Chalong Bay Map

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Chalong is the main gateway to the southern end of the island. From Chalong Circle five roads lead out: north to Phuket (ChaoFa Rd East and ChaoFa Rd West which goes past Siam Safari and Wat Chalong), east just a bit to Chalong Bay, south to Rawai and Nai Harn and west past the BaanChang Safari and PaintBall/Shooting Range/Cobra Show and across the mountains to Kata/Karon.

There is a main pier here as well as an Immigration Check-point for incoming yachts. Many of the dive operators depart from here.

Chalong is a centre for many of the resident expats on the island and has the flavour of a combination Thai-European village. There's a great local early morning market and in the evening near the circle is a vendor market featuring all sorts of curries and Thai foods. Local buses heading to all points of the southern end of Phuket pass around the circle and there's a motorcycle taxi stand there as well.

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About Chalong Bay

Chalong Bay Chalong Bay

Plenty of restaurants, shops and tour operators are packed into the short street leading to the pier. The bay is busy with boats all year round. Read More...

Chalong Highlights

Big Buddha of Phuket Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket's Big Buddha sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and at 45 metres high it is easily seen from far away.  Read More...

Wat Chalong Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism. Read More...


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