Along with the Phuket Big Buddha Statue, Wat Chalong Temple Complex in southern Phuket make up the two most revered and frequently visited religious sites in the island of Phuket. The temple complex, known officially as Wat Chaiyatararam, was built in the 19th century and houses the Central Temple and the 'Chedi' or the tall stupa. The latter is a three-storied, 60-meter tall building that, according to legend, shelters a bone fragment of Lord Buddha.
The tourists are normally attracted more towards the Chedi with its sumptuously decorated walls and ceilings full of beautifully-painted frescoes relating the significant stages in the life of the Gautama Buddha. On each floor, you'll also find a number of golden statues donated to the temple.
On the top floor, you can have a look at the legendary bone fragment carefully preserved within a glass display. At the Central Temple, on the other hand, you may catch many Thai people in their act of merit-making by way of attaching tiny pieces of gold papers to the statues of the monks and by offering lotus flowers to the central statue of Lord Buddha.Places nearby:
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