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Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong

Free admission
Chaofa West Road, Phuket, Thailand

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.

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Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
star-4.5
$32.81 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Daisy is a super awesome guide!
Our guide, Daisy, was super friendly and had a broad knowledge of the attraction we saw during our tour. She was also super helpful with taking our photos and always kept us happy with her big smile, even though we had to wear a mask, and her positive attitude 🙂
Steven_N, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Phuket

star-4
Great tour for Phuket highlights!
Angela_R, May 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
This tour hit all the spots on my list with great views of the Phuket region. Big Buddha does not disappoint!!!
star-5
Great day around Phuket
Kirstin_R, May 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Great day seeing the temples, Old Town and the besutiful beaches of Phuket. Our guide was always available to take pictures, answer questions. She was very sweet! So glad I didn’t try to rent a bike and do this, it would have been impossible to do everything we did.
star-5
Best guide ever!
Catarina_A, Apr 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Thank you so much for your time with us. You are a lovely girl and we had a great time with you. Ramadam Kareem and best wishes. Catarina
star-5
Perfection
Joshua_H, Nov 2021
Phuket Tour to Karon View Point, Big Buddha and Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
My girlfriend and I went on this tour the second day of our trip and it was perfect! The guide was really friendly and helpful. He helped us map out a perfect vacation with tips about Thailand and where to go. 10/10 recommended!
star-5
Kim is an amazing tour...
sarah_s, Mar 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Kim is an amazing tour guide. Born and raised in Phuket, he is knowledgeable about the culture and history of this beautiful island. He speaks good English and understands his customers. He can share not only about the culture, history and food, he also know about the different hotels, tourists and where to find a good currency exchange. We will definitely look for his service when we come back here.
star-4
Great value for money!
jenniferbb, Mar 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Great value for money, with lots to see! I would recommend going on this tour. Guide was great and very friendly! :)
star-5
Phuket City Tour - i 100% recommend it.
Sonia_M, Jan 2020
Phuket Tour to Karon View Point, Big Buddha and Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
This was a great way to see phuket without paying a large amount of money for taxi fares. Our guide Kim was fantastic! He gave us a lot of extra information which made us learn more about Phuket. The air conditioned car was a great plus. Overall such a great experience, i can not recommend it enough.
star-5
Great city tour of Phuket
Sadiqe_R, Mar 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Daisy was a great host and showed us the top attractions in Phuket. Highly recommended! Driver was also very good
star-5
Nice city
Michael_R, Nov 2019
Phuket City Tour to Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Had a very nice time going around to see the sites. Our tour guild was great. Each place has its memorable features.
star-5
Good tour to hit several spots!
Andrea_L, Aug 2019
Phuket City Tour to Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
We wanted to see several of the places on this list but didn't want to get a car via Grab every time we were finished at one place and wanted to go to another. This tour was so convenient! The air conditioned van was comfortable and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The price for this tour was SO worth it. I would definitely recommend this if you want to visit Karon View Point, Big Buddha, and Wat Chalong! We also saw old town Phuket and spent some time shopping there. Our tour guide also offered to take photos of us and sent them all to us via WhatsApp - that was so kind of him!
star-5
Amazing, helpful and nice...
Osian_E, Feb 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Amazing, helpful and nice guide and driver. Great tour if you’re interested in learning more about Phuket and seeing some important monuments/places!
star-5
Half day tour to know Phuket’s key places
Breno_C, Feb 2022
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Kim is an amazing guide! The whole tour was an outstanding experience and above our expectations! Kim always explain in a very insteristing way. All views points, the Big Budda and Phuket town is a must in your trip

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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