Culture Temples & Museum


Wats in general are sacred places for local people, so it is wise for the visitor to watch and emulate the way Thais behave inside temples.

Chinese Shrines

Jui Tui Shrine is a popular Chinese temple that plays a pivotal part in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. it’s a must-see site for all newcomers to Phuket as one of the oldest and the most respected spiritual centres around.


Jui Tui Shrine main building itself has been through a number of renovations. resulting in an attractive exterior and interior with three large altars featuring statues of Chinese gods.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 20:30 (Locate: 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there : Located on Soi Phuthorn. Ranong Road. not far from Phuket’s main market. Next to Put law Chinese Temple on Sol Phuthorn. Ranong Road. not far from Phuket Town’s main fresh market.

The best well-maintained Sino-Portuguese buildings

Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road is one of the best looking and well-maintained Sim-Portuguese buildings in Phuket, in 2008, the Thai Hua Museum was given an award in the category of constitutional and public buildings by the Siam Architect Association under the King’s patronage for its outstanding role in conserving architectural arts.

Opening Hours Daily from 09 00 ~17.00 (Locate : 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there : 28 Krabi Road, Phuket Old lawn area Within walking distance from the famous Soi Romanee and Bean Chinpracha Mansion its parking space is open until 17:30 only.

Price : 200 baht per person + 200 baht to take photos

Chalong Temple

Wat Chalong (Chalong Temple) is the largest of Phuket’s temples, and the most visited. Locals and many Thai tourists come to pray and pay respects to several revered monks who were the founders of Wat Chalong, among them Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang, 2 monks, who led the citizens of Chalong Sub district fighting against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured.

Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 – 17.00 (Locate : 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there : From Kathu pass Central Festival heading towards Chalong 84 Rawai. Drive along Chaofa Road (West ) and it’s about 5 km from Central Festival on the left side of the road and is well indicated.

Source : Leaflet


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