Wat Chalong, Phuket

  Finally, after years of living on the Phuket island I visited famous Wat Chalong temple (wat = temple in Thai language).

  The reason to get there was that one of my friends placed an geocache there and I wanted to find it. 

  Previously I had visited the annual Chalong temple market for a few times, but never gone inside to the temple area. The temple are is actually pretty imressive. 

  Here are some pictures of the temple.

 

 Wat Chalong or Wat Chaitararam how it's officially called

Wat Chalong Phuket

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Pagoda of Wat Chalong

Pagoda of Wat Chalong

 

Inside of the Pagoda

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People praying for the Buddha

People praying for the Buddha

 

Teeth of Sri Lankan monks inside of the glass in the middle

Teeth of Sri Lankan monks inside of the glass in the middle

 

White Buddha

White Buddha, Wat Chalong

 

setting up fire crackers

Setting up fire crackers

 

 Big Bada Boom!

Big Bada Boom

 

Wat Chalong wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Chalong