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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
$30.30 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Personalized with enthusiasm!
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide, Kem, was knowledgeable and friendly. He showed us all of the interesting points of the island with enthusiasm of his culture. He gave us the freedom to explore each site as long as we wanted. I would highly recommend this tour to get a thorough overview of the beautiful island of Phuket.
Susan_F, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Phuket

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
Great option for a quick view
ALEXANDRA_R, Jul 2019
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Guides were very friendly, driver too. Very clean minivan and the explanation was great. I was not feeling well and they let me take a nap on the minivan while waiting for the group. I am very grateful.
star-4
Nice Trip
Reviewer, Jul 2020
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
It was a nice day trip, you can visit majority tourist spots in Phuket. Our tour guild is helpful and cheerful.
star-5
Great value for money!
Michael_C, Mar 2020
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
The tour was on time and ran smoothly. The tour guide was good fun and very knowledgable. We got dropped off at Phuket weekend night market which saved us 650 baht too! Well worth going on this trip to see the main sights.
star-4
Very nice experience
milicavalent, Feb 2020
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Everything was great! Our guide was very funny and informative. There is enough time at each stop, although it wouldn’t hurt if we spent a little bit more time at the Kalong viewpoint and Wat Chalong.
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
Big budda
Derrick_G, Mar 2020
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Joy was a great tour guide! She was prompt at arrival and took some great pictures that she sent over later or the sights.
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-4
Good tour of main attractions of Phuket
szijartoandras, Jan 2020
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
We had a very nice guide during the tour, she helped to take photos about us and shared extra info about the places. If we had plus 20minutes at Wat Chalong and Big buddha, the tour would be perfect. Great experience anyway!
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
Daisy!
Lauren_W, Feb 2020
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Daisy was incredible the whole day, best tour guide I’ve ever had! The trip was lovely and it was great to see all of the main attractions in Phuket in one trip
star-4
Easy way to see the big sights
Kristin_B, Feb 2020
Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (SHA Plus)
Joy was a nice and accommodating tour guide, the driver was great too. She answered our questions, whether they were related to the stop or not. She only had a few sentences to say about each stop, so I thought of this experience more as easy transportation to must see things with a locals input vs a full guided tour. Would still do again :)

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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