Wat Phra Thong Temple in Phuket, is a Buddhist temple known for its gold statue of a half-buried Buddha, plus a museum

Wat Phra Thong Buried Golden Buddha Temple, Phuket

Wat Phra Thong is the second most important Buddhist temple in Phuket. It is located around 20 km from Phuket town in Thepkasattri Road, Thalang, and the temple contains a half buried Golden Buddha statue.

Golden Buddha at Wat Phra Thong Temple in Phuket
Golden Buddha at Wat Phra Thong Temple in Phuket. Photo: Panoramio.

Legends say that during the invasion of Thalang town by the Burmese invaders, they tried to excavate the statue in order to take it back to Burma. They tried to dig the Buddha image out of the ground but it would not budge.

Address: Thep Krasatti, Thalang, Phuket 83110.

-Thailand News (TN)

TN

The main purpose of Thailand News is to offer our readers all news from the most popular and trusted newspapers in Thailand & Asia in one place.

Get breaking news and the latest news headlines from Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Isan, the insurgency-plagued South and Asia.

You May Also Like

More From Author

+ There are no comments

Add yours

Leave a Reply