Wat Khao Rang in Phuket

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Wat Khao Rang (or Sumnak Song Khao Rang) enjoys a great location in Phuket Town, sitting on the slope of the popular Khao Rang (Rang Hill). This is where visitors can discover a large golden sitting Buddha – the first of its kind on the island. This charming temple is busy at weekends when locals pay a visit.

Many tour companies bringing tourists to the Phuket and Andaman region usually include this temple in their tour itinerary together with Khao Rang Viewpoint and Khao Rang restaurants (see Tung Ka Café & Restaurant).

Wat Khao Rang Highlights

Built many years ago, the beautiful golden sitting Buddha image is a spiritual centre for many worshippers on the island. It not only looks amazing, it was also the first big Buddha image Phuket ever had until the giant Buddha was built in the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata.

The atmosphere of the temple is very peaceful and it is not at all a busy touristic place. It’s common to see different generations of families come to ‘make merit’ by donating fresh food as well as alms to monks, usually in the morning before 11:00. This is one of the most beautiful images to see in Thailand.

Don’t miss a chance to walk around the temple to see some of the incredible Thai art forms including a statue of Yommaraj (the Lord of Death) and giants in Thai myths as well as traditional carving on the temple’s doors and roofs. Sitting in a row are the images of monks who were highly respected, and who passed away years ago. They are among the top attractions of this temple.

 

Wat Khao Rang in Phuket

 

What Not to Miss at Wat Khao Rang

What made this temple famous is not only its interesting religious images but its founder Lung Pu Supa (locals sometime refer Wat Khao Rang as Wat Lung Pu Supa). Born more than 100 years ago in a rural area of Issan, he is also known as ‘The Living Monk’ as he has lived through the reigns of five Thai Kings of the Chakri Dynasty, from King Rama V to the current King, King Rama IX. He began his monkhood at the age of nine and was ordained as first a samanen (apprentice) and later a monk and has never left it since.

 

Wat Khao Rang in Phuket

 

In his younger years Luang Pu Supha never settled anywhere for long, and was always on the move to meditate and study Dharma as well as helping people. He chose Phuket as his final home probably because of his age and health. After spending many years at Wat Khao Rang, he now lives permanently in Wat Silsuparam (aka Wat Mai Luang Pu Supha) in Chalong.

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Services Inluded:
  • - Private transfers  with  Professional English Speaking guide
  • - Accommodation with breakfast at mentioned Hotels
  • - Meals (Food only / NO drinks) as mentioned in programs
  • - All Entrance fees for the whole trip as mentioned in programme
  • - Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • - Daily 2 mineral water bottles per day per pax.
  • - All taxes
  • - Highly responsive 24/7 support during the tour.
  • - High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved.
  • - Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • - In tour flights if any
  • - Special assistances in ease city for smooth check-ins.
Services Excluded:
  • - International flights & departure taxes
  • - Visa On Arrival guaranteed letter
  • - Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Beverage
  • - Other services not mentioned above

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