Category: Churches, Mosques & Temples

Mosques on Phuket

Thai Muslims make up approximately 4% of Thailand’s population. In Phuket many are still concentrated in the area around Surin Beach where the migrant Malays originally settled down. Despite the smaller number of Muslims, mosques actually outnumber Buddhist wats on the island.  The most popular mosques are: Cok Makam Musyid Mosque or Patong Mosque is [...]

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Christian Churches on Phuket

You can find in Phuket following churches: The Assomption Catholic Church, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket 83000 The land of Christian Orthodox Church in Phuket, Talang District Soi Nanai Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4/6 Moo 3, Thepkrasattri Road, Tambon Rasada, Phuket 83000. (076) 212-386 Hope of Chalong Church Chalong, Mueang Hope of Phuket International Church, Ko [...]

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Chinese shrines

Because of Phuket’s large Chinese community, there are numerous Chinese temples and shrines placed around the island, particularly in Phuket City. These Shrines do not contain any Buddha pictures but many different gods of various kinds. The popular vegetarian festival in October is concentrated around these shrines. Thus during the Vegetarian Festival, these temples become [...]

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Wat Suwan Khiri Wong

This temple is situated in Patong up on a hill and at the bottom of the road, which lead from Phuket Town to Patong. The temple is maybe the most silent and peaceful place of Patong, which is a place crowded with tourists from all backgrounds. Next to the temple you can see a large [...]

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Wat Suwan Khiri Khet

This Temple is located in Karon on Patak Road. The main entrance is adorned by two huge statues turquoise serpents guarding the temple. You can discover the life of Buddha inside of the temple. In the small building are two Ramayana images which supervise the sapphire Buddha.

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Wat Phra Thong

Wat Prathong, which is located in Thalang is definitely worth a visit, not only because of the half-buried Buddha statue there. The temples name, Wat Phra Thong, means “Golden Buddha Image Temple”. It was built in the 1750s and the temple features a museum full of interesting artifacts. The most notable artifact here is the [...]

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Wat Phra Nang Sang

This temple is in Thalang, also located on Thepkrasattri Road. It is more than 500 years old, which makes it the oldest temple in Phuket. This temple used to be an important location during the 1785 Burmese invasion. The two heroines used it to rally supporters to resist the Burmese invaders. You can just picture [...]

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Wat Sri Soonton (Wat Sri Sunthon)

The temple is named after one of the two heroines from a famous Phuket legend, Thao Sri Sunthon. This temple is usually a quiet spot with just a few locals paying respect to Buddha. It is home to the largest reclining Buddha image in Phuket. You can go up the stairs at the back of [...]

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Wat Chalong

There are 29 Buddhist monasteries in Phuket. The most spectacular temple on the whole island is Wat Chalong. This temple is said to have been a source of healing on the island and according to legend, this temple soothed the rift between Chinese secret societies in the late 19th century. Inside the temple you will [...]

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Phuket's Temples

95% of Thailand’s population is Thai-Buddhist and there are more than 40 Buddhist Temples (or ‘wat’ in Thai) located all over the island. Some of the Temples are newly built but some have a long history going back 100 years or even longer. Additionally to the temples, there are also many shrines in Phuket, which are [...]

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