Ton Sai Pier, you can easily walk or catch a longtail boat to your hotel and begin your stay on Phi Phi’s island paradise.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Amazing Phuket Island & Big Buddha Guided Tour

Private Tour: Amazing Phuket Island & Big Buddha Guided Tour

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After you're picked up from your hotel, make your way to Patong Beach—one of the most popular beaches in the area. Take in the view of blonde sands framed by turquoise waters and framatic rock formations just offshore. From there, continue to Karon Viewpoint, where you can enjoy panoramic views of 3 beaches—Kata, Kata Noi, and Karon. Proceed to Promthep Cape, at the south end of Phuket Island, to snap photos of the breathtaking scenery of the coastline. Make your way to the neighboring Wat Chalong, one of the most venerated temples in Phuket. A further stop will be made so you can admire the magnificence of the island's Big Buddha. Lastly, head back to Phuket Town. Pop into a cashew factory to taste and shop for nutty souvenirs, and then cruise through the streets to admire the well-preserved and historic Sino-Portuguese architecture of the city. Your outing ends at the Gems Gallery, where you can opt to stay and shop before hopping back to your Hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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Phuket Shore Excursion - Private City Tour for Cruise Arrival

Phuket Shore Excursion - Private City Tour for Cruise Arrival

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As the tour name suggests this is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket Wat Chalong. Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino - Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina. • A lot of stops for photos with breathtaking views about. Phuket • The opportunity to see 5 beaches in one day: Patong, Kata, Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai • Learn more about Thai culture and traditions. • Admire the charming historic streets of Phuket Town
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  • 6 hours
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Phuket Landmark Tour , Wat Chalong , Big Bhudda

Phuket Landmark Tour , Wat Chalong , Big Bhudda

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Give yourself a break from the overcrowded group tours that are common in Phuket. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 people and takes you around the island in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. You'll explore Phuket's natural beauty and discover such landmarks as Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and the Big Buddha.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Private Customized Phuket Tour with Driver

Private Customized Phuket Tour with Driver

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Create the trip of a lifetime on this customized tour of Phuket. Choose your tour duration and set off through the city streets and check out key attractions, landmarks, and must-see sites. Navigate the city like a local and gain insight into local life. Relax in the comfort of your private vehicle and move at your own pace around Phuket.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Phuket Private Customized Sightseeing Tour

Phuket Private Customized Sightseeing Tour

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Come to join our exclusive private customized city and sightseeing with our friendly and knowledgeable guide We are the insider who is from Phuket and know the best places where to go come with us to get the memorable experience
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  • 4 to 6 minutes
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Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Private Half Day Tour

Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Private Half Day Tour

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Discover the jewels of Phuket by going on this action-packed excursion. You’ll save time booking transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included. See three of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches in a day—Patong, Karon, and Kata. You’ll also visit Big Buddha.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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City Tour Tiger Phuket

City Tour Tiger Phuket

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Explore the Phuket city duration time approximately 5 hours tiger ticket are included in the total price.
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Join Exclusive 3 View Points, Big Buddha, Old Town & Time for Lunch -No Shopping

Join Exclusive 3 View Points, Big Buddha, Old Town & Time for Lunch -No Shopping

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# As the tour name suggests this is an ideal opportunity to familiarise yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. # For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket Wat Chalong Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino - Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Customized Phuket Sightseeing Tour

Private Customized Phuket Sightseeing Tour

Give yourself a culture and scenic treat in this program and your holiday memories will be enriched. Take in Phuket Island's natural beauty as you are driven along beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Visit the 'Three Beaches' viewpoint where you can take in a great vista of the beautiful bays of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon and Kho Pu Island, at one of the island's best scenic spot. Tour is arranged based on a private tour with Friendly and Nice English speaking Guide
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

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Treat yourself to spectacular sights and cultural indulgences on this day tour of Phuket. Stroll along idyllic beaches, visit gems gallery, enjoy view from Karon Hill point, and marvel at the historic Wat Chalong monastery while listening to insights from your knowledgeable guide - Discovering Phuket's rich culture & heritage in a day - Scenic drive across the island, passing by iconic beaches - Wat Chalong, Phuket's most famous & beautiful monastery - Great perspective over the city at the Karon viewpoint - Explore the true essence of Sino-Portuguese architecture
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.61
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$22.61
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Sightseeing Tour in Phuket

Sightseeing Tour in Phuket

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There’s more to Phuket than white sands and turquoise waters: it also has vintage streets, colonial mansions, Buddhist shrines, and more. This 4-hour tour takes you into Phuket Old Town, to discover bustling lanes, 19th-century architecture, and quaint shop-houses as you hear about the town’s history. Plus, visit the Wat Chalong Buddhist temple, and relax at a hillside viewpoint overlooking Phuket’s coastline. Soda, plus hotel or central location pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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$51.29
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Phuket: Half-Day Highlights Tour

Phuket: Half-Day Highlights Tour

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Discover the most iconic and picturesque site through out Phuket on this half-day small group-tour and learn about the history of Phuket whist becoming of acquainted with the local food. Your tour start pick-up at 9.00 A.M. in the main lobby of your hotel, from where you will journey to the most popular sites in Phuket. Your first stop will be Phuket Old Town, where you can enjoy this historical guide with the professional guide as you get to know Phuket local food. You can take photo and explore the colorful Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former charter standard bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Your next stop will be Chalong Temple, where you can see the glistering pagoda and wax model of "Cham Abbot" who is highly respected by the people of Phuket. Continue on your tour, you will visit one of Phuket's iconic landmark on top of Nakkerd Hills. The big buddha was built as a symbol of peace and unity of Phuket People.
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Phuket Best City & Sightseeing Tour

Phuket Best City & Sightseeing Tour

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Phuket Sightseeing & City Tour 09.00 - 10.00 Pick up from the hotel. Drive along scenic beach roads via Patong, Karon, Kata or Phuket Town Visit Phuket View Point enjoy sea view of Kata, Karon, Patong Beach Visit Wat Chalong. The main temple in Phuket Visit Phuket's unique Big Buddha on the top of Nakerd Hill Visit Phuket Local factory. Get some refreshment (soft drinks, coffee or tea). Visit Cashew Nut factory and shopping for local products. Visit Big Bee farm for honey tasting 14.00 Return back to the hotel
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$34.79
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Big Buddha Jungle Trekking with Lunch in Phuket

Big Buddha Jungle Trekking with Lunch in Phuket

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Challenge yourself to a trek through the Thai jungle on this Phuket eco-tour. Follow your guide through the wilderness on a challenging hike with plenty of good views, then head to the Phuket Big Buddha and Wat Chalong, Phuket's largest Buddhist temple. Complete your tour with a healthy lunch at a restaurant or organic farm, depending on the day.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the best of paradise on a 4-hour coach tour of Phuket Island! Wind along Phuket’s southern shoreline, marveling at white sands, lush tropical flora and the unique vibe of Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities from the seat of your comfortable coach or at each stop. Snap gorgeous shots from Karon Viewpoint and witness the sacred beauty of Wat Chalong temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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