Wat Chalong Temple
If you are looking for non-beach or non-ocean related sites in Phuket, the beautiful Wat Chalong Temple is worth a visit. Of the many buddhist temples found in Phuket, it is the largest and most revered. Similar to other temple complexes in Thailand, Wat Chalong is composed of several colorful ornate structures.
Wat Chalong is most revered for the sacred relic it kept, a fragment of a bone of the Buddha. The relic, named Phra Borom Sareerikatat, is kept inside a glass case on top of the 60 meters high Phra Mahathat Chedi. Wat Chalong also has a long history of being associated with healing. Two former abbots of the temple were known for their knowledge of herbal medicine and their work of healing local people. The viharn contains statues of these two revered monks covered with gold leafs that local people donated to pay respect.