Buddhist Temples (Wats)

Phuket, Thailand

Buddhism is a religion that embraces a variety of belief's, traditions and spiritual practices based on the original teachings and philosophies attributed to Buddha. Buddhist Temples are places of worship that believers and followers of Buddhism will go to honour Buddha through acts of service and prayer. These temples represent the pure land or environment of Buddha and are traditionally designed to inspire inner and outer peace.

Buddhist Temples vary from region to region in their architecture and structure and are designed to symbolize five elements: earth, wind, air, fire and wisdom. The temple structures vary depending on language and region which includes Viharas, Stupas, Pagodas or Wats. In Thailand you will find Wats. The Buddhist temples not only consist of their structures but their surrounding areas too, which is why most temples are bound by walls and gates, although everyone is welcome to visit at anytime.

With a large number of the population in Phuket being Thai-Buddhists, there are over 40 Wats available for those who follow Buddhism to worship at. Some of these temples are over 100 years old and hold great significance to the history of Phuket. The temples on the island offer visitors a chance to be blessed by a monk, donate money as well as buy herbal palms and other intriguing trinkets. All proceeds go to the maintenance and up keep of the temples.

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Wat Anamai Kasem

Wat Anamai Kasem

Wat Anamai Kasem is a small and older Theravada Buddhist Temple located in the Bang Tao area of Phuk

Wat Cherngtalay

Wat Cherngtalay

Wat Cherngtalay (Choeng Thale) is a Theravada Buddhist Temple located in Cherngtalay near Laguna Bea

wat thep kasattri

Wat Thep Kasattri

Wat Thep Kasattri is a Theravada Buddhist Temple also called ‘Wat Ban Don’ by the local Thai people.

Wat Phranang Sang

Wat Phranang Sang

The Wat Phranang Sang is the oldest temple in Phuket and more than 500 years old. Another name of th

Monkey temple Phang Nga

Monkey Temple Phang Nga

Monkey Temple Phang Nga: The Monkey Temple Phang Nga or Wat Suwan Kuha is a temple in a cave 12 kilo

Wat Ladthiwanaram

Wat Ladthiwanaram

Wat Ladthiwanaram, Chalong, Phuket Wat Ladthiwanaram or Wat Tai (as it is known by the locals) is a

Wat Khao Rang

Wat Khao Rang

Wat Khao Rang, Phuket Town Most of the visitors over the years have been to Rang Hill viewpoint and

Wat Wichit Sangkaram

Wat Wichit Sangkaram

Its impressive mixture of bright colours applied to traditional architecture makes it a well-visited

Wat Mongkhon Nimit

Wat Mongkhon Nimit

Inside the temple, dominated by the red and golden colours, houses a very beautiful and impressive g

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