€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
240things to do
in Thailand
114things to do
in Phuket

Set off a Firecracker at a Templein Phuket, Thailand

#24of 114 things to doin Phuket

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
Did you know that setting off firecrackers in the right place at the right time could turn out to be a real karma ritual?
How to set off a Firecracker at a Temple in Phuket
Wat Chalong is a popular destination among tourists and Thai people alike. The finest temple designed typically for this area looks rich and elegant, and has an air of tranquility and peace. If you choose to head here, make sure you’ve taken your camera with you – in most buildings you are even allowed to take photos indoors, with the pictures looking amazing! Also, dress up appropriately. Ladies should wear clothes that cover shoulders and knees.

Don’t be surprised to find out that the main karma ritual featured here is about exploding firecrackers. This activity is meant to symbolize chasing evil spirits away and is carried out by a member of specially trained staff. All the revenue from the ritual goes to cover the temple’s needs.

Where to do?

#12Wat Chalong in PhuketWat Chalong

This Buddhist temple's highlight is not its colorful and rich-looking buildings, but the quirky ritual for chasing evil spirits away they practice here.

Location: Phuket, Mueang Phuket District
Open hours: every day from 09:00 to 18:00
Official website: http://www.wat-chalong-phuket.com
← #23 of 114
Make a nude style photo shoot →#25 of 114

Reviews

Guest22 June 2018

More things to do in Phuket

#19Drag a crocodile by its tail in PhuketDrag a crocodile by its tailoddviser

Face and conquer your fear — where else could you get away with dragging the huge crocodile with its huge teeth by its tail?

200The Phuket Zoo
#35Look After Gibbons in PhuketLook After Gibbonsoddviser

Help these cute buddies to get back to their native habitat. Gibbons are balancing on the brink of extinction and can’t cope on their own!

FREEGibbon Rehabilitation Project
#21Try fried ice cream in PhuketTry fried ice creamoddviser

In Phuket you can try out an unusual, but very tasty dessert that will impress any sweets lover.

20Sam Kong Ice-cream Cafe
#6Ride a motor-cross in the jungle in PhuketRide a motor-cross in the jungleoddviser

A cross-country ride in the wild jungle on a real cross motorbike? Where do we sign up?

1500Motor-cross in the jungle
#25Make a nude style photo shoot in PhuketMake a nude style photo shootAnna Grishina

Make a custom photo shoot in the nude style with the famous photographer Ilya Bukowski.

7300
#33Attend the Vegetarian Festival in PhuketAttend the Vegetarian Festivaloddviser

The bright and strange festival that is held yearly in Phuket attracts thousands of spectators.

FREE
#76Staying in the haunted hotel in PhuketStaying in the haunted hotelАй Хантер

Have a walk through the haunted hotel which will soon succumb to the wilderness of the jungle.

FREEThe Haunted Peninsula Hotel
#10See a mudskipper in PhuketSee a mudskipperoddviser

All fish swim and don't show off. But these fish are an exception - they run, jump and even climb trees. Try to find it!

FREESirinat National Park
#66Try sapodilla in PhuketTry sapodillaКристина Нестеренко

Because of the short-term storage period you can try out the tasty and healthy sapodilla only in tropical countries — do not miss this chance!

40
#32Try the roasted crickets in PhuketTry the roasted cricketsoddviser

The dish for the bravest of the foodies — and a great snack for a glass of beer, surprisingly. Besides, this exotic food is rich in protein and calcium.

#74Sponsor a stray dog in PhuketSponsor a stray dogoddviser

Stray dogs need support — help them gain faith in people and give them a chance for a second — and a happier — dog life!

Soi Dog Foundation
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Phuket with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!

Photo credit © http://slayers.ru