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This is Phuket’s principal boat anchorage and the island’s largest bay, 11 kilometres south of the town. It is very picturesque but not suitable for swimming. Boats can be chartered to go to some small island south of Phuket. A number of restaurants are on the road leading to the bay.
Things to Do:
Wat Chalong (วัดฉลองหรือวัดไชยธาราราม)
A beautiful Buddhist temple located on the southern end of the island. This is where stands the cast statue of Luang Pho Cham, who helped the people of Phuket, put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie Rebellion, in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Pho Chuang, and Luang Pho Cham, abbots of the temple during later times. Wat Chalong is about 8 kilometres outside town. Take Wichit Songkram Road to the bypass and turn left, and drive for about 10 minutes. Wat Chalong is on the left.
Wat Laung Pu Supa (วัดหลวงปู่สุภา)
A new beautiful temple built by the national famous abbot. North of Wat Chalong 1 kilometer.
Big Buddha (พระใหญ่)
A white marble Buddha statue on the top of Naka Kerd mountain. Far south of Wat Chalong 3 kilometers. High grand view over east part of Phuket island.
Phuket Zoo (สวนสัตว์ภูเก็ต)
Enjoy a wonderfully different type of zoo. Lush tropical gardens invite you to stroll around in the shade of giant trees across bridges onto islands containing all kinds of strange animals. Far north from Chalong pier 4 kilometre,on East Chaofa Rd.