Chalong is a district located in the southern portion of Phuket, Thailand containing much of the eastern shoreline and the island’s largest bay. The town serves as Phuket’s primary boat harbour and representatively persists as an inclusive maritime attraction. Chalong can be described as a comprehensive port town with deep cultural roots.
Things to do in the Chalong area include visiting a variety of Buddhist temples, highlighted by Wat Chalong, the newer Wat Luang Pu Supa, and Big Buddha on Naka Kerd Mountain. The harbour town is appropriately equipped with speedboats to rent, fishing, snorkelling opportunities, and yacht charters. Tourists also enjoy horseback riding and elephant rides as well as plentiful shops and local cuisine.
There is a parking area for personal vehicles. Buses, taxis, and mini buses all run from Phuket to Chalong Bay, and many boats are routing from Chalong to nearby islands and other destinations.
Wat Chalong is the most revered temple on Phuket Island due to its containment of a piece of a bone of the Buddha. This relic is referred to as Phra Borom Sareerikatat and is respected worldwide. The expanse of Wat Chalong is divided into different areas correspondingly known as a viharn, a mondop, aubosot, a chedi containing a secret relic, a sala and a crematorium.