Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town

Many beautiful antique buildings, also some areas around the town. The architecture of buildings is the old Sino-Portuguese, were constructed nearly a hundred years ago. The main streets of Old Town are Thalang, Phang Nga, Krabi, Dibuk, and Yoawarat. Old Town is noted for Sino-Portuguese buildings on both sides of the street. Many old buildings have been converted into shops, hotels, restaurants, and museums.

Phuket has a rich history as tin-mining country peopled by Siamese, Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians, and sea gypsies. A unique community in Phuket are the “Baba”, with their own way of life, language, dress, and food. The core of this community was formed by early unions between Hokkien tin-miners and Siamese women. This distinctive Baba heritage can be seen in Phuket’s Old Town.

Since the 16th century, Europeans have been involved in the tin trade of Phuket. In the 18th century, much of the island’s tin mining was carried out by Hokkien Chinese who were instrumental in building the old part of the city. In the early-20th century, under Governor Phraya Rassada Nupradit, major European mining companies were invited in, and major public infrastructure such as roads and canals was built. No one knows exactly when the first building in this style was constructed, but photographs from the reign of King Rama V (1853–1910) show that it was already well established by then.

Two styles of building in particular stand out: the shop-house (Sino-Portuguese style) and the big mansion (Sino-Colonial style).

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Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong, or officially known as Wat Chaitharam, is a famous temple in Phuket. If anyone comes to Phuket, they must visit and worship Luang Por Chaem of Wat Chalong for their own good fortune.

The particular note are the gilt statues of three monks, who are credited with helping halt the Chinese Rebellion of 1876. At 5 p.m. daily, visitors can see present-day monks praying.

Highly recommend a visit to Wat Chalong, as well as a stroll through its impressive, clean and well-maintained grounds, saying that the temple complex exuded peace and serenity. Also suggest planning a midweek visit, as the temple can get very crowded on the weekends.

You’ll find Wat Chalong, which is free to visit and open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., a little more than 5 miles southwest of Phuket Town. Before entering, visitors should be aware of the temple’s strict dress code: If entering the temple, you’re expected to take off your shoes. Women are expected to wear clothing that covers their shoulders and their knees; all visitors are encouraged to speak in hushed tones and refrain from touching the statuary and relics. You should also plan to turn off or silence your cellphone so as not to disturb the peaceful atmosphere.

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Phra Maha Chedi Phra Chom Thai

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Phra Mahathat Chedi Phra Chom Thai Baramee announced. Built in 1998-2001. This is where the Buddha’s relics are enshrined. According to the history, it is said that the abbot of Wat Samphothihan Sri Lanka gave the Buddha’s relics which used to be in the chedi of nuradhapura It used to be the former capital of Sri Lanka. to Wat Chaithararam and contained in this relic for the people to worship.

The first floor is enshrined many different pagoda Buddha images and around the wall. It is a painting of the Buddha’s biography of the Buddha at the time of his birth, enlightenment, and passing away, which is very beautiful. and outside of the pagoda Able to view the scenery of the entire temple area beautifully.

The teachings of the Buddha that everything exists as nothingness only or Sunyata.

Things to do in Wat Chalong

Pay respect to Luang Pho Chaem

Chalong Temple is commonly known which includes the sanctity The virtues of Luang Por Chaem of Wat Chalong as a refuge for the villagers when fighting against the Ang Yi And the story about his walking stick that pierced the area where the birthmark will make it fade (It’s the belief of the individual). In addition to Luang Por Cham, there is also Luang Pho Chuang. and Luang Por Kluem which is very respectful of the villagers’ faith Both of them are famous for concocting herbs and treating diseases. Each day, there will be many people, both Thai and foreigners, come to pay their respects.

Replica of Luang Phor Cham

Inside the replica of the temple, a wax figure of Luang Por Cham, Luang Por Chuang, Luang Por Kleem has been made. and the appliances of the three And the crown is also a Thai style. which is a very beautiful Thai house In addition, when you enter the temple grounds, one you will hear is the sound of firecrackers. because when people in distress come and ask your Luang Phor Cham for help and when he had received the kindness he had requested Most will come to fix the problem by lighting firecrackers for Luang Phor Cham.

The Big Buddha statute at Phuket is one of the most important and popular tourist attraction

Phuket Big Buddha

The Big Buddha statute at Phuket is one of the most important and popular tourist attraction on the island, Built on a patch of virgin rainforest high above Phuket City. The statue sits at 4 meters from ground level, making it visible even far from Kata-Karon Beach and Phuket Town. The Phuket Big Buddha is accompanied by a smaller Buddha statue, gold in color and made of 20 tons of brass.

Things to Know Before Visiting the Phuket Buddha Statue
What to Wear: Since it is a religious site, strict rules regarding clothes are being followed for time immemorial. If you have dressed too daringly, wear a sarong or other clothes that cover your shoulders and legs. Knee-length dresses are not acceptable in the hall here.

The statue is reachable from Phuket’s main roads through the 6-km easily accessible pavement.