Chalong temple (Wat Chalong or Wat Chai Tararam) in Phuket
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.
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free entry
🕐 While workingin the daytime
🚶 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.