Chalong temple (Wat Chalong or Wat Chai Tararam) in Phuket

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Храм Чалонг, Пхукета

Chalong temple (full name Chitarra) is not just a temple but a temple complex, and the most important in Phuket for the Buddhists of the island, and the place of their pilgrimage. In one of the buildings of the temple kept this relic is a piece of bone of the Buddha. She put on display for everyone in a glass bowl inside a large glass sarcophagus. He's definitely worthy of a visit as one of the most interesting and colorful attractions of Phuket.

Famous temple acquired through Luang Pho to Which — originally a monk, and then Abbot of the monastery (from 1876 until his death in 1908). Luang Pho What is known as a talented healer and a chiropractor. Every year in the temple fair is held, but the time varies from year to year. During the week the grounds of the monastery resembles a market where all day and especially in the evening crowds of locals.

But even in normal times in the temple Chalong is something to see, and there is always a lot of people. In the temple there are statues of famous monks, and even one of the courtyards there is a pond where goldfish swim. In Thailand it is believed that they are the embodiment of angels, so bring prosperity and good fortune in all undertakings.

Visit the temple not only to make some beautiful photos, but also to learn the fate of. This can shake the tin box in one of the halls of the temple until, until you hit the stick with the number. You then need to open the locker, which shows the corresponding digit, and pulling one of the papers. Written on it will be your prediction for the near future, unless of course you will be able to read it.

Don't forget that although the temple is an attraction, for locals it is a sacred place. As when visiting other temples in Thailand, you should follow certain rules, especially in clothing. Should not visit the temple in shorts or mini skirt, shoulders must be covered when entering buildings need to remove your shoes.

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💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free entry

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🚶 How to get there: the temple is located in the southern part of the island, 10 kilometers from Phuket town (temple on a map of Phuket). You can only get here by hired transport or taxi. Some tours include a visit to the temple in your itinerary.

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Michael 23 May, 2015
Hello! Tell me how reliable the information you have on how to get Puhket, just different everywhere write, it is unclear which is more correct. I do not want to be without transportation accident ...
admin 23 May, 2015

Hello! Good question. Information in General about Phuket and the transport current, but soon to be transportation and how to get updated, so it is better to go in a couple of weeks that everything was exactly and even better, ask specific questions here on the forum. ...
dgm.denys 10 September, 2015
Great article! ...
Juliaa 15, 2015
Hello! Tell me, where is the turtle farm in Phuket? ...
admin 15 November, 2015

Hello Julia! Like there is no separate turtle farm, only the Phuket Aquarium are turtles. There are still turtle village somewhere in the beach area of Mai Khao, and there might be turtles to see, but I was not there, do not know even where it is. ...
coin 1617 27 December, 2016
I was in Phuket and visited a wonderful place: in James bond and floating village, ride elephant (take away), Wat Chalong and Phi Phi (where they filmed "the Beach" with DiCaprio). There is a Big Buddha. Went with Tomator, I recommend! ...

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