Though slightly over-saturated with tourists flocking by bus from Phuket to the Big Buddha, Wat Chalong (or, more correctly, Wat Chaiyathararam) is a memorable amalgam of beautiful Thai architecture and profound Buddhist reverence. As if to drive this point home, there is a sliver of bone from the Buddhia himself enshrined inside the temple's unmistakable Grand Pagoda. Even its history deserves no small degree of admiration, as Wat Chalong is dedicated to a pair of monks who helped lead a late 19th century rebellion against Chinese occupation. Other salient attractions include a wealth of gold-leaf statues set inside several smaller chedis and an exhibition hall complete with wax statues of the commemorated monks themselves. If you can avoid the mid-day swell of visitors, this is absolutely a culturally and aesthetically rewarding experience.