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Buddhist Temples in Phuket

Buddhist temples in Phuket hold a whole lot of architecturual and cultural importance. Pay a visit to these temples if you are in Phuket and gain a wealth of knowledge and some peace of mind.


Wat Chalong

For over a century, locals have prayed here and foreigners have learnt here. The Grand Pagoda of the temple enshrines a scared relic of Lord Buddha and is officially named Phramahathatchedi-Jomthaibarameepragat. The pagoda itself is decorated with vibrant paintings that depict important events in the life story of Buddha. The temple is extremely popular and ample parking space around makes it easier for visitors to come here. It is one of the best known attractions in Phuket Town.


Big Buddha

The Big Buddha of Phuket is one of the island's most revered landmarks.The gigantic sculpture sits atop the Nakkerd Hills and is 45 metres tall. It is quite easily spotted even from far away. The site also offers an ideal 360 degree angle owing to its altitude. This statue serves as a must visit for anybody who is in Phuket.


Wat Khao Rang

Wat Khao rang occupies a perfect location in the Phuket town. The site features a large golden seated Buddha. The statue is known to be the first of its kind in the island and is also a huge attraction for spiritual locals and foreigners alike.


Jui Tui Shrine

The Jui tui Shrine is an infamous temple in Phuket that plays a crucial role in the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Located within close proximity to Phuket's main market, it comprises a mandatory visit for all individuals coming to Phuket. The location of the shrine also provides convenient access to many accommodation options such as the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas and a vast number of others that vary from home-style lodgings to luxury resorts.


Wat Phra Thong

Wat Phra Thong is small in size compared to some of Phuket's enormous homage sites but is rather unique and therefore is absolutely worth a visit. The half-buried Buddha image which is said to have cursed every individual who tried to touch it, garners a lot of intrigue and in turn visitors. The unmistakable sense of tranquility that the temple brings is also another reason why this should be on your list of places to visit.


Wat Lipon

The 29 metre high majestic sleeping Buddha catches your eye immediately as you set foot in the scared grounds. Even from the road outside, this statue displays itself clearly and is beautiful beyond words. Interestingly, there is also a rather large number of mythical statues that draw from the ancient tales of Thailand that are passed on from generation to generation. The temple is well known by the locals; all you need to do is ask and any local will point you in the direction of this stunning piece of religiously important architecture in Phuket.


Phra Nang Sang Temple

Phra Nang Sang Temple is located opposite the Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Conservation Centre and is known by the locals as being more than 500 years old. The temple is said to be the oldest in the island. The story around the temple goes on to say that it was built in honour and remembrance of an innocent princess who was executed unjustly for a crime in which she had no part. The princess is said to have shed white blood which proved her innocence in her death and the temple's name now translates to "The Temple of White Blood."