Wat Charoen Samanakij, also known as Wat Lang San, is a beautiful and serene temple nestled on the slopes of Toh Sae Hill in Phuket Town, behind the old Phuket Prison which has since moved to the north of the island. It is a relatively new temple, having been built in 2012, but it has quickly become a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike.
The temple is built on nine levels, each of which represents a different step on the path to enlightenment. The main building on the top level is the ordination hall, which is home to a large Buddha statue. The other levels of the temple are filled with smaller shrines, pavilions, and gardens.
Wat Charoen Samanakij is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Phuket Town and find some peace and quiet. The temple is also a beautiful place to take photos, and there are often monks around who are happy to pose for pictures.