This is a video detailing the Wat Chalong Buddhist Temple in Phuket, Thailand. Of the many temples found on Phuket Island, the Wat Chalong temple is the largest and most revered. The temple complex was built in its current location in 1837.
Some remains of older structures have been found, however it is unknown exactly how old they are. The large grounds of Wat Chalong, which is officially named Wat Chaitararam contains a wiharn, a mondop, a ubosot, and a chedi containing a secret relic, a sala, and a crematorium.
Wat Chalong (วัดฉลองหรือวัดไชยธาราราม) 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 Kluam, abbots of the temple during later times.
Wat Chalong’s official name is Wat Chaitararam and it is dedicated to Luang Poh Cham, Luang Poh Chuang, and, Luang Poh Kluam, former abbots of the temple.
Near Wat Chalong, sits the Big Buddha, which is detailed in this video production we made: