The Grand Landmarks of Phuket The Grand Landmarks of Phuket

The Grand Landmarks of Phuket

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The Grand Landmarks of Phuket

Tim Sargeant - writing for The Pavilions Phuket
Tim Sargeant
12 Oct 2018

The rich culture of Phuket and its variety of Wats, Buddhist temples, Chinese shrines, and Taoist temples, create the most important symbols of Thailand with its stunning architecture and vibrating spirituality.

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong has been opened to visitors for over a hundred years. Locals come to pray and international visitors have the opportunity to learn about Buddhism. The Grand Pagoda, the central piece of the temple, contains a splinter of Lord Buddha’s bone and is decorated with paintings displaying Buddha’s life story.

 

The Big Buddha

The Big Buddha is the largest and the most revered landmark on the island. The Buddha statue sits on top of the Nakkered Hills, situated between Chalong and Kata. It reaches 45 meters in altitude and 25 meters at the base and is visible from as far as Karon Beach and Phuket Town.

Wat Khao Rang

Wat Khao Rang located on the slope of the Rang Hill in Phuket Town, features a golden statue of Buddha, the first of its kind on the island. It is the spiritual centre of worshippers, and it gets very busy during the weekends when the locals come to pray. The temple is home to the Lord of Death statue, and giants from Thai mythology.

Jui Tui Shrine

Jui Tui Shrine is a Taoist temple that plays a crucial role in the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. It is one of the oldest spiritual centres around the island, and it has three large altars with statues of Chinese gods. The main deity is Tean Hu Huan Soy, the patron of performing artists and dancers.

Wat Srisoonthorn

Wat Srisoonthorn, also known as Wat Lipon, is a Buddhist temple in Thalang, central Phuket. The main attraction is the 29-meter-high sleeping Buddha, representing the Lord Buddha dreaming about the truth around life. There are also many giants and lions that are believed to protect the temple.

 

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