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Chalong temple or Chai tararam temple Muang district, Phuket province is the most famous temple in phuket. It houses the statue of the late highly revered monk, Luang Po Cham. The monk led the people of Phuket to fight against the immigrant Chinese influx to Phuket for tin mining and wanted to capture the city in B. E. 2419 (A.D.1876) before the government sent it's troops to subdue the rebellion. King Rama V appointed Luang Po Cham with the ecclesiastical title of phura Kru wisit wongsacharn. Beside the statue of Luang Po Cham, his other title decorations are also displayed in the temple e. g. his walking stick and his painting on the second floor of the kuti (residence) of the abbot, too.

CONTACT :

CHALONG TEMPLE OR CHAI TARARAM TEMPLE : CALL 0-7638-1226

PHUKET POLICE STATION : CALL 0-7621-2115

TOURIST POLICE : CALL 1155, 0-7625-4693

WACHIRA PHUKET HOSPITAL : CALL 0-7621-7293-8

TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND, SOUTHERN OFFICE : REGION 4 : CALL
0-7621-1036, 0-7621-2213

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