Phuket comes across as an exciting destination for the adventurous at heart. With superb beaches and water sports to indulge in, one would truly be offered the essence of what the tropics have in store. However the area’s range of temples too is held in high regard for they collectively provide a welcome getaway from the sun, surf and sand. Stay at a Phuket resort will offer you convenient access to these shrines. Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand which is categorised as a Phuket beach resort can be considered before heading over.
Wat Chalong which was constructed in the 19th century is the largest of all the Buddhist temples that you would come across in Phuket. Surrounded in lush green gardens, photographers would find it hard to stop clicking on their cameras when at this shrine. Should you be travelling within southern Phuket, then you would definitely come across Big Buddha which is famed for having a 45 metre tall Buddha statuette built of marble. Once here you would be able to capture the surrounding landscape all at once as the views stretch out to regions far and wide. Located a short distance away from Phuket town is where one will find Wat Kathu. The temple is beautified beyond imagination and those coming over would be happy to note that the resident monks will readily answer any questions that you might have in connection with the history of the temple. Depicting a fine blend of Thai and Chinese mythology, the Wat Phra Nang Sang which is two centuries old is best known for its range of statues and ornaments that certainly add to the charm of this sanctuary. These temples are some of the many shrines that can be visited when one decides to holiday in sunny Phuket.