Wat Phra Thong, Phuket

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  • Address: Thep Kasattri, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Statue, Family And Kids
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About Wat Phra Thong, Phuket

This is not a very impressive-looking temple from the outside. But when it has a gigantic half-buried statue of a golden Buddha, a temple doesn’t have to be impressive from the outside. There is a rather fantastical legend about the origin of the statue and of the temple, and you should get the locals to tell it to you. But you should know that this is thought to be one of the oldest temples on the island. There is also a small museum exhibit on site, which contains artefacts from the now extant mining industry that used to function here. All things considered a very intriguing little attraction right in the center of the island.

Wat Phra Thong Opening and Closing Hours

  • The actual temple timings are from dawn to dusk.

How To reach Wat Phra Thong by Public Transport

  • By Car
  • Take a bus, tuk-tuk or a taxi to here.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Phra Thong

  • 0.14% of people who visit Phuket include Wat Phra Thong in their plan

  • 72.97% of people start their Wat Phra Thong visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wat Phra Thong

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Phra Thong

People normally club together 223 Ranong and Thai Hua Museum while planning their visit to Wat Phra Thong.

People also prefer to start their day with Wat Phra Thong.

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Wat Phra Thong, Phuket Reviews

  • Wat Phra Thong (Wat Prathong), near the Thalang District Office, north of Phuket Town is famous for a half-buried golden Buddha statue called Luang Poh Phra Thong (Golden Buddha) in its grounds. Its other moniker is Wat Phra Phud, meaning 'Temple of the protruding Buddha; The temple is a popular attraction for both local residents who come to pray and visitors who visit to see a large Buddha statue which only shows its upper half as if it emerges from the ground. There are several myths about the Buddha statue, been told in several styles, but all contains one main concept that no one could ever dig up this Buddha statue so people gave up, restored it as it is today, and named the statue Luangpho Phra Phut (“Buddha that emerges from the ground” in Thai). Opening hours: 07.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m. Please like if you feel this review helpful to you. Regards

  • Amazing Temples! We paid for a private tour around Phuket and surrounding areas.

  • Peaceful working wat... one of my favourite places🙏🏻

  • It's not really an impressive temple so maybe not for a first time trip. MAybe worth a visit if you are stay in the Bangtao area.

  • One of popular Temple here with Story but nothing special

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