Grand Mercure Phuket Patong

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