Chalong Bay Attractions

What to See in Chalong Bay

Chalong, located on the east-central side of Phuket, is a colourful combination of a port, residential area and shopping hub. Here, you will find the spiritual centre of the island with the striking hilltop Big Buddha and the beautifully ornate Wat Chalong.

Chalong Bay is also a departure point for the many surrounding islands such as Coral Island with its sensational diving and snorkeling opportunities.

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Big Buddha of Phuket

Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket's Big Buddha sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, it is easily seen Read More...

Radar Hill Viewpoint

Radar Hill Viewpoint

Radar Hill Viewpoint is the highest in Phuket. Towering above Patong and looking out over the eastern part of the island Read More...

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and westerners come to Read More...

Coral Island

Coral Island

A very popular destination, only 15 minutes by boat from the southern end of Phuket Island. As the name suggests, it's Read More...

Phuket Bird Park

Phuket Bird Park

This beautifully arranged plot of hillside land has exotic flora, winding paths, odd memorabilia, no less than three Read More...

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Chalong Bay Rum

The next time you’re raising a sundowner cocktail to toast your Phuket holidays, it’s worth reflecting on just how the spirits in your Mojito or Daiquiri are produced. The base of your rum-based cocktails comes from sugar cane and guess what? Thailand is one of the world’s largest producers of this valuable yet abundant commodity. Read More...

  • Location: 14/2 Moo 2, Soi Palai 2, Chalong
  • Tel: 088 448 1343 or 082 800 4701
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Coral Island

Coral Island, known locally as Koh Hae, is a beautiful getaway destination located three kilometres southeast of Phuket. The island features two main beaches, Long Beach and Banana Beach.

It's not called Coral Island for nothing; the snorkeling off Banana Beach is thrilling and if you go out far enough from Long Beach you will also Read More...

  • How to get there: You can rent a longtail boat at either Rawai Beach or Chalong pier. Alternatively, book a snorkeling day trip and you will be taken by speedboat (traveling time, 15 minutes from Chalong) and provided with a mask, fins and snorkel as well as a buffet lunch.
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Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the island's most important and revered landmarks. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and at 45 metres high it is easily seen from far away.

The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island (think sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: From 08:00 – 19:30. If you want to catch the sunset from one of Thailand's best spots, try to be there before 18:30
  • How to get there: The road leading up to the Big Buddha is off Chao Fa Road East near Chalong. There are many red-and-white signs indicating where it is. Turn down Soi Yodsane and simply follow the indications for the next six kilometres up the hill. You can’t miss it.
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Phuket Bird Park

This beautifully arranged plot of hillside land has exotic flora, winding paths, odd memorabilia, no less than three cafés, a souvenir shop and of course hundreds of beautiful birds from all around the tropical world.

We don’t want to give away much about the three-times-a-day shows in the amphitheatre at the end of the tour but Read More...

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Phuket Botanic Garden

Phuket Botanic Garden in Chalong offers an alternative recreation choice for visitors; especially those with an interest in gardening. This orchid pavilion display, rainforest garden, winter garden, with many rare plant species and more than 30 other selections will entertain the whole family. Each zone has its own characteristics and plant collections that will definitely grab Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09.00 - 17.00 Closed on Wednesday
  • Location: On Lung Por Chuang Road, Chalong, south of the island. If coming from Phuket Town, you’ll spot a small road commonly known by the name Soi TOT located before reaching the famous Wat Chalong. Make a turn there.
  • Tel: +66 (0)76-367076
  • Price Range: Adult 500 baht, children 300 baht
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Radar Hill Viewpoint

Radar Hill Viewpoint is the highest in Phuket. Towering above Patong and looking out over the eastern part of the island it’s unmistakable from both east and western Phuket.

Accessible only from the east, the picturesque (and sometimes steep) road winds up through villages and rubber plantations. Read More...

  • How to get there: On Chao Fa West Road, take the small road up to Villa Zolitude. Radar Hill Viewpoint is located about two kilometres after the hotel.
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Two Nines Mini Golf Club

Two Nines Mini Golf Club is a great family activity in its own right and, being located right next to the driving range of Phunaka Golf Course in Chalong, is also an ideal distraction for those who want to while away some time between rounds and serious practise.

The compact course has 18 felt-covered holes, split Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Phunaka Golf Course, 61/17-19, Soi Chaofa 73, Chalong
  • Tel: +66 (0)95 257 8490
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Wat Chalong

Wats - or Buddhist temples - are among the most important symbols of Thailand, partly because the majority of Thais are Buddhist and partly because they are so beautiful. In Phuket alone, there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island.

Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals Read More...

  • How to get there: Wat Chalong is about 8 km south of Phuket City. Travel along Chao Fah Nok Rd (Chao Fa West Rd) from the Central Festival mall, and you will see the temple on the left side of the road.
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Wat Luang Pu Supha

Wat Mai Luang Pu Supha (also known as Wat Sila Suparam) in Chalong is a relatively new temple on the island. This beautiful and inviting property was built with attention to detail but it is famous mainly because of its founder Luang Pu Supha who is probably one of the most respected and long-lived monks in Read More...

  • Opening Hours: All year round
  • Location: Chaofa West Road, Chalong Area
  • How to get there: From the Central Festival Phuket shopping mall go towards Chalong, the temple is near Phunaka Golf Course, Phuket Tree Adventure and about 500 metres before the famous Wat Chalong.
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