Wat Phra Thong is one of Phuket’s most recognize temples. Locally called Wat Phra Pud to point out the sacred story of being found a half buddha statue in the rice field by a local boy.
Later, villagers created gold to cover half of the Buddha image that rose from the ground as seen today.
It is worth experiencing and wanders around the temple. The temple also has “Wat Phra Thong Museum”. The museum has been collecting various antiquities, a collection of antiques Phuketian’s belongings.
For example, “Chang Sui” was a tin miner’s raincoat. Chinese women’s toe shoes who had to tie their feet up small according to the values of society at that time. This local museum will walk you through the story of Phuket island to the past.
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