Wat Chalong

Temple Wat Chalong

Phuket's most important temple [toc] Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple (officially Wat Chai Thararam), is the largest, most revered and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. According to some sources, it was built at the beginning of the 19th century, 1837. Chalong Temple is one of the Must-See places in Phuket, and the nearby Big Buddha of Phuket, as they are relatively close. [caption id="attachment_19591" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Arriving at Wat

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10 Chinese Shrines in Phuket ⛩️

Chinese Temples and Shrines in Phuket

Phuket Chinese temples and shrines [toc] Phuket's Chinese shrines always offer an excellent opportunity for some good photos. There are quite a few around, and each has its characters and unique features. The large ones are very popular during Chinese New Year in February or the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in October and can get extremely crowded, not to mention very loud from firecrackers. 1. Jui Tui Shrine Best known and

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Dibuk Road in Phuket Town – a Walking Guide

Dibuk Road in Old Phuket Town

What to do on Dibuk Road? [toc] Dibuk Road is one of the famous old streets of Phuket town you should add to your list while exploring. It's very colourful and easy to find, with plenty of casual cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Dibuk road is parallel and not far from the famous Thalang road (where you'll find the Sunday Walking Street Market). It stretches for 800 meters, from

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Thalang Road in Old Phuket Town – A Walking Guide

Thalang Road in old Phuket Town

Exploring Thalang Road [toc] Thalang Road is the most famous street in the historic part of Old Phuket Town. The municipality and owners managed to revive most of the old Sino-Portuguese shophouses and bury the ugly cables Thailand is so famous for. Thalang has become selfie heaven. The street is lined with small cafes, traditional or fashionable boutiques and a few restaurants. All have one thing in common: A few

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24 Thai Temples to Visit in Phuket

Wat Khaorang - Phuket Temples

Amazing Buddhist temples of Phuket [toc] Phuket temples, or Wats, are always worth a visit; from the temple hidden inside a cave to the famous Wat Chalong, a visit to Thailand would not be complete without exploring a few of these magnificent and beautifully ornamented buildings ('Wat' means 'Temple', you guessed it). Phuket has many temples; we will probably list them one by one, but many are difficult to find or

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9 Museums in Phuket, Thailand 🏛️

Phuket Museums

Discover the past of Phuket Island [toc] Phuket museums are not very impressive, but in recent years they have kept a record and shared the rich tin mining history and the Chinese roots of this island. Several new museums opened here and there, mostly in Phuket Town, each with value and character. After an intensive renovation, the Old Phuket Town is a walk-in museum and a beautiful display of Phuket's

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Kio Thian Keng Saphan Hin Shrine ⛩️

[toc] Kio Thian Keng Shrine is a colourful Chinese shrine that is set on the seashore inside Saphan Hin public park in Phuket Town. It’s a place of worship for the local Chinese-Thai community and it plays an important role as the site of the final farewell to the gods during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Kio Thian Keng Shrine is one of the newer Chinese shrines in Phuket, and

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Endless Summer – Coffee Shop and Boutique in Phuket Town

Endless Summer Coffee Shop in Phuket Town

A beautiful heritage coffee shop in Phuket Town [toc] Endless Summer is a coffee shop and a fashion boutique in a magnificent heritage house on Yaowarat road, the heart of Phuket town. Anyone who walks in front of this beautiful mansion will stop for a photo without hesitation. However, even though it's effortless to find and close to most travellers' itineraries, many visitors miss it because most people rush straight

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Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Exploring Soi Romanee [toc] Soi Romanee (Soi Romani), in the historical centre of old Phuket town, is a short street with a long and colourful history. Today it is home to souvenir shops, fancy ice cream parlours and small but posh guesthouses, but it wasn't always like this as long ago: the posh Soi Romanee was the red-light district of Phuket Town! We were always fascinated by the old houses

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Baan Ar Jor Phuket Museum Homestay

Baan Ar Jor Museum Homestay near Mai Khao Beach

Baan Ar Jor Heritage Hotel in Phuket [toc] Baan Ar Jor is a hotel, a restaurant and a museum with a long history that started in 1936. This house has always been one of the most mysterious old mansions of Phuket, standing lonely near Mai Khao Beach in the north of Phuket. Unlike other mansions mostly found in town, Baan Ar Jor is isolated away from any village and very

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Panwa House at Cape Panwa Hotel

Panwa House at Cape Panwa

Enjoy dinner in a true Phuket heritage house [toc] Panwa House is a white Sino Portuguese restaurant surrounded by palm trees, right on the secluded beach of the Cape Panwa Hotel on the east coast of Phuket. This house has been a Phuket icon for years, appearing in movies or TV series. Cape Panwa is not exactly centrally located, to say the least, it's quite far from everything, but if

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Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town – A Walking Guide

Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town

A walking guide to Phang Nga Road [toc] Phang Nga Road is another historical street that runs parallel to the famous Thalang Road, in Old Phuket Town. Phang Nga Road maybe is less known, but it has a lot of charms, a few local restaurants, and several important historical landmarks and museums. As you walk around, take the time to look at the superbly renovated architecture. What to see and

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Chinpracha House Museum (Baan Chinpracha) 🏛️

Baan Chinpracha

A house museum in Phuket Town [toc] Chinpracha House (Baan Chinpracha) is one of the most beautiful mansions in Phuket, spread all around Phuket Town. Some of these superb Sino-Portuguese style houses are abandoned and in bad condition; some have been renovated, but Chinpracha House is somehow unique and in its original condition. It can be visited for 150 baht and has a certain old-fashioned charm and atmosphere that may

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Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town 🏛️

Thai Hua Museum à Phuket Town

What to see at the Thai Hua museum? [toc] The Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road in Phuket Town is a pleasant surprise. We visited it a few years ago when it reopened, and despite being in a beautiful mansion, it was just an empty building. Thankfully, someone realised the potential of such a great location in the historic streets of old Phuket town to turn it into an interesting

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