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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Chalong Temple Tour, Phuket

Wat Chalong, is located approximately 8kms south-east of Phuket Town. This beautiful temple is the largest and most ornate of the 29 Buddhist monasteries in Phuket. Wat Chalong is rich in historical foundations. The Wat is associated with three revered monks of Luang Pro Chaem. The monks were all renowned herbal doctors and setters of bones. In 1876 - during the reign of Rama V - the three monks, helped the people of Phuket to put down the Ahngyee- Chinese Coolie Rebellion.

Statues of Luang Por Chuang, Luang Por Gluam and other monks - who were Abbots of the temple in later years - are enshrined here. The monks are highly revered are recipients of offerings by the people of Phuket.

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