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20 Attractions to Explore Near Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong70 หมู่ที่ 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Tambon Chalong, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

Wat Chalong is a historical landmark and Buddhist temple in Phuket's Chalong Bay. For centuries, locals come to pray almost every day while westerners learn about Buddhism during their holiday. It's officially called Wat Chaitararam, but most people refer to it by Wat Chalong. The temple is located on Chao Fa West Road in the northern part of Tambol Chalong.

Nearby Attractions

Phuket Zoo
Phuket Zoo2.42 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Phuket Zoo is a beautiful private zoo with an area of 12 ha inhabited by a big number of exotic animals. It was opened in 1997 and since that time is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Big Buddha Phuket
Big Buddha Phuket3.37 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach.

Karon Beach
Karon Beach4.71 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Karon Beach in Phuket is one of the longest beaches on the island, spanning 5 km of fine white sand overlooking the Andaman Sea. The northern end of the beach is usually deserted, making it an excellent spot for those who want the beach to themselves. The southern end, close to Kata, tends to be busier but it isn't that hard to find a nice spot for yourself.

Kata Noi Beach
Kata Noi Beach6.11 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Kata Noi Beach is a great place to relax and soak up the sun. At about 700 metres long, it's one of Phuket's smaller beaches. Soft sand, crystal clear water, and the lush green jungle backdrops are the main draws here. The sea is very calm from December to April, while surfers come out to play between May and October. Kata Noi Beach enjoys large swells during this period, so be careful if you see red flags on the sand.

Pa Tong
Pa Tong6.67 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Patong's 3-km strip of golden sand is one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. It has plenty of parasailing and jet ski operators, boat drivers, beach vendors, and masseuses approaching travelers who are relaxing on the sand.

Monkey Hill Viewpoint
Monkey Hill Viewpoint8.51 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Real life planet of the apes in Phucket, Thailand.

Sirinat National Park
Sirinat National Park27.36 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Sirinat National Park is quite a small coastal park, covering 22 km² of coastal land and 68 km² is sea at the northwest coast of Phuket Island. It is about 30 km north from Phuket Town, right next to Phuket Airport. The park is best known for its white sand beaches and the view of aircraft flying low over a beach for landing. The national park is very commercialized with many resorts in and around the park, frequently visited by a large number of tourists.

Ko Phi Phi Don
Ko Phi Phi Don49.99 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Largest of the islands in the Ko Phi Phi archipelago. It is a non-volcanic island largely made of limestone.

Bamboo Island
Bamboo Island50.70 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand, it is is covered with lush vegetation including Casuarinas trees and the Bamboo trees that gave its name to the island.

Khao Phing Kan
Khao Phing Kan50.88 KMs away from Wat Chalong

A small island in the Phang Nga province, Thailand, which was famous for its natural beauty. The island is flourished with beautiful limestone karst towers and it is part of the Phang Nga national park. Now a lot of tourists have been attracted to this area.

Ko Phi Phi Lee
Ko Phi Phi Lee51.13 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Phi Phi Leh is an uninhabited island that lies 1.5km off the southernmost tip of Phi Phi Don. Stunning vertical cliffs capped with green foliage give way to small sandy beaches and tropical coral seas. Most visitors find their way around Phi Phi Leh on an organised Phi Phi boat tour. However you can rent a longtail boat for your own customized trip.

Ko Poda
Ko Poda53.90 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Ko Poda is an island off the west coast of Thailand, in Krabi Province, about 8 kilometers from Ao Nang. It is part of the Mu Ko Poda, or Poda Group Islands, which are under the administration of Hat Nopharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park. The group consists of Ko Poda, Ko Kai, Ko Mo, and Ko Thap.

Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park

Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park is located in Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Province. Established in 1983, it covers an area of 387.9 square kilometers including some areas of the Andaman Sea and the southern region’s west coast. The marine national park is rich in natural beauty, it has islands, coral reefs, coralline algae, a wonderful seabed and unique landscapes like limestone mountains with several levels of cliffs, amazing caves and long white beach with fossil shells.

Koh Panyi
Koh Panyi57.35 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Koh Panyee is a small island community about 20 minutes by longtail boat from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. Koh Panyee is mostly made up of huge and almost vertical limestone cliffs. The hundreds of huts, shacks, restaurants and houses where the villagers live are built on stilts over the surrounding shallow sea. No one seems quite sure how many wooden and concrete piles hold up this extraordinary community, but it's certainly a fascinating and unique feat of informal engineering.

Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach57.41 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Ao Nang is a central point of the coastal province of Krabi, Thailand. The town consists chiefly of a main street, which is dominated by restaurants, pubs, shops, and other commerce aimed at tourists. The main beach is used by sunbathers to a certain extent, but there are a large number of long-tail boats that offer access to other beaches on the mainland and on nearby islands.

Railay Beach
Railay Beach58.19 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Railay Beach is, in fact, a small peninsula that counts four beaches. Now on every savvy traveler's list, Railay is nevertheless one of Thailand's most sought-after beach areas. Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and accessible only by boat, Railay presents a tranquil and extraordinary world.

Khao Lampi–Hat Thai Mueang National Park
Khao Lampi–Hat Thai Mueang National Park66.72 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Muaeng National Park, formerly known as "Lampi Waterfall" and "Lampi Forest Park" was assigned to be managed and controlled by the National Park Division of the Royal Forest Department in Apr 1986. It consists of first, Tai Mueang Beach and second, the Lampi mountain range. To the west, Tai Mueang Beach ends at the Kham Bay Peninsula, and to the east there is a brackish water canal fed from the Lampi mountain range, covered by a fertile tropical rainforest.

Wat Kaew Korawararam
Wat Kaew Korawararam67.99 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Wat Kaew Korawaram, also known simply as Wat Kaew, is the largest Buddhist temple within Krabi Town and one of most prestigious in the entire region, though not as famous as the Tiger Cave Temple located outside the city. Perched on a hill overlooking Krabi downtown, the temple dates back to 1887, when 200 families settled at Baan Pak Nam, which was the name of city at that time, and a community of monks sprang up and prospered.

Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi
Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi71.78 KMs away from Wat Chalong

A sacred site, known for tinger paw prints, tall Budha statues, and flight of stairs to reach the summit.

Ko Mai Phai
Ko Mai Phai72.58 KMs away from Wat Chalong

Bamboo Island is a true tropical paradise. Known by locals as Koh Mai Phai, the stunning tiny island is just a short strip of white sand beach which rises from the sea, about 600 meters wide and 700 m long, with a shape like a heart. Its central part is covered with lush vegetation, mostly Casuarinas trees and the Bamboo trees, hence its name. On the north-eastern side of the island, under the shade of trees, there is a small bar for visitors, which serves drinks and snacks.