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Chalong Temple

Chai Tararam, or Wat Chalong is Phuket’s most popular and famous temple. Built in the nineteenth century, it is located on Chao Fah Road, an approximate 45-minute drive from the resort. The temple houses the well-known Luang Poh Cham, a monk who fought ferociously against the Ang Yi rebellion during the reign of King Rama V (1876). A recent addition to the temple is a 61.4-metre high chedi containing the Phra Borom Sareerikatat relic, a piece of the Lord Buddha’s bones brought over from Sri Lanka. Chedi is a mixture of southern, central, and northeastern architectural styles and the first in this region to house the holy Buddha’s relic.

Address of the POI : 10 kilometres south from Phuket Town in Chalong District, Phuket 83130