Must See Temples in Phuket

Here's a list of Must See Temples in Phuket recommended by our experts:

Phuket, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ is dotted with many sandy beaches and azure waters. There are plenty of memorable things to do and see in Phuket – it has now grown into a lot more than a blissful beach laden island. Tourists should know there is never a dull moment in Phuket. Phuket has long played a significant role in Thai history, from early times, through the tin mining boom, to the present. The places of worship in Phuket represent the diverse cultures and populations Phuket has played host to, through the centuries. Phuket's temples are vital in the preservation of the Phuket's role in Thai history, culture and religion - even as foreign influences make their presence felt in different, fascinating ways in Phuket. Visitors and tourists learn about spirituality and associated religions such as Buddhism and Taoism, while locals frequent them to maintain ties with their past as each of the island temples has a story to tell. Temples and shrines are among the top attractions in Phuket and they can be visited for free! Two of the most popular religious sites on are located in Chalong. They are Wat Chalong - the largest Buddhist temple in Phuket, and Big Buddha. Big Buddha, a 45 meter tall white marble statue, is visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. It is one of the island's most important and revered landmarks. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and at 45 metres high it is easily seen from far away. We have put together a comprehensive list of the must-see temples in Phuket.

Karon Temple

Karon Temple

Temple in Phuket
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Dedicated to the Sapphire Buddha, this temple is worth stopping by if you're passing by. Very picturesque place.Karon Temple is about half a kilometer from the ...

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong

Temple in Phuket
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Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple, built at the beginning on 19th century, is the largest and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. Its real name is Wat ...

Thepnimitr Temple

Thepnimitr Temple

Temple in Phuket

huket has long figured large in Thai history, from early times to tin mining to the present. Throughout the centuries Phuket has played host to many different ...

Wat Silsuparam

Wat Silsuparam

Temple in Phuket

Wat Luang Pu Supa, วัดหลวงปู่สุภา, also called Wat Silsuparam (วัดศีลสุภาราม), is located in the Chalong area of Muang Phuket, or Phuket Town (เมืองถูเก็ต), ...

Wat Khao Rang

Wat Khao Rang

Place to Visit in Phuket
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Built many years ago, the beautiful golden sitting Buddha image is a spiritual centre for many worshippers on the island. It not only looks amazing, it was also...

Wat Phra Thong

Wat Phra Thong

Temple in Phuket
History

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 ...

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

Monument in Phuket
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Phuket Big Buddha, a 45 meter tall white marble statue, is visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket.It is one of the island's most important and ...

Wat Srisoonthorn

Wat Srisoonthorn

Temple in Phuket
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Wat Srisoonthorn is also known by locals as Wat Lipon, this temple is in Thalang, north of Phuket Town. The first impression on entering the grounds is of the ...

Wat Phra Nang Sang

Wat Phra Nang Sang

Temple in Phuket

Wat Phra Nang Sang is situated at the main Thalang Town intersection, 20 km north of Phuket Town on the main highway that leads to Phuket International Airport...

Kathu Shrine : 內杍斗母宮

Kathu Shrine : 內杍斗母宮

Museum in Phuket
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Kathu Shrine has shared a long history with Phuket's Vegetarian Festival and is known as the original home of the festival. Rumor has it that a Chinese opera ...