Koh Sirey and Wat Koh Sirey near Phuket Town

Koh Sirey

What to Do on Sirey Island [toc] Koh Sirey is an island, but you would never guess it from a map and many probably have never heard of it. Connected to Phuket town by a very short bridge, this small piece of land doesn't have many particular signs but this is where you will find the beautiful Westin Siray Bay Resort (Like many words translated from Thai, the spelling often

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Buddha Postures for the Seven Days of the Week

7 Buddha Postures

7 Buddha Postures for the 7 Days of the Week [toc] If you have been to a temple (or 'Wat') in Thailand, you might have noticed that the Buddha appears in standing, sitting or reclining postures. In some, you will even see seven (sometimes eight) statues of Buddha aligned next to each other, often with a donation cup in front of it. So what does it mean? Many people see

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Wat Sri Sunthon Temple – Phuket Reclining Golden Buddha

Wat Sri Sunthon

Phuket Reclining Golden Buddha [toc] Wat Sri Sunthon (Wat Srisoonthorn) is known for the immense golden Buddha reclining at the top of a large building in the 'Pang Sai Yat' posture, which corresponds to “Realizing Nirvana” (read more here). The statue seems to be staring endlessly at the frantic traffic on the nearby road to Phuket International Airport. Of course, you already knew that 'Wat' is the Thai word for 'Temple'.

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Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

Climb to the Phuket Big Buddha [toc] Big Buddha Phuket is a 45-meter-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. It is probably at the top of everyone's 'Must-Do in Phuket', and for a good reason. The views from up there are breathtaking. The statue is built with people's donation and is still under construction. If you feel like doing something to help to finish

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Wat Suwan Kuha – Buddha Cave in Phang Nga

Wat Suwan Kuha in Phang Nga

Wat Suwan Kuha - Buddha Cave in Phang Nga [toc] Wat Suwan Kuha is a surprising cave sheltering an immense reclining golden Buddha. If you feel like a little drive outside Phuket island, this is your chance to explore another side of Phang Nga! This region is not only famous for incredible limestone cliffs plunging straight down into the sea, but also for some unexpected jewels. If you rent a

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Wat Phra Thong in Phuket (Wat Prathong)

Wat Phra Thong

Wat Prathong in Thalang [toc] Wat Phra Thong (or Wat Prathong) meaning 'Golden Buddha Image Temple' is a very old temple with an incredible legend behind it, the kind of story that irresistibly attracts people... It's not very big or impressive, but the first thing everyone wants to see is the famous half buried golden Buddha. So what is this strange legend about a temple located in Thalang, on the

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