Wat Phra Thong (Wat Phra Thong) in Phuket

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Храм Phra Thong, Пхукета

The temple of Phra Thong in Phuket is one of the largest temple complexes of the island of Phuket. It is so big that even signs at the entrance you can see the plan, however, he is completely in Thai. Located in the Northern part of the island away from the popular resorts of Phuket. It is also one of the oldest churches of the island. In 1909 it was visited by king Rama VI, who gave the temple its current name.

The famous temple of the Golden Buddha statue called Luang Poh Phra Thong, which is made up of the half torso with a head. In our opinion it would be possible to call this statue the bust, and a very impressive size. The legend of this place says that once a boy with a Buffalo plowing a field and accidentally touched the ground in plow for a pillar (statue of a boy and Buffalo you can see in the temple). Then he got sick and died together with the animal. Unfortunately my father went to the field and tried to pull the offending post, but it didn't work out. Then he called the whole village, but even all the men of the village are unable to dig up the post but found that this statue, which they managed to dig up half. After a few years the Burmese soldiers who came to conquer the Siamese land, tried to dig up the statue to bring her back home to Burma (according to many legends, in those days, the Burmese considered almost every other statue in his Siam), but from the ground crawled out ants and bitten by them, and then they died. Many years later a random stranger-a monk saw the statue a sign, and offered to build a temple right around it, and today you can see only part of the statue of the Buddha, and the rest remained hidden beneath the earth.

In the temple also has a Museum, founded by the Abbot, and dedicated to Buddhism, as well as tin mining in the local mines. Yet there is a functioning crematorium, a monastery, and old cannons.

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💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: admission is free.

🕐 While workingin the daytime.

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located on the North of the island (temple on a map of Phuket). You can only get here by hired transport or taxi.

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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! ...
elenavaleyko Sep 11, 2019
Good article! But I'll start with the fact that I'm not a fan of the "seal" rest, because for me it is much more interesting to explore and discover something new, to walk on unknown streets, to meet new people. But when there is no energy for active life, and, in fact, the rest, I always do this: buy a ticket to Phuket, 4 days Bendigo lie on the beach, and from there begin their active traveler. This year I took a summer vacation and realized that to go to Sochi I absolutely do not want, so the choice fell on Ty. "In Thailand this summer?", - asked my friend, "Yes," I answered and thought "seriously, what is Thailand in the summer can be", because we are well fed, but going to the website for the tours and seeing the amount that I have been on the map for my journey, the idea is then embodied in the purchased ticket. To say that mentally I have not had a rest - to say nothing! Warm sea, gentle sun, the cocktails (easier in the morning, in the evening in an adult), pleasant tourists in other rooms - a real thrill! During this period, fortunately, on the beaches freely and quietly, which, of course, could not but rejoice. I left sooooo happy. So, if you came up with the idea - not keep a idea, embody, tourism intuition will not fail ...
Solnechnaya Sep 11, 2019
in Tae July-August is the peak rain? 15-16 days of rain per month on average... ...
admin on September 11, 2019

In theory, Yes, but I was in June, and in August, and a lot of trouble it does not deliver. Could certainly not much lucky with the floods, but in General it is possible to relax and travel. ...
MishaK November 14, 2019
Hi all, please tell me forum, and in Phuket you can find on (or off) to rent a boat for boating?
Need 3-5 people(planned to come with friends)
That was not very big, and the prices are reasonable, service is what it is? ...
vasyatoroh 14 November, 2019
Wow, the questions you have.( Maybe it's an inflatable one?)) LAN LAN. Google we can find. ...
admin November 14, 2019

But in General no problem to find. Of course, with the boatman in the bargain, it's not about self control, I guess. Can of course search the Internet, and on any beach ask boaters you all organize. Less likely, IMHO, in Patong. ...
Dmitriy Vorontsov 14 November, 2019

Well and jokes at you,young man ... xD
Dmitriy Vorontsov 14 November, 2019
Phuket fun,of course there are for example a service GetBoat,they will find you a suitable yacht,try ...
Olga Neustroeva December 4, 2019

Yes, but they have the warm rains, passed quickly and Sunny. But prices during this period, much cheaper. In a very nice hotel to relax for a little money. ...